Rock 'n' Roll's poet,
raging at life, loving life,
a voice organic
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, February 12, 2012
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Peace & Noise", a musical challenge: Patti Smith
I will also be linking this up with Sensational Haiku Wednesday - this week's topic is "love".
I have to say, I didn't know much about her. In doing a "little bit" of research, I got lost in over an hour of reading and listening. I thought the following was a great summary of who she is:
On May 3, 2011, it was announced that Patti Smith is one of the winners of the Polar Music Prize: "By devoting her life to art in all its forms, Patti Smith has demonstrated how much rock’n'roll there is in poetry and how much poetry there is in rock’n'roll. Patti Smith is a Rimbaud with Marshall amps. She has transformed the way an entire generation looks, thinks and dreams. With her inimitable soul of an artist, Patti Smith proves over and over again that people have the power."