Poems & Songs
THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS
by: W.B. Yeats
WENT out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And some one called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWnT5-3SrsA
Lyrics - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/girlfromthenorthcountry.html
Hank Snow's Train Songs
Faron Young: The Shrine of St. Cecilia
(Rachel Carson, John Muir, Aldo Leopold)
Bellingham, WashingtonCascades - paper Mills of Kalispell, Montana - Indian Reservations in North Dakota -- Iron Mines of Hibbing (Bob Dylan-Zimmerman's hometown)
Isle au Haut and Stonington...across the Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia
Big Sur, south of San Francisco
Mississippi River towards Iowa
Iowa - Clayton, Des Moines, Madison County, Shenandoah, Roseman Bridge
Naples, River Po, Sicily
The Green Hills of Africa - a 1935 work of nonfiction written by Ernest Hemingway
'Words & Phrases'
- The constant chirping of those who would save me and those who would sell me.
- Lying naked where the blue whales swim.
- She wished him steaming trains that left from winter stations.
- Before I became a man, I was an arrow - a long time ago
- Somali Current, Big Hatchet Mountains, Malacca Strait
- You are what you produce.
- Thomas Wolfe - "ghost of the old eagerness"
- "In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live."
- Robert Penn Warren - "a world that seemed to be God-abandoned"
The movie - Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep)