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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I'd wake & hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he'd call,
and slowly I would rise & dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,
Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love's austere & lonely offices?

Robert Hayden

That sounds like my old man.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Sunken Treasure-Wilco, Being There

Shine a Light-Alejandro Escovedo (song by the Rolling Stones)

Sway-Alejandro Escovedo (song by the Rolling Stones)

Just a Closer Walk With Thee-from "When the Levee's Broke"

Rock of Ages-Bob Dylan, Santa Cruz 2000

One of my favorite performers singing one of my favorite hymns. What more could you ask for?

Happy Sunday, friends!



Joyce said...

You could ask for a replay.

Thanks for the poem, I can see the resemblence.

Christie said...

I noticed a couple Escovedo songs on the top 5 there... have you decided whether or not you want to go to the concert?

Dan Van said...

Andrew this is great! you have to go to http://www.ghmfsoftware.com/

it lets your make your own Grand Haven Musical Fountain Light Show!

Quick! Someone has all ready doen "Eveything is Broken" We need a Bob Show! We need a Bob Show!

andrew! said...

Yeah, that's good. I requested Spirit on the Water, I figured it'd be appropriate.

"I'd throw my love into the deep blue sea"

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