30 March 2008

pickld in beet juice

            for Ira Joel Haber

I saw Lucille Ball & Rock Hudson on the stage of Radio City Music Hall 2 months before my 42nd birthday.

I saw Troy Donahue & Angie Dickinson on screen at Radio City Music Hall the month before my 19th birthday.

I saw Antonin Artaud & Annabella on screen at Radio City Muisic Hall 2 months after my 40th birthday.

I saw Peggy Lee & Katharine Hepburn on the stage of Radio City Music Hall the month after my 47th birthday.

2 comments:

cinemage books said...

Thanks Alex thats nice. Its been along time that I had a poem dedicated to me.

AlexG said...

my pleasure Ira Joel. this dedication marks our long friendship (which made an earlier cameo in this series with the mention of the prose poem for yr 1st flight)& of course pays tribute to yr own early & important Radio City piece. in other words -- I treasure you as both a friend & an artist.