About Me

I am a recently retired postal carrier, and have been writing poems and/or stories all my life. My favorite poets are Dickinson, Lorca, Whitman, Neruda, Cohen, Hughes, Poe, Rossetti, Blake, and the Beats. 

I must always have at least one dog. Currently ruling the roost is Zacky Peanut, super dog at large.

Shay

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iamthewalrus said…
Which Rossetti do you read, Dante Gabriel or Christina?
Fireblossom said…
Christina. Dante's poetry has never really grabbed me, but I do find his connection with Elizabeth Siddal fascinating.
Sioux Roslawski said…
New look. I like it.

Are there any Cohen covers you like better than Cohen's? I'm curious.
Fireblossom said…
Sioux--Roberta Flack's version of "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" and Emmylou Harris's version of "Ballad Of A Runaway Horse" which even Cohen himself thinks is better than his "Ballad Of An Absent Mare" (same song, dif title.)

In LP days when I was young, I always checked to see who wrote the songs (it used to almost always be on the label of the LP after the titles) and Flack's version is how I discovered Cohen in the first place. I bought "Songs From A Room" and have loved his music ever since.

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