Felique Dupré in the Haunted World: Among the French Cymbalists


(symbol.crash)

She has strolled the
twenty yards among
the desperate Italians
who sleep on fine couches
beneath that crummy hotel
over Washington Square.

The wind as a Southern Storm
lifts her up to the land of
wildflowers and Irish seascapes.

Flemish belles wring

A clarion call!
An armistice! And
Felique is alone on a
subway that goes
nowhere.

As surely as the clock ticks,

Just as surely there is a way
to escape the Village

But for Felique, whose anguish
has never been televised

And whose skirts are off the rack

There is no escape to money
and romance.

 

This poem was first posted in March 2015

 

Poem and Image Rob Goldstein (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

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I Wear the Sun

i want to strip
& spread a blanket
on the Boulevard
in Santa Monica
and sip a Coke
and wear Dark Glasses
and bleach the tips
of my hair
and pretend
everyone thinks
i wear the sun
Rob Goldstein 2015-2019

Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

From Teagan’s Books

Teagan's Books

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

LULU Arrival 2.Lulu’s clumsiness sends the train to 1 million years BC. Art by Rob Goldstein

It’s finally time!  I’ve been promising you a short story with illustrations by Rob Goldstein.  Lulu, Gramps, and Valentino are joined by a couple of unexpected characters in this one episode story.  I call it “One Million Years B-Lulu.”  It’s a little riff on “One Million Years BC,” which featured Raquel Welsh.  Don’t ask me why that particular scenario popped into my head.  I’ve told you that I’m just not wired right. The three random things Rob gave me to drive the story are velociraptor, stone axe, and capacitors.

Rob is featuring the story as a guest post today at Sue Vincent‘s blog, so I hope you’ll click over and visit them.  I’m posting it here as well.  Without further ado…

All aboard!

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Hullaba Lulu: One Million Years B-Lulu

Teagan Geneviene and I collaborated on a ‘Lulu’ story for Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

My part was making illustrations and a video; for that, I took a break from social media.

Thanks to Sue for being the inspiration for this collaboration with Teagan.

I’m honored to share a guest spot on Sue’s blog.

I learn when I take on a project like this, and it’s fun to illustrate a character as surreal as ‘Lulu’.

An Illustration for One Million Years B-Lulu by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Tumac Save Fire Hair

It took three shoots to figure out how to stage Tom Driberg’s capture

Third draft of an Illustration for a short story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Your Sheba has Found You
Final draft of an Illustration for a short story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Tom Dribble’s Capture – Final

I want the graphics to reflect the spirit of Teagan’s story.

I hope I’ve done that with this video.

 

To read the story by Teagan Geneviene visit Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Rob Goldstein 2019

All images (c) Rob Goldstein 2019