Monday, 24 July 2017

R.I.P. Jim Morrison (1943-1971)

Down the shady paths of Père Lachaise
In the company of Paris graves
Near La Piaf and Oscar Wilde,
Jim Morrison – famed Pop Rock child.

Iconic singer of «The Doors»
Psychedelic inspiration scores
Youth counter culture, Hall of Fame
Six great albums to his name.

In UCLA Kafka and Rimbaud
Inspired him as did Jean Cocteau
LSD and Baudelaire
Balzac, Nietzsche, Molière...

'Love her Madly', 'Light my Fire'
The Sixties mantra does not tire
Ed Sullivan had him as guest;
Drugs, alcohol and heart arrest...

Dependency his spirit stole
At twenty-seven - burnt out soul...
Death stalked in Paris' quatrième;*
His like we shall not see again...

(c) Poet in the woods 2017

*on July 3rd, 1971 - Rue Beautrellis, 75004 Paris

Jim Morrison's grave

View of Paris from the Père Lachaise cemetery

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