Blue Eyes, Blue Eggs, Lost Love

Blue Eyes, Blue Eggs, Lost Love

A Poem by Chris 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 Chris 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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Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

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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I remember that song....the good ole folk music we listened to and identified with....it was wonderful. Baez and Dylan were such great artists. Their words hit home with a lot of us. If it was their romance that spawned some of the songs, then it is was all worth it. Your words are so beautifully written, Chris. Life is bittersweet, but it is life....and that is what matters. Lydi**

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Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Lydi** for your thoughtful review. They did make some great music both individually and to.. read more

I have 'Diamonds and Rust' Chris .. it is indeed a tragic love song and will have surely had an impact upon all those who have heard it ... the way you have referenced it here and the line from the song his 'blue eyes were bluer than robins eggs' is a line once or twice spoken to me .. never sung mind .. she could not sing but hey ... damnit .. almost lost mesen there...

Anyway & regardless you have poemed something rather special here Chris .. bittersweet and posing a never to be answered question maybe ..

Neville :)

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Neville

11 Months Ago


I do indeed.. Jessie, Simple Twist of Fate & Blue Sky are also among my faves on the album :.. read more
Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

I haven't got that album though I have two others, The Best Of and Spotlight On Joan Baez. Love Twis.. read more
Neville

11 Months Ago


mine has been in the company of Janis Ian :)
dearest Chris... I shall never read a more bittersweet Poem as long as I live... the
Grief of a Mother returning to an empty nest...
her tears falling on her Breast.. to fly away with no plans for tomorrow but to weep in the branches of the Willow. tenderly, Pat

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Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Dear Pat, the fledgling cold in my palm and the subsequent return of mother, was wretched. Nature a.. read more
Your corn was so lovely that I had to go to YouTube to listen to the song. It's a beautiful song, brought a tear to my eye, (not that that's hard to do). You captured the mood of the song with completely different material, an amazing job! The morose joy of love and love lost will inspire poets for eternity.

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T.S. Ulmus

11 Months Ago

Poem* not corn. Damned autocorrect!
Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your review. So pleased you went to u tube and listened to Diamonds and Rust. .. read more
Beautiful poem, Chris. Blue is a fitting colour.

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Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

It's a very blue poem Ana. You are so right. Many thanks.

Chris
Beautiful words to let in all the memories of those days in the sun when we use to have such fun, Loved Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. They always sang about life in poetry form ;-] Love your poem.

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Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Weeping willow, yes those days in the sixties always bring me good memories. Love both of .. read more
Though I'm not familiar with the romance you've mentioned here, this poem stands on its own in its exquisite expression of loss and pathos. What makes it so unique is the way you connect Joannie's haunting sadness and the Robin's anguish at her loss. Heartbreak so beautifully conveyed, dear Chris. Another poem that will stay on in your readers' hearts.

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Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you dear DIVYA, before your time this romance, but remembered by us oldies. Pleased you enjoye.. read more
DIVYA

11 Months Ago

You're welcome my dear friend....I loved it!
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:)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

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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