What is the weight of joy?

What is the weight of joy? Photograph by D Young. New Orleans Mardi Gras 1984. A street drain is leaning halfway into the ground as oak tree roots grow around it on South Claiborne in New Orleans on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune) Sonnet: Forty-six Tons of Mardi Gras Beads... Continue Reading →

At the corner (four versions)

Four versions of “At the corner” 1. Of summer, of the man on notice there where the corner aches in his trash long redolent of the bar down the street a cig-butt nobody he is to the point but he strings along & sips his beer and it’s the seventh sidewalk electric-live lights all around... Continue Reading →

1980 was

1980 was Not so long ago As spacetime & Anniversaries come And go, oh and Not so very far away Traveling by strolling On banks of rivers The Mississippi The Pearl The Leaf The Hudson The Amstel The Seine The Rhône The Aude The Teche The Tête The Agly Good being home Everywhere

John the Revelator

John the Revelator We streetcar’d down- town cruising our morning on Canal this was about the time of the Challenger blowing up on take-off we went into Woolworth’s for roasted nuts talking Challenger ache for true a hobo at the checkout summed it up for everyone throwing out his arms shouting ain’t that Challenger just... Continue Reading →


Sousaphonics Images of a musical nature show up in these drawings lately echoes of Treme lost in the dark sousaphonically ©R Young

Second Line for Fats

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino, Jr. February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017. The heart and soul of New Orleans and its music. And he touched us. 

The year it was 1984 and old New Orleans put on its grandest party yet: The New Orleans World’s Fair. Oh, it was a scene it was and what... Continue Reading →


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