Sunday, January 23, 2011

Music for Sunday

 This is one goes out to Ginger, who recently referred to the T.S. Eliot poem.
With love.  


For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,        50
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
  So how should I presume?








For the entire T.S. Eliot poem The Love Song of J.A. Prufrock, click here



What is it that makes me just a little bit queasy?
Theres a breeze that makes my breathing not so easy
Ive had my lungs checked out with X rays
Ive smelled the hospital hallways

Someday Ill have a disappearing hairline
Someday Ill wear pyjamas in the daytime

Times when the day is like a play by Sartre
When it seems a bookburnings in perfect order
I gave the doctor my description
Ive tried to stick my prescriptions

Someday Ill have a disappearing hairline
Someday Ill wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot

Maybe if I could do a play-by playback
I could change the test results that I will get back
Ive watched the summer evenings pass by
Ive heard the rattle in my bronchi...

Someday Ill have a disappearing hairline
Someday Ill wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot (2x)

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the musical treat and the post card last week. There is something about that Love Song thta does resonate with all of us and time. I will post the link to my reference for your readers if you approve.
    I will have to forward this to my musician friend. Enjoy the Sunday...you have brightened my day. Ginger
    http://gettingafoothold.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-have-measured-out-my-life-with-coffee.html

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  2. I LOVE this and haven't heard it in years. In high school I wrote a paper about J.A.P. as an assignment for poetry class. I think these guys do it justice. This is prophetic that I've stumbled upon this post of yours as just a few days ago I was reciting the first few lines of the poem to myself and made a mental note to take down the book and re-read it. I believe it's a masterpiece. thank you very much. this is so cool.

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