Musings from the Bunker 12/12/20
Happy Saturday! Another Saturday and more poetry and music. Enjoy and stay safe… POETRY Wild Geese By Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -over and over announcing your place in the family of things.
Here is Postmodern Jukebox with a 50s version of Toto’s “Africa”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUlRavyDP6o. The first thirty seconds lead-up can be skipped (although the Fyre Festival poster is a great inside joke…).
And Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” done in a 30s version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td-_pUPVjdo.
Finally, the collaboration of Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, somehow appropriately and presciently, with John Lennon’s “Isolation”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA_trAwSP00