Poetry – Country Music

Country music
soothing,
sympathetic -
acoustic guitar
with a twang.

Striking the heart -
squeezing it
like a juicer
until the tears
cleanse the wound.

9 thoughts on “Poetry – Country Music

  1. The words to country songs are very earthy like the blues. They’re not as dressed up and the people are very honest and say, ‘Look, I miss you darlin’, so I went out and got drunk in this bar.’ That’s the way you say it. Where in Tin Pan Alley they would say, ‘Oh I missed you darling, so I went to this restaurant and I sat down and had a dinner for one.’ That’s cleaned up now, you see? But country and blues tells it like it is.

    Ray Charles

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  2. Some lyrics are pure poetry, like Kris Kristopherson songs. Some are pure heart wrenching like the words of Jimmy Rodgers and Hank Williams and whoever wrote If We Make It Through December or Old Shep. And some make so much sense like Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine.

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  3. I do have a spot in my heart for old country and blue grass music. I see you liked a comment on Claudia’s blog about ATC’s. I’ve put your name on my list and will let you know when I’m ready to post so I can get your address. Okay?

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