"Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait" -Longfellow

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Marissa Nadler covers "Sara" (Bob Dylan)

Sara Dylan with quote from Bob

Don't look back in anger or in haste. Judgments are cement in your brain and regrets are like wet smoke that would chase down the stars. Never as dark as noon, never as far, never cold- your breath sticks to the skin of morning; drumming like the last war before falling into the fertile quiet of a helpless smirk. To have loved the pounding wind, to have dreamed those boxcars and baubles, to abnegate the vast distances- a toothy supernova; you dimly walk away forever into the thirsty fog of memory emptying. 

Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine - 09. Sara featuring (Bob Dylan cover)

PLEASE purchase Marissa Nadler's absolutely lovely Covers Vol. 2 at her Etsy Page.

For more about Bob and Sara Dylan (and for an absolutely spellbinding read) get yourself a copy of Clinton Heylin's definitive biography Behind the Shades Revisited.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thoughts on the Original Relationship

the distant motor lumbering labor 
keeps us comfy in the sun and tree. 
thinking questions old and solemn 
avoiding truth and heaviness 
in the light November holiness. 

a squirrel chases a jogger 
chasing her dreams of control and accuracy. 
the bench is cold and proclaims occurred deaths and their depths 
while the warmth of the dirt 
reminds that history starts over every morning. 

but these are human musings- 
like so many before me 
I came here to change myself back to nature 
and wound up replacing just a little bit of nature 
with myself.