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Musings from the Bunker 5/30/20

Happy weekend!

Saturday music and poetry…



This beautiful song by Eric Clapton, “Tears in Heaven,” written after the death of his son, but could just as easily be written for the 100,000:

And this from “Play for Change” with the Doobie Brothers classic from around the world…reminds me of college:

And while it really isn’t about isolation, its title seems apt: The Police’s “Don’t Sand So Close to Me”: Plus, who doesn’t like Sting?



I Am Signaling You Through the Flames

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919-

I am signaling you through the flames.

The North Pole is not where it used to be.

Manifest Destiny is no longer manifest.

Civilization self-destructs.

Nemesis is knocking at the door.

What are poets for, in such an age? What is the use of poetry?

The state of the world calls out for poetry to save it.

If you would be a poet, create works capable of answering the challenge of apocalyptic times, even if this meaning sounds apocalyptic.

You are Whitman, you are Poe, you are Mark Twain, you are Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, you are Neruda and Mayakovsky and Pasolini, you are an American or a non-American, you can conquer the conquerors with words....

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,


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