Monday, October 2, 2006

Jeremiah (poem)

A recent poem. I'm in the process of setting it to music. I set down a demo version this evening & will hopefully have something posted to the Elijah Wilbury page very soon.

by John W. Leys

Jeremiah, Jeremiah
What have you done?
You used to catch dragonflies
Like an angel singing on the sun.

But now I see
There are holes in your eyes
Black burned out craters
Laying passively neath the sky

Where is that light
That used to glow
Like the full moon
Reflected in freshly fallen snow

You blackened your soul
And destroyed a life
Family torn to pieces
Joy artfully reduced to strife

Once a road drew out
Like an undying breath
Now all destined to end
In darkness and in Death.
Aug-Sept 2006


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.