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...and they lived happily ever after. Smith & Lady: poets, artists, photographers & adventurers.
Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

teddy bear picnic – not

July 4th, 2015


Status Report 32

Fullmoon dark picnic in the park,
where’s the Teddy Bears?

Sweet birds tweet unrisen sun.

Trains on both sides of us low moan wail,
send me spindrift down line of time.

– Smith, 7.4.2015



eat sky

July 3rd, 2015


Status Report 31

The bromeliad air vines lack earth,
grow wire high,
eat sky.

So do I.

– Smith, 7.3.2015



Good and bad been flowing

July 2nd, 2015


Status Report 30

Good and bad been flowing
and bad made good.

Reality keeps getting me stoned
then messes with that
or breaks this
to see which hoop I choose or lose
and do I hump or loop
and if I groan it lumps lumps on
but shrug a smile and more stone sown
so I’m heading safe
borrowing this gatha
wife taped to morning mirror:

“Waking up this morning I smile
knowing there are 24 brand new hours before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment,
and look at beings with eyes of compassion.”

Think it’s Thich Nhat Hanh’s.

Anyway, I gotta gatha
and sutra on.

– Smith, 7.2.2015

Gatha pronounced GOT-a.

per Wikipedia —

Gatha is a Sanskrit term for “song” or “verse”, especially referring to any poetic metre which is used in legends, and is not part of the Vedas but peculiar to either Epic Sanskrit or to Prakrit. The word is originally derived from the Sanskrit/Prakrit root gai, which means, to speak, sing, recite or extol.

A sutra is an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a text in Hinduism or Buddhism. Literally it means a thread or line that holds things together and is derived from the verbal root siv-, meaning to sew. The word “sutra” was very likely meant to apply quite literally to these texts, as they were written down in books of palm leaves sewn together with thread. This distinguishes them from the older sacred Vedas, which until recently were only memorised, never committed to paper.

We have big at our fingers, so often do little with it.



greenwhite creamyellow gold salmon offcream

July 1st, 2015

Status Report 29

Translucent greenwhite circular cucumber slices
wedge avacado creamyellow green
butter oval cracker gold in glow
small salmon color cup of offcream hummus
on clear glass plate —
pastel still life with whole soul goal.

– Smith, 7.1.2015



new art in making

June 30th, 2015



Smith & Lady, Book 4 – 11″ x 14″, June 2015, Smith

Here are the beginnings of a mass art attack . . did two of these assemblages this month, the third last September.

Lady and I plan on doing 30 small assemblage/painting/collages between the two of us in July, some hers, some mine, some ours. She did 5 this month. I did 2. Might be a stretch, but worth trying.


smithladybook3bSmith & Lady, Book 3 – 10″ x 9″, June 2015, Smith



Smith & Lady, Book 2 – 11″ x 14″, September 2014, Smith

Smith & Lady, Book 1 is my memoir – Stations of the Lost & Found, a True Tale of Armed Robbery, Stolen Cars, Outsider Art, Mutant Poetry, Underground Publishing, Robbing the Cradle, and Leaving the Country by Smith & Lady, 2012, The City Poetry Press.

The memoir is $20 + shipping online, but if you go through us, we can mail it to you for $20 total, or hand it to you for $15. Available at


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