Become a Defender (print)

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Become a Defender (print)


"Become a Defender" (small or large print)

This is a print of an original pen & ink on brown paper drawing. Quote from a Travis Knapp poem written for Pete Seeger. Signed and dated in pencil beneath the image.

Either size fits standard, ready-made frames:
-5.5 x 9.5 inch image size on 8.5 x 11 paper $22
-10 x 16 inch image size on 11 x 17 paper $32

Attentively proofed and printed by me with an Epson fine art printer on velvety Red River art papers, with hi-definition archival inks. Your print arrives elegantly packed in a plastic sleeve, tucked into a brown paper envelope tied with string and topped with a signature felt heart (which you can save to wear on your sleeve). Shipped flat in sturdy rigid mailers.

*My simple brown paper packaging is lovely enough for gift-giving. Personal note-writing available for direct shipping to your gift recipient. Please mention in the comments at check-out.*

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{About the poet}

Travis Knapp is a musician and permaculturalist touring America with his bicycle and banjo. His first studio album is "unapologetically positive soul music with optimistic lyrics and a feel-good vibe that draws equally from folk, pop, and jazz...featuring Knapp's layered vocal, piano, guitar, hand percussion, and banjo performances."


This here banjo,
just like Pete's,
is a Machine that surrounds hate
and forces it to Surrender.

It does so with all of its tones,
from Calm and Forceful
to Wild and Tender.

Now is the time -
my Brothers, my Sisters, my Family -
Now is the time
to step into those shoes -
You know which ones -
and for everything that's good,
become a Defender.

Deliveries of hatred, greed, anger, or violence
will no longer be received.
They will, instead, be
Transformed, Discarded, and Marked,
'Return to Sender.'

This here banjo,
just like Pete Seeger's was
and is always gonna be,
is a Machine -
carefully and lovingly designed
to Surround hate and Allow it to Surrender.

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