In the Beginning

 

Van Ronk worked at the Gaslight
brings me a bottle in a paper bag
drinking songs all through the night
asleep with that guitar in my hands
stunned, stoned or straight

Goodness hides behind its gates
Bloodstream of the blues
in this mythical realm
of dizzy, portentous truth
A frosted silent place

Poet of night stones and the quick earth,
something calling to me to come in,
taste the dust.
A fearsome apparition –
the ghosts race towards the night

Sing something,
fully alive and revved up
Rebellion upturned…
Sing something,
beautiful, magical, upbeat, complete
voice and guitar, ringing the room
Je est un autre, je est un autre

Sourced from Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan

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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.
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2 Responses to In the Beginning

  1. Robert C. Moore says:

    Very good

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks Kathy. Good sourcing! You may enjoy BD posts at the immortal jukebox. Regards .. Thom

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