Sunday, August 23, 2009

spinning around the sun

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did.

Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) poet, cartoonist and composer

one of my favorite tunes from jimmie dale gilmores' wonderful 1993 album spinning around the sun, the song is entitled just a wave, not the water. hey, speaking of jimmie, we all are wondering just when he's gonna get his you-know-what back up to cleveland!! it's been way, way too long!



photo: sunflower, oberlin august 2009

7 comments:

John Hayes said...

Great song--another Jimmie Dale Gilmore fan out here in the wilds of Idaho! & a beautiful sunflower, too.

Kate Hanley said...

What a wonderful little poem and beautiful picture. I'm going to have to remember this.

Angella Lister said...

just. gorgeous. wow.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

what a completely gorgeous sunflower!

mum said...

Listening to the song, I couldn't help thinking how much living had to go into the writing of those four minutes and thirty-seven seconds of playing time.

As sung by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, it sounds like a pretty hard thing to hear - but I guess everybody gets served a variation on that theme at one time or another in their life.

Gorgeous sunflower, and Shel Silverstein sure has that right.

cheers, kim.

Merle Sneed said...

Kimy, I love Jimmy Dale. I'm a huge fan of The Flatlanders.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

how great to hear that there are other jimmie aficionados in my bloggyhood!

jimmie's son, colin is also a talented musician and singer-songwriter - if you enjoy jimmie, make sure you also check out colin gilmore.

good stuff.

there is just something magical about sunflowers!