Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms were warm, he’d call, and slowly IContinue reading “Those Winter Sundays”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.Continue reading “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Northern Sky

I never felt magic crazy as thisI never saw moons knew the meaning of the seaI never held emotion in the palm of my handOr felt sweet breezes in the top of a treeBut now you’re hereBrighten my northern sky.I’ve been a long time that I’m waitingBeen a long that I’m blownI’ve been a longContinue reading “Northern Sky”

Live to Love

Love is life’s end,an end but never endingAll joys all sweets all happiness awardingLove is life’s wealth ne’er spent but ever spendingMore rich by giving taking by discardingLove is life’s reward rewarded in rewardingThen from thy wretched heart fond care removeOh should thou live but once Love’s sweets to proveThou wilt not love to liveContinue reading “Live to Love”

A Hazy Shade of Winter

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were singer-songwriters who helped shape the sound of the 60’s. Fifty-plus years later, I can still recall hearing their songs when they were first launched on the radio. They were cool, insightful, totally different from what our parents, and even our older siblings, were listening to. Heck, we even hadContinue reading “A Hazy Shade of Winter”

Long Hard Climb

Composed by Ron Davies in the early ’70s and covered by countless artists in a myriad of ways – a sweet, sad, timeless classic. By the time Ron Davies died in 2003, he had written more than 600 songs – he will live on in his songs. Helen Reddy version (1973): https://youtu.be/KAvZYn4IoXIEsther Satterfield version (1976):Continue reading “Long Hard Climb”

The Need to Be

Esther Satterfield’s version : https://youtu.be/hpq1ivoMIhU was released in 1976. Her voice, one of unbelievable haunting beauty, is to be found on only a few recordings. First introduced to us through Chuck Mangione, Esther had a short career in the spotlight before retiring. She is surely missed by those who adored her. To for-fill to needContinue reading “The Need to Be”

God Bless the Child

Originally written as a jazz standard by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr. in 1939, the song God Bless the Child became one of Blood, Sweat and Tears biggest hits when their version was released in 1968. Over the years, the song has been covered by many jazz and rock greats, and even Lisa Simpson.Continue reading “God Bless the Child”

Kindness

If I have helped one lonely child along the road, If I have helped one weary soul to bear its load, If I have changed one tear into a smile, My life has been worth while and friendship formed. If, when my work is done, at close of day, Some one with flowers will comeContinue reading “Kindness”