‘Lost In A Lost World’ — Read the lyrics

This is the opening track on The Moody Blues 1972 album, Seventh Sojourn.

The song title, ‘Lost in a Lost World’ speaks for itself. If anything, the lyrics are more appropriate now than they were 49 years ago — they are quite profound and prophetic, a very sad testimony to where we are now, what we have become.

But there is always hope. Even if it feels that we have been deserted, goodness can and will return. That process begins by understanding the truth…through prayer…and through love.

Copyright Francis 2021

Haibun: Something Stirring

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

The spring song of a great tit
halted my winter walk;
the next day he was there again,
marking out his territory
so early in the year.
Then the incessant cooing of doves
on our rimy roof,
interrupting my morning ablutions.
Though it’s cold outside
and my heart is playing the blues
there are signs,
signs of something new,
much more than mere signs
of an early spring
which nature corresponds.

Something is stirring
Winter birds are singing spring
They sense what’s coming

Copyright Francis 2021

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #383: “LET’S DO IT AGAIN”- THE STAPLE SINGERS – DECEMBER 27, 1975 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #383: “Let’s Do It Again”- The Staple Singers. December 27, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “Let’s Do It Again”- The Staple Singers Record Company- Curtom Genre: Soul Written by Curtis Mayfield Time: 4:29 B-side:”After Sex” Album- Let’s Do It Again Grade: Peaked at #1 1 week in […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #383: “LET’S DO IT AGAIN”- THE STAPLE SINGERS – DECEMBER 27, 1975 — slicethelife

MEMORIES INSPIRE — Zoolon Audio (Reblog)

For you I’d write a new songMemories of you, they still inspireI’d wrap it up in harmonyGet it delivered by a classical choir For you I’ll set the world on fireAnd given half a chanceWatch you rip the fancy wrappingAnd through the storm clouds watch you dance I walked for miles across the sand dunesThinking […]

MEMORIES INSPIRE — Zoolon Audio

*Great site here, talent needs to be promoted.

Roy Orbison “Crying” (1962) — AMERICA ON COFFEE (Reblog)

Crying” is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson for Orbison’s third studio album of the same name. Released in 1961, it was a number… … 18 more words

Roy Orbison “Crying” (1962) — AMERICA ON COFFEE

*Great artist and song. Reblogged by The Midlode Mercury.

Poem ‘The First Time’

Blackbird (Turdus merula), singing male. Bogen...
Blackbird (Turdus merula), singing male. Bogense havn, Funen, Denmark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The First Time

Blackbird, you must believe me,
but I didn’t set out to praise you.
So much can seem pastoral,
hackneyed, and plain ‘done already’.

But your song today
when I opened the window,
once the lashing rain had passed
and a feeble sun had come out –

it was so vital and clear.
You were not troubled by worry,
not hamstrung with minutiae,
nor at all concerned about

what you should be doing.
You simply sang from your heart,
a heart which I can’t always find
or even acknowledge in me.

Today then, at least let me say
it was like hearing you
for the first time.
Which of course, I was

Poem © copyright df barker