Jim Murray en Communications and journalism, beBee in English, Creative and Media Professionals Partner, Bullet Proof Consulting: Creative Director, Writer, Art Director, Project Manager • Onwords & Upwords Inc 8/6/2018 · 1 min de lectura · +900

Anthony Bourdain RIP

Anthony Bourdain RIPI was so saddened by the passing of Anthony Bourdain. He was one amazing dude who opened up the world and showed it for what it really is...the delicious endless variety of tastes and smells and textures. This poem is for Anthony.

I USED TO BE A POET

I used to be a poet
Way back in the day
Long before the sleek
Looking machinery
That manufactures words
At the speed of light
Was even dreamt of

I used to be a poet
When words were measured
Carefully and thoughtfully
When love and passion
Dripped from every one
Like honey from some
Overachieving beehive

I used to be a poet
When I could make
Subconscious thoughts
Churn and bubble
A witches cauldron
Of fear and anger
Of anxiety and longing
For everything from justice
To a good old fashioned fuck

I used to be a poet
When everything was cool
And everyone could find
The deeper meaning
When inflections were like chords
That no one had played before
And they were so rich
And strange and full of the unknown

I used to be a poet
When my mind was free to wander
And I was always invited to
Tag along, taking notes
And shaping them into
Little anthems to whatever
Was going on, going strong
Going right, going wrong
Going, going, gone

I used to be poet
But nowadays
I have to reach way back
To find those things
That came so easily
Those thoughts that would drift
On the tide of all that I
Was so connected to
When I used to be a poet

Copyright 2017, Jim Murray, From Dirty Hymns Vol 8


Denise M Barry 9/6/2018 · #5

A very moving poem Jim. Personally your writing style and life experience have always reminded me of a harmonious blend of Anthony Bourdain and Leonard Cohen (with maybe a little Dylan thrown in for good measure).

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Denise M Barry 9/6/2018 · #4

A very moving poem Jim. Personally your writing style and life experience has always reminded me of a harmonious blend of Anthony Bourdain and Leonard Cohen.

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Phil Friedman 8/6/2018 · #3

Sometimes that brightest light comes from candles that are burning at both ends. I am sorry, Jim, for your loss and that of all Bourdain fans, not to mention the rest of us. Clearly, he brought his own light into this world and will obviously be missed.

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Randall Burns 8/6/2018 · #2

Great capture of the "mood" @Jim Murray I was shocked at hearing the news this morning, so many questions...

Here's something I posted last year;

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/an-acknowledgement-of-appreciation-for-chef-anthony-bourdain

RIP Tony

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Bill King 8/6/2018 · #1

Thank you for sharing Mr, Murray. I didn't know Anthony Bourdain had passed. He always seemed happiest with an empty plate, once filled with meat, in front of him, a drink in his hand and listening to the story of someone sitting across from him.

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