Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Have you bought Bob Dylan's latest offering yet? Modern Times? It's fantastic and I'm loving it more every time I listen. Besides that, there's not many people with the balls (or the creativity) to rhyme "Sons of bitches" with "orphanages".

On a similar topic. Reading poems is a good thing to do when you can't sleep. I couldn't sleep last night. Anyway, I discovered this lovely poem by Auden (see below). It reminds me of something... hmmm ... what could it be?

If I Could Tell You W. H. Auden

Time will say nothing but I told you so,
Time only knows the price we have to pay;
If I could tell you I would let you know.

If we should weep when clowns put on their show,
If we should stumble when musicians play,
Time will say nothing but I told you so.

There are no fortunes to be told, although,
Because I love you more than I can say,
If I could tell you I would let you know.

The winds must come from somewhere when they blow,
There must be reasons why the leaves decay;
Time will say nothing but I told you so.

Perhaps the roses really want to grow,
The vision seriously intends to stay;
If I could tell you I would let you know.

Suppose all the lions get up and go,
And all the brooks and soldiers run away;
Will Time say nothing but I told you so?
If I could tell you I would let you know.

3 Comments:

At 12:11 AM, Blogger the heilife said...

Add some tasty guitar licks and an "ooh ooh ooh" refrain on the bridge and call it Yaakov's next hit single, why don't you?

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger Sadie Says said...

Don't forget the big Timpani drum part. LOL

 
At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Louise said...

I listened to the track on the site from the album and I loved it. I'm so out of touch with music, other then what toddlers are into these days. It's a sad, sad thing.

 

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