Category: song lyrics

  • . . . and don’t forget these Christmas poems

                      Anonymous   At the Last         The stream is calmest when it nears the tide,       And flowers are sweetest at eventide,       The birds most musical at close of day,       The saints divinest when they […]

  • Alley War Poetry

        _____     Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, April 15, 1985 Announcers: Al Bernstein and Al Michaels     Alley War Poetry     The pugilists are in the desert, somewhere far from most of humanity and society. They are at a resort, however, a […]

  • The Lyric Minutiae (or the ee(cummings) in (katharine mcph)ee)

    In a recent forum thread, the scanning of poems was touched on. It was asserted that one responsibility of the poet is to captivate the reader; such that if readers are losing track of theme and meaning, if we are not drawn in, the poet did not write the poem well; thus a significant difference […]

  • J. Geils Band’s ‘Floyd’s Hotel’: A place to get our poetic souls back

            For Christmas, I got myself The Morning After, the 1971 album by my favorite band to see in concert in my teens, the J. Geils Band. In those 70s, some of us from Massachusetts had good friends from Manchester, NH. And I remember one time being in a car heading home […]

  • Christmastime at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s

            Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882)         Aftermath     When the summer fields are mown, When the birds are fledged and flown,         And the dry leaves strew the path; With the falling of the snow, With the cawing of […]

  • Mary and The Maid, cleaning up the place

        by Patty Griffin     Mary     Mary You’re covered in roses You’re covered in ashes You’re covered in rain You’re covered in babies You’re covered in slashes You’re covered in wilderness You’re covered in stains You cast aside the sheets You cast aside the shroud Of another man who served the […]

  • Faith’s Review and Expectation by John Newton (Amazing Grace, that is)

            originally a poem     written with William Cowper (1731-1800)     by Rev. John Newton (1725-1807)     Faith’s Review and Expectation     Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav’d a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. […]