Day 53

Day 53 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,228,609


For the last couple of months, a boat has been docked in the Harlem River, near my home. It goes out sometimes but always comes back.

Yesterday I walked over the Henry Hudson Bridge and did a quick sketch of it from the other side of the river.

This boat made me think of a song. What else is new? From 1969, Caetano Veloso’s The Empty Boat:

From the stern to the bow
Oh, my boat is empty
Yes, my heart is empty
From the who to the how

From the rudder to the sail
Oh, my boat is empty
Yes, my hand is empty
From the wrist to the nail

From the ocean to the bay
Oh, the sand is clean
Oh, my mind is clean
From the night to the day

From the stern to the bow
Oh, my boat is empty
Oh, my head is empty
From the nape to the brow

From the east to the west
Oh, the stream is long
Yes, my dream is wrong
From the birth to the death

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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