Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jeremy Toombs writes

I say a day is a day,
busy or still.
Between sunrises
do ten thousand things.
Do nothing.
Do sit.
All the same.
Bit of shit.
Bit of shine.
Hang the washing on the line.
Willie playing “Blue Eyes.”

I sleep well for being tired.
I wake well for having slept.

A tooth hurts.
Sun slips down the street
through autumn leaves.
Image result for hanging wash line paintings Hanging Laundry -- Jeffrey T. Larson

1 comment:

  1. Fred Rose wrote "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in 1947, and, beginning with Roy Acuff, it was recorded by many musicians. Willie Nelson included it on his 1975 concept album "Red Headed Stranger" about a fugitive preacher on the run from the law after killing his wife. The song became Nelson's 1st no. 1 record, although he had had modest success for a decade and a half (mainly as a songwriter). In 1979 Nelson convinced William D. Wittliff to write a movie based on the album, which was finally completed in 1986.

    In the twilight glow I see them
    Blue eyes cryin' in the rain
    When we kissed goodbye and parted
    I knew we'd never meet again

    Love is like a dyin' ember
    Only memories remain
    Through the ages I'll remember
    Blue eyes cryin' in the rain

    Some day when we meet up yonder
    We'll stroll hand in hand again
    In a land that knows no partin'
    Blue eyes cryin' in the rain

    Now my hair has turned to silver
    All my life I've loved in vain
    I can see her star in heaven
    Blue eyes crying in the rain


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