Senryu Anticipating Just a look or a touch from you And I’m excited Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
the room darkened with only wax tapers to shed light on the corner stage an ivory tickler seated in front of his music maker silhouettes holding cancer sticks seated at tiny tables images hazy through the billowy cloud of secondhand smoke the slow riff commanded silence as the cool cat slipped into his alter ego allowing the music to consume his soul and the words speak volumes Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Grace is hosting D’Verse and wants us to ‘play with words’
Daily Haiku – Thursday March 23, 2023
Haiku The light filters through The never ending darkness Bringing needed hope Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
One Liner Wednesday – And Buddha Replied
I have had this picture a long time but had forgotten all about it. Thanks to Apple it popped up as one of my memories. It always make me smile. Hope you all have a great Wednesday.
For Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday
Daily Haiku – Wednesday March 22, 2023
Senryu Only a moment is all it takes for someone to know that you care Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Daily Haiku – Tuesday March 21, 2023
Senryu Treasuring these times The stolen moments alone Our closeness excites Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Shift in the Status Quo – A Quadrille
Sensing a shift in the status quo Ever so slight but I read you well Having been here before At first it was devastating The beginning of the end Now after weathering the storms that are named for you I go with the flow Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse. Her prompt word is ‘Shift’ to be used how you wish. A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title
Daily Haiku – Monday March 20, 2023
Haiku Mockingbird chorus Singing his sweet repertoire High in the treetops Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Daily Haiku – Sunday March 19, 2023
Haiku Music Traveling Slowly through the evening air Gentle and soothing Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Song Lyric Sunday – Bluegrass – Annabel Lee
I was excited to see this week’s music genre for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim Adams, our host, has asked for Bluegrass. I have chosen the song, Annabel Lee, by an artist I have come to really like. Sarah Jarosz, an American folk and bluegrass singer. She was inspired by the poem called ‘Annabel Lee’ by American author, Edgar Allen Poe. It was his last complete poem. Like many of Poe’s poems, it explores the theme of the death of a beautiful woman. The narrator, who fell in love with Annabel Lee when they were young, has a love for her so strong that even angels are envious. He retains his love for her after her death. There has been debate over who, if anyone, was the inspiration for “Annabel Lee”. Though many women have been suggested, Poe’s wife Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe is one of the more credible candidates. Written in 1849, it was not published until shortly after Poe’s death that same year. Like all good mysteries there are local legends. Jarosz’s lyrics are very similar to the poem.
The song is from, ‘Follow Me Down’, the second studio album by American folk and bluegrass singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, released on May 17, 2011 on Sugar Hill Records. It was recorded and mixed at Minutia Studios and mastered at The Mastering Lab in Nashville, by Gary Paczosa with additional engineering by Brandon Bell. In 2012, the song “Come Around” was nominated for Song of the Year at the Americana Music Honors & Awards.
Annabel Lee is the singer’s interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s last published poem about young, doomed lovers in a kingdom by the sea.
Some say that Poe, who served a brief stint at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, was inspired by a Lowcountry tale. Legend has it that a young soldier fell in love with a girl named Annabel Lee. For several months they were inseparable, despite her father’s disapproval, but when the man was shipped out of Charleston, Annabel died of Yellow Fever. He returned to say his goodbyes, but the girl’s father wouldn’t allow him into the funeral. Some say Annabel’s ghost still haunts the Unitarian Cemetery, where she was buried.
Granted, there’s no real proof that Poe had ever heard the legend, and some argue the poem was based on his relationship with his own wife. It went on to inspire Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, which was originally going to be titled The Kingdom by the Sea.
Wherever the chain of inspiration came from, Jarosz performed her fresh interpretation of the haunting poem just a few blocks away from from the cemetery where Annabel’s ghost is said to reside in Charleston, SC.
Many a year ago In a kingdom by the sea There lived a maiden you may know By the name of Annabelle Lee No other thought did trouble her mind But to love and be loved by me We were children both In this kingdom by the sea But we loved with a love that was more than love I and my Annabelle Lee With a love that the winged angels high Coveted her and me This was the reason long ago In this kingdom by the sea A wind blew from a stormy cloud That took my Annabelle Lee Then her wicked brothers came To steal her away from me They shut her up in a tomb below This kingdom by the sea But no maiden's grave could sever my soul From the love she bore for me For the moon don't beam without a dream Of my darling Annabelle Lee For many years I've wandered Through this kingdom by the sea I've laid myself beside the bones Of my beautiful Annabelle Lee I'll make my bed near the rising tide In her tomb by the sounding sea Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Cameron Scoggins / Sarah Jarosz Annabelle Lee lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group