Haiku: ‘No Answer’

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Listen to the wind
How many years must I wait
Answers in my heart

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

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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

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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