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Musings from the Bunker 10/24/20

Greetings and Happy Weekend,


It’s another weekend and another day of poetry and music.


MUSIC


Graham Nash, his voice a bit old for the wear, singing “Teach Your Children” and “Our House,” among others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROCzHRzHYdM


John Fogerty, performing many of the CCR classics, amusingly talking only ten days into the pandemic lockdown:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/john-fogerty-in-my-room-971618/


And Joan Jett: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/joan-jett-in-my-room-video-989475/


POETRY


Today, poetry of loss…


Nothing Gold Can Stay

By Robert Frost


Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower; 

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf,

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day

Nothing gold can stay.



In Blackwater Woods

By Mary Oliver


Look, the trees

are turning

their own bodies

into pillars


of light,

are giving off the rich

fragrance of cinnamon

and fulfillment,


the long tapers

of cattails

are bursting and floating away over

the blue shoulders


of the ponds,

and every pond,

no matter what its

name is, is


nameless now.

Every year

everything

I have ever learned


in my lifetime

leads back to this: the fires

and the black river of loss

whose other side


is salvation,

whose meaning

none of us will ever know.

To live in this world


you must be able

to do three things:

to love what is mortal;

to hold it


against your bones knowing

your own life depends on it;

and, when the time comes to let it go,

to let it go.


Have a good weekend,


Glenn

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