Sunday, October 4, 2009

Don't Let Bob Dylan Break Your Heart

Don't let Bob Dylan break your heart.

Don't let the past tear you apart.

Our lives are framed,

Not made, by art.

Don't let Bob Dylan break your heart.

It's not stepping stones alone

That call to you,

All the dead you've left

Still follow you.

Your stone was rolling from the start,

In changing times we play our part,

And all that come

Must soon depart.

Don't let Bob Dylan break your heart.

In posting this fresh-written poem I'd like to state that it is in no way a criticism of or a comment upon Bob Dylan himself. Its' inspiration was instead the impulse to melancholy nostalgia brought on by the hearing of emblematic songs of the "old days", AKA the Golden Age. And no one wrote more emblematic songs then than Bob Dylan! Some of you out there might quibble and bring up Lennon & McCartney, but this is my blog and that's my view. That's what the comment button below is for. How about it, what songs set off your nostalgia circuits, and how do you feel about that?


joe butler said...

I cant hear Girl from the North country without thinking about my youth and some regrets.
But what would life be without a few regrets.
love the poem

David Clark said...

Thanks Joe.

Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands takes me back to rain-soaked days fresh in-country Vietnam, every time I hear it. I can only play that song when I'm in a special mood, thankfully, I'm not often in that mood. :-)


Harry said...


Tom Waits gets me going... and I wasn't even there first time around!



David Clark said...

Waits is a big personal favorite of mine.
I listen to selections by him on my ipod every day while driving to and from work.

"Everything is made from dreams,
Only the fools know what it means.