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Tuesday, November 06, 2007


one doo wop replay night,
from a front row seat
he shines in camera light
his guileless face behind
a single tear near spill.

from a king of sing
innocent words,
a sweet cover for acts
pitting few against many,
rekindle years of sixty

he hums along with love
that lasts a million years

Writers Island prompt: Unforgettable

Tears of Iris, Digital Photo processed in Digital Image Suite
Other Digital Photos here


Head Cookie said...

a very nice piece.

Marja said...

his guileless face behing a single tear near spill. Very beautiful.

Jo said...

I love everything about this.....it has wonderful rhythm, excellent choice of words, and it's very emotive!

rel said...

Funny how it all comes flooding back with just the few beginning notes, isn't it!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

That's very sweet, Tumblewords. Sixty years? Wow. I'm in awe.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Wull. I'm not in awe of your sixty years...but I am in awe of your left brain that turned right a decade ago!

Nice work!

writerwoman said...

I like how this poem seems to harken back to another time and place.

wendy said...

music is the perfect sense memory.

Keith's Ramblings said...

You've done it again! A cracking piece. And don't forget, 60 is the new 40 - 30 even!!! At least that's what I tell myself!

Mary Timme said...

Beauty is. . .Unforgetable!

Anonymous said...

Kind of sweet. favorite is the last two lines

Cherie said...

Lovely! Sounds like Nat King Cole might have played a part in this ...?

gautami tripathy said...

"a sweet cover for acts
pitting few against many,
rekindle years of sixty"

I love these lines! Great poem..

Beau Brackish said...

Our poetry has the same timeless quality as the music you reference. Beautiful poem.

Hungry Ghost said...

Nice - The musical references are wonderful.

Paul Squires said...

Beautiful, swings sweet with a little wicked grin. Poetry to make the spirit dance. (oh and literal timetravel too, in that it transports) Going straight into my alltime favourites because your poem is unforgettable.

J C said...


Cassiopeia Rises said...

Just wonderful my friend. My Father and Mother loved NKC and that song. I can remember it well from an old black and white TV screen.
Lovely poem.


Lucy said...

lovely (as usual!) :)

Rae Trigg said...

Beautiful poem.