Blue Eyes, Blue Eggs, Lost Love

Blue Eyes, Blue Eggs, Lost Love

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Diamonds and Rust) Joan Baez, Bob Dylan romance

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joannie struck a chord
sang the saddest of songs
of a revisiting ghost
when the moon was full

she sang about bobbie
in soulful soprano voice
diamonds and rust, lost love
a haunting of sorts

she sang that his blue eyes
were bluer than robins eggs
i remember those eyes
knew it to be true

and though i had never seen
a robin's egg, one was hidden
for sure in a nest in the ivy
outside our back door

for the robin  diligently
entered with juicy grubs 
when it was safe to do so
when no one was looking

until one morning i found
on the unforgiving ground
a fledgling, pathetic
cold in its half made vest

i watched the distress
of the returning bird
heard its anguish
saw it take off for good

my thoughts caught joannie
was she pushed from the nest
or did she fly away
of her own accord

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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LOL I was pushed from the nest:) packaged and purchased with a no return policy:/ those poor suckers my parents:) Mr. Dylan is in my opinion the most poetic lyric writer that ever existed and Mrs Baez was no slouch either:) she helped him so much early in his career and the duets they did are true gems but hearts like there's never stay static and the motions of the muses must of parted but i think they will always love each other i don't think that ever stopped:)

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Bunny, if you were pushed from the nest that is harsh. Not easy to deal with:( You are so right abo.. read more



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One of my favorite songs. I love the songs of Joan Baez. The lost of a child or baby bird, would make you escape to unknown place. Thank you dear Chris for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

She has an amazing voice. Pleased you like her too. Thank you for your visit.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I still do. Still a beautiful lady and you are welcome dear Chris.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

She is eighty now. Hard to believe. She has not lost her voice or her inner and outer beauty.
The sadness and unforgiving punishment of a cycle. Life defending itself until the end. This digs deep no matter the nature of rationalization.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you duff for your thoughts on my poem. Much appreciated.

Chris
Distress over the loss of what's most precious...felt as keenly by a little creature in nature as by a human heart. Makes one weep at the harshness of fate sometimes. A very touching poem, such heartfelt words.....

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Pestonjee. Yes, nature can be cruel. I find it difficult to watch animals in distress howe.. read more
AJNJ

1 Month Ago

My pleasure always :)
I sang this song at least 1000 times, playing that beautiful guitar lick between verses, & the blue-eyes line was always my favorite, too. I emulated Joan to the nth degree from age 12 onward. I love how you start by being fully anchored in the lyrics & the backstory of this song, but then your rendering of this story takes flight & you bring this into your own realm which is an altogether different vibe & it really makes the poem. This is one of your best, by far! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Aw Margie, I can imagine you as a youngster wanting to be like Joan. I love that song as well, so mu.. read more
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When some relationship end . There is also beging of new freedom. When no long anyone have influence on our universe and we can be free at our own choice. That's luxury of gods and goddess. Your poem speaks in clear symbols of human soul. It's great journey to experienced at your words.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you so much Martin for your lovely review. I always find your thoughts so interesting. All goo.. read more
nature is harsh for its own good but it is heartbreaking to see any of her babies left in distress

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Christine Anne Shaw

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I agree with you Dave. It is nature's way, but it doesn't make it any easier on us. Many thank yous... read more
i think it was a combination of both...they were certainly an item for awhile...and definitely inspired each other greatly...
I am such a Dylan fan, but I loved Baez as well...and she sang some of his songs much better than he.
Especially "With God on our Side"---her live version from 1966 is such a classic.
I like this poem so much....it takes me back to the sixties...

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Jacob, so pleased you like this one. I love them both. Her voice is as clear as crystal, makes .. read more
For some reason, this brought to mind, "Blue Eggs and Spam."
My apologies, Chris, to both you and Dr. S.
While I cannot come close to answering the question it poses,
it is a lovely, meaningful poem.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Blue eggs and spam made made me smile Jimmy. I've heard of green eggs and ham. No need to apologise .. read more
Birds have the same degree of sentimentality as the Spartans did. If a fledgling is sick, out it goes. Like the way you've used a real event as a symbol of the Dylan-Baez relationship. According to a documentary I saw recently, Baez wanted to continue to do the political/protest music, whereas Dylan was more into other areas. It takes two to tango.


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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thanks John. It did cross my mind that one of the parents may have pushed it, but couldn't be sure. .. read more
I love the confluence here between the author and yourself. I also love the nod to liberation in the last line. It is traumatic to leave our comfort but sometimes we have to do it.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Many thanks for dropping in and sharing your thoughts. Greatly appreciated adornoscousin.
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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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