may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Monday, December 19, 2011

for the children of famous parents

"a misfit, a dreamer, a sinner, a castaway, a wayward child, a hobgoblin, a flibbertigibbet, a waif, a weird, a pariah, a prodigal, a picturesque ruin, a sensitive plant, an exquisite machine with insufficient steam, the oddest of God’s creatures....(describing Hartley Coleridge-son of STC)
for musicians it is easy-the Lennons and Dylans and Marleys of this world welcome musical progeny willingly-as independent creators
for writers such as the Coleridges and the Amises -the shadow of the father often eclipses the son
eldest sons invoke Greek mythos /pathos in discerning between sources of Light and Learning
Vices are shared as much as verses-"the sins of the father..."
Leonard Cohen's son plays guitar-and plays the songs of his father
Jacob Dylan, Sean and Julian Lennon-write their own material
Whether we be photocopies of familiars or original creators
relies less upon heritage-more environmental assistance
What do the children of Freud,Jung and Joseph Campbell have in common?
Only famous fathers,and the impossibility of surpassing them

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