Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Man Named Nobody

A Man Named Nobody

For Vassilis Zambaras
on the occasion of his
beautiful poem

February 21, 2010
#2 Pencil on 4 x 6 Index Card

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2.21.2010 #2
2.21.2010 #1 (poem)


RUDHI - Chance said...

It's Terence William in NOW-HERE-Land?

William Michaelian said...

Maybe. Or maybe just some drunken sailor.

vazambam said...

More like a crazy poet-artist named William on a deliriously drunken Homeric-looking boat--the curve of his beard the prow, the stern his stern countenance--Captain, this sailor salutes you, for you have taken us on many strange and wonderful voyages!

Conrad DiDiodato said...


thank you for introducing me to the poetry of Vassilis Zambaras. I have added him to my list of blogs I read every day.

Lovely poetry!

William Michaelian said...

Vassilis, only a loyal and quite possibly drunk crew member would see as his “captain” sees; for better or worse, it seems we’re in the same boat, my friend.

Conrad, that’s wonderful news. Word-lover that I am, Vassilis’s way with words makes me fall in love with them over and over again. And his kindness does as well, because, some time back, he translated several of my short poems into Greek. If you have the time and feel so inclined, you can visit this page to see how wonderfully they turned out. All of the poems are linked from there. And you can read a bit more about Vassilis and enjoy two more of his poems here. Thanks!

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a good name .
and a fair portrait .
mustaches are great too !!

William Michaelian said...

Yes, Caio, the mustache always curls in the salt-air! We’ll see what “Nobody” looks like when he returns to dry land. Thank you. It’s good to hear from you again.

ALeks said...

Perhaps,he will look like Baron Münchhausen,all curled and well,this time taking of in his air balloon to the shores of faraway Ithaca (or bright part of Ελλασ,o I do hope I wrote this correct)!
William,another brilliant drawing you are presenting here,even more wonderful cause it is a companion of the"captain's" comrade and his lovely poem!
It must be the blue grapes,:O)
Aye,aye Captain!

William Michaelian said...

The blue grapes and the wine-dark sea...

Thank you, Aleksandra — I’m glad you followed the link to the enchanted land of Vazambam.