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Monday, September 26, 2005

UnNamed Blues

I've been going through my poetry files lately, looking for anything that still looks worthwhile. I've found some that I still like, though a few of them read almost like they were written by somebody else (In a way I suppose they were). I've found many more that have good bits in them surrounded by crap. Those are the one's I'm setting aside to try and rewrite/rework and hopefully salvage. Below is something I found that I had forgotten about. Its one of the few that I like just as it is. I'm not sure when it was written, but it was likely my first attempt at a traditional blues type lyric. I do know that it was written deeply under the influence of the Complete Recordings of Robert Johnson, who I can still hear singing it.

I can't see or feel you
You've fallen from my touch
I can't see or feel you
And You've fallen from my touch
I'd give up right now
If I didn't love you so damn much..

I reach out for you
But your hand isn't there
I reach out for you
But your hand just isn't there
Oh, God almighty, tell me
Why is life so unfair?

I can't live without you
I'd be stupid to even try
I can't live without you
I'd be stupid to even try
And if I don't see you soon
I'm afraid I just might die..
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2 comments:

olympiada said...

So you know what true love is. Again congratulations. And I mean that.

Eliyahu ben Avraham vaSarah said...

Thank you.

The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.