Thursday, October 17, 2013

long hot summer night

hush now,
wild thing
have you ever been to electric lady land?

gypsy eyes, bold as love
machine gun fire burning desire—

hear my train a-comin’, lover man
let me move you

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Jimi Hendrix @ The Rock, photo © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

I recently visited a restaurant that had this likeness of Jimi Hendrix painted on the wall near our table (and titles to many of his songs on the seating).  Jimi is a Seattle icon, though I won’t say role model, hahowever, he was a brilliantly talented guitarist.  I crafted this poem (and title) from titles of songs he wrote, recorded or performed.

Bold As Love
Burning Desire
Gypsy Eyes
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
Hear My Train A-Comin’
Hush Now
Let Me Move You
Long Hot Summer Night
Lover Man
Machine Gun
Wild Thing


  1. nice....listened to jimi a bit in my day and recognize a few of those songs....nice job weaving them together in this...

  2. What a brilliant idea for a poem. I love listening to some old Henrix :)

  3. A really cool idea - funky and creative!

  4. very, very cool, Jennifer.

  5. Very trippy--and the painting, too. It's taken me years to really appreciate Hendrix.

  6. oh down memory lane we go... :) this poem will have me dragging out old records....

  7. Edgy images that flash like glints from another time.

  8. I agree that this is a brilliant little poem!

  9. Very, very well done.


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