08 September 2006

Autumn Awareness

This is the beginning of my favorite time of the year. From now until the end of November, Autumn will be falling while my mood escalates. It is always slightly melancholy but at the same life affirming as if in the ends there are new beginnings.

Last Chances

Fall, even the name says down.
Crushed into earth
leaves of autumn become no more
mulch sacrificing
What has been to future Spring

Foot falls, damp, the lamps
of twilight wash sidewalks
already wet with fog
Old songs filter through
air thick with might have been

Low moaning horns and whining
clarinets speak of places at the end
of a bar, old movies,
mysterious women in black.
A time when gravity finally wins.

When October Goes
Music by Barry Manilow Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

And when October goes
The snow begins to fly
Above the smokey roofs
I watch the planes go by
The children running home
Beneath a twilight sky
Oh, for the fun of them
When I was one of them
And when October goes
The same old dream appears
And you are in my arms
To share the happy years
I turn my head away
To hide the helpless tears
Oh how I hate to see October go
I should be over it now I know
It doesn't matter much
How old I grow I hate to see October go


MadMustard said...

So Jamie, you are going to handle the 'lister's overflow comments. What the heck happened to his comments? He looks as if he has lost everything.

MadMustard said...

btw, did you see C'Bob's new video? That old snarkness came shining through... through to the big little screen. I predict he will be a big hit with the YouTubers!

Jamie said...

PS while your here, what do you think of my latest non political column.

colorado bob said...

Radio Io is playing some Bonnie Raitt

MadMustard said...

Jamie, did you write that first piece? I like it, it is very good. It is a great change of pace from politics.

I always liked fall because the grass stopped growing and football season started. I am sure there are a lot of other good reasons.

Bob, I am glad you entered the Huff Po video contest, don't forget to post your video to those YouTube groups. Don't forget Bob, the internet is a serious of tubes. Become one with the tubes, Bob.

What do you want to bet that Bob convinces Craig to go with HaloScan next week?

Jamie said...

I'm listening to Liza. She's singing one of her grea "story songs" and now I'm posting. Yes I wrote "Last Chances". Every once in a while, I'll put up my some of my shorter poetry. Thank you for likeing it.

MadMustard said...

I love this particular section, "Foot falls, damp, the lamps of twilight wash sidewalks
already wet with fog." That has got a certain something... that really appeals to me.

Jamie said...

Thank you. You spotted the heart of the poem. It is that time of night when you are out walking and really seeing everything around you.

I truly love Fall because everything wonderful that has ever happened to me and everything terrible that has ever happened to me has been in September, October, or November.

It is a time of startings and stoppings.

Jamie said...

Don't Miss Mahar's latest "New Rules"

Bad Presidents happen to good people. International T-Shirt
"We're Not With Stupid".

Anonymous said...

you get a chance read Larry Johnson.....No Quarter...He's goin' at that Senate Intell report that came out...and Hubris...that boy's got a burr under his saddle....and rightly so,....Dire Straits,,,The Man's Too Strong.....,, I had me some good times to Dire Straits

Jamie said...

Three Dog singing Sinner Man.

Mad, I'm sure all will be well by tomorrow. In the meantime, we shall function. I'm glad you took the time to visit.

If it is still screwed up tomorrow, I hope everyone finds their way here.

colorado bob said...


Very damn funny. I got to get some sleep, but I'll close my eyes laughing. Well done.

Mustard...I sent Craig the HalScan sign-up sheet.....

MadMustard said...

C'Bob, I knew you would be sending Craig a recommendation about HaloScan, I knew it, I knew it. What did you send to Johnson, your video?

rebellious renee said...

Good Morning Gang....
I see you've picked a great spot to commence with chatting since we can't get into Craig's site....good idea.

tt...Larry Johnson is an ex-CIA agent and worked in the Dept of CounterTerrorism....he has a great website and has lots to say about what is going on in the "war on terror"...

MadMustard said...

Good morning, everyone crashed at Jamie's place. I'll start picking up before she wakes up, maybe she won't toss us all out.

Anon-Paranoid said...

Nice too see your site is back up and running Jamie. Will let everone over at Craigs know.

Take care and I'll check back lurker style like I usually do unless I got something to say.

God Bless all.