Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

It’s all right, ma

That’s me out here in the darkness by the rusty ex-Texaco station That’s me, ma, your son Frank, who’s only bleeding Frankie got on the wrong track, ma, and Frankie got himself shot And that’s why your son Frankie is … Continue reading

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Take a Message to Mary

Posted in response to Totally Optional Prompts‘ request for poems inspired by the ‘Send a Message’ prompt. When I read the prompt, I immediately thought of this song in the version I know – by Bob Dylan. It is on … Continue reading

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One cool remove

Watch and hear Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter perform this beautifully simple song by Greg Brown: One Cool Remove One cool remove One cool remove And forever let me stay One cool remove away One cool remove One cool … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Boy

Here I am back home again I’m here to rest All they ask is where I’ve been Knowing I’ve been West. I’m the family’s unknown boy Golden curls of envied hair Pretty girls with faces fair See the shining Black … Continue reading

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Belle Isle

Once again Bob Dylan (cf. Cinderella on Desolation Row). Last night, my sister, brother-in-law and I had a BBQ in the lush garden behind their farmhouse, next to the quince tree in full bloom. We retired to their living room … Continue reading

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