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How Jefferson Airplane Wrote 'White Rabbit' – Rock Music Revival

Skylark songs lit up America
fifty years ago, on a windswept moor,
songbirds-skylarks soar into the Woodstock air
we were there
now, we trudge through memories.

Her coat was brown with feathers
she sang songs too warm, too hot for today
still, I have that evening tucked away,
in my book of wonderland music,
let's soak up words, enable the dead to speak,
like scissor sisters in white head-dresses not wrapped
in the constricting costumes of the past
hints at an  impending farewell
all things must pass
the sounding of a bell.

whisper softly, as wolves wait at the doors of hell
for me, lying here surrounded by people I don't know, 
happy as only the young can be be,
someone time-travels back into the future of me
maybe I'll make a better fist of being myself next time round.

Janis barely tolerates anything else.
sometimes a pile of special occasions 
is laid low with bird-heavy thoughts.
Now, from my window, I see a cloudy sea of grasses
with splashes of cornflower blue
all that is past.
Now, some black-headed gull hovers above
as I look back at that granite-grey house
I left fifty years ago.

Still on the hill: the music surrounds me
as she flaps through Alice's  collection of songs
this present deals in cold cuts only
the past shines through, like life itself.

 

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Brian Maryon

Sun 22nd Nov 2020 09:03

John, I plough a lone furrow in my house...my wife's idea of humour is Carry On films.

Woodstock came a couple of years too early for me - I was sixteen and still into pop and dance music.

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John Marks

Sat 21st Nov 2020 23:09

Brian. I wish I had your comic sense of the incongruous! The writing of comedy is the most difficult form of writing. I think.

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Brian Maryon

Sat 21st Nov 2020 21:33

My wife still thinks it took place near Oxford...I haven't the heart to tell her.

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