Sunday, July 16, 2017

1970 Poem

[Wendyclip, 1970:]


We stopped on a
Steep little street--
Runs right down to
Dingle Lane.
They intersect 
At a drain and 
A narrow tunnel.
I believe this town
Began as a funnel.

20 comments:

  1. Dear Emma, it was a simpler time, and a happy one. The 8mm. film was quite grainy by the time we put it on Youtube, but the smiles come through --and Wendy is still our friend.

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  2. That's priceless Geo.....and hurray for you joining in with Poetry Monday. I hope you do it again. You know, a town that began as a funnel just has to be going somewhere.

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    1. Thanks, Delores. I think the town might have been Woodland but it's been so long. To my knowledge, it still exists and thrives!

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  3. Loved the video and loved the poem. I used to have an Afro also. What I wouldn't do for half that hair today.

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    1. Arleen, alas my curly hair has likewise relaxed and thinned. I might manage a Halfro now but am not sure there is such a style.

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  4. Sweet little poem.
    A "halfro" is what I have right now, I've been out in the rain and my curls have frizzed (*~*)

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    1. Thank you, River. I am all too familiar with the rain-effect --that's when my hair declares independence.

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  5. I love the poem, and the film. It caught such a sweet moment in your lives. Old films, like old pictures, are fascinating to me. If only we could step back into them, even if just for a few minutes!

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    1. Indeed, Jenny. The idea of film photography, that light can be captured in silver salts, has always been magical to me too.

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  6. When I saw 'invalid's workshop' I couldn't resist checking it out.

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  7. How amazing to see an old time movie of you and yours. Your poetry was as prolific and enticing when you were a youngin. Thanks for sharing - great to see more of the man behind the blog.

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    1. Thank you, dear Robyn. The film also shows a bit of the truck behind the "youngins" --a '52 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup we paid $200 for (money I made working hop harvest). We piled it high, like something out of "Grapes Of Wrath" and moved to Your town that year. Left Chico after a year of little employment --it wasn't the booming metropolis it is now.

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  8. Oh I so loved watching this amazing clip...really took me back to my younger days too!
    I have really missed your amazing talent...:))

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    1. Dear Ygraine, I'm so pleased to hear from you again! Thank you for your kind comment.

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  9. I enjoyed reading your concise piece. Well done.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew. Glad you enjoyed the poem!

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  10. Funnels
    And nozzles
    And sometimes
    Bottlenecks
    All we need
    Is a smile
    A laugh
    And the occasional
    What the heck!

    Very nice video, Geo. You guys look really happy. Surprising that there was a time when people would do their thing in front of cameras, instead of being worried about how they would end up looking.

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  11. Most kind, KK. You encourage me!

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