"Finding Alazkazoo" is a 20” x 30” high quality giclee print on archival paper with a 1” white border. Printed in a limited edition of 40, each print is hand signed and numbered and is available here
When I was three my father gave to me,
a magical gift you’d just have to see
it was a bird dressed in the brightest blue,
and he told me the bird was from Alakazoo.
This bird was a singing thing
and a dancing thing
a talking, walking squawking thing
not at all a boring thing
but a fun and joking thing
a jack of all trades kind of thing.
But his bright blue complexion began to lessen each day
it muted and paled and turned a sadly old grey.
He grew weary and tired and wouldn’t come out to play.
My best friend just slept in his favorite place to lay.
My father told me there was only one thing to do,
we’d have to bring my bird back to Alakazoo.
So off we went in search of a magical place,
to return a friend i could not replace.
We travelled to the edge of it all
until we arrived at a pale white sprawl.
And then there it was doused in green and blue,
the long forgotten and secret land of Alakazoo.
This place was real, a way into dreams
and lively were it’s glistening streams.
My bird felt right back at home,
his blue hue returned yet I felt so alone.
Even though we had to leave him behind,
the bird I loved will always stay in my mind
When I grow old, i’ll go find my way back to Alakazoo,
and again be with my friend in fantastically marvelous blue.