Month: February 2019

Song Lyric Sunday – Blue Bayou

Good Sunday morning! Jim Adams had prompted us this week with the words, Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay for Song Lyric Sunday. There are many that spring to mind and I have chosen Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt. A bayou is regarded as a body of water so I believe it counts!

A beautiful song and an even more beautiful voice “Blue Bayou” was originally recorded by Roy Orbison on his legendary 1963 album In Dreams. While it only scored as high as #29 in the US (despite scoring #1 in Ireland and #10 in Norway), In the 70s Linda Ronstadt took it to far greater fame as her only gold-selling single and her signature song. Linda Ronstadt has been called “the most successful and certainly the most durable and most gifted woman rock singer of her era” in Andrew Greeley’s book God in Popular Culture. Hope you enjoy it.

Credit: Song Facts

Blue Bayou
Lyrics

I feel so bad I got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou
Saving nickles, saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou
 
I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fun
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou

Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be
 
Gonna see my baby again
Gonna be with some of my friends
Maybe I'll feel better again
On Blue Bayou
 
Saving nickles saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou
 
I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fun
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be
Oh that boy of mine
By my side
The silver moon
And the evening tide
Oh some sweet day
Gonna take away
This hurting inside
Well I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou
 
Songwriters: Joe Melson / Roy Orbison
Blue Bayou lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company,
Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


Inspiration Garden

Inspiration Garden

Fragrant blossoms
of Lavender and Rose
Inspiring words
of delicate prose
Reaching senses
of sight and smell
Creating stories
and tales to tell
 
Wandering pathways
across and around
A seat to rest
where flowers abound
Cascading blooms
Offering welcome shade 
Weeping tears of flora
Yet not dismayed
 
Flashes of color
to please the eye
On all four sides
of the gardens lie
A Rainbow of color
and sachets of scent
Beauty of nature
From heaven sent
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Photo Prompt - Fragrant - WritePhoto

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Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Standing on my head
wondering why my feet ache
What is going on?
This is more than I can take
 
What’s up is down
and what’s out is in
Hanging and unbalanced
My head is in a spin
 
Thoughts are confusing
Cannot get oxygen to my brain
Deep breathing impossible
I might be popping a vein
 
I’m a fish out of water
Gasping for air
Learning to adapt
always saying a prayer
 
Since we met
I can’t get you out of my head
A delightful feeling sometimes
but mostly I’m full of dread
 
I’m behaving irrationally
I might be a little mad
Am I lovesick?
Is that really so bad?
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
In response to V.Js. Weekly Challenge - Upside Down

Word Prompts:

Fish

Learn

Alarm Call

Alarm Call

He drills for food at break of dawn
Woodpecker’s schedule already drawn
Woken rudely from my reverie
Before I can barely release a yawn
 
A beautiful sight high on the oak tree
His red tuft bright and feathery
It’s a wonder his head doesn’t ache
If only he could work in a lower key
 
It must be a tough job for Woody
Does his beak ever get bloody?
Why doesn’t he dig for worms? 
Then perhaps I wouldn’t be so moody
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank is hosting at D'Verse Poets Pub and our challenge
tonight is covering the Rubaiyat.

Rhyme schemes
The original Persian rhyme schemes were AABA or AAAA.
I chose AABA for my attempt at this form.

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