While poetry and writing occupy a large amount of Clint Smith's creative energies, currently his focus is on music from rock and jazz to world music and Afro-pop, and back again. He performs in and around NYC both solo and with the Non-Aligned Movement, a loose-knit collective of musicians who play music from
around the world.
You will pass through the dark,
& the dark will merge
with the twilight ...
sibylline thoughts will
coil like a jaguar unclenching and clawing
behind your cleansed face.
Refugee light through your
limbs, adventuring with the dead of the past,
wiser, no want.
Greet them with burial fertile mud, clay, aftergod.
Open, decayed eyes.
It is the past that vanishes, an icon nourished to
Published May 2005