Urban Scene

jazz in the city
cello, saxophone, paper cone
playin’ for tips and the city dawgs

makin’ music
strummin’, blowin’, puffin’ too
flyin’ high with life

city nomad, gigs of the soul


WONDERFUL art by Claudia Schoenfeld, also one of the founders of dVerse, a poets’ pub. Could not resist writing a second sevenling to conincide with this great piece of art, Urbanity. A sevenling is composed of two tercets and one final line — and includes somehow an element of three in each of the tercets. 

17 thoughts on “Urban Scene

  1. Grace July 20, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I have seen them around the subway here and they play beautifully too. Love that final line, city nomad, gigs of the soul.

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    • lillian July 20, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Thanks, Grace. Just was so enamored with the vibrancy of Claudia’s paintings!


  2. brian miller July 20, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Nice. I think I commented on another that had street musicians in it…there is a certain should that only they have and seems lost when it makes it to the stage…perhaps too much polish before the big crowd…i love street music and buskers though….

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  3. kanzensakura July 20, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Buskers – oh you brought them to life. I love how they play on the streets, just going for the music although the change is nice too. You captured this so very well.

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    • lillian July 20, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Ah…so glad you enjoyed! 🙂


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) July 20, 2016 / 10:56 am

    I do love the street musician sometimes.. sometimes it seems too intrusive… but that may be just me those times (or a bad musician)

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    • lillian July 20, 2016 / 11:24 am

      Seemed to fit this painting…the good ones are really fun!


  5. claudia July 20, 2016 / 11:01 am

    i love listening to buskers and i just love how their music changes the atmosphere in a city…

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    • lillian July 20, 2016 / 11:26 am

      Had not thought of the ten “buskers” but thought immediately of the street musicians when I saw this painting and zoomed in on the details.


    • lillian July 20, 2016 / 11:45 am

      Aren’t the colors and energy fabulous?!


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