Monday, September 16, 2013

For Dad Who Loved Hank Williams



For Dad, Who loved Hank Williams


I feel you
when I listen-

To his old songs, remembering you
 lost in their timeless words of heartache
 in the lyrics of a man wiping away
 tears, “so lonesome" he "could cry"-

Empty in a place where love
never slept and wishing haunted
the halls with its dark pleas.

15 comments:

  1. Ah yes, sometimes listening to the music you know someone else loves almost brings them back to life again...nice that listening to Hank Williams helps you remember your dad.

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  2. Thank you Mary. I always said I didn't like Hank Williams yet even as a teen I was always singing his songs. I recently bought his CD and it brings back so many memories of my dad.

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  3. made me smile....music is like that, brings the memories on it s heels...so lonesome he could cry...there is a heaviness in these memories...

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    1. Thank you Brian. There is a heaviness in these memories. My dad always seemed lonely and a bit lost. I wish I could tell him I finally understand why he loved this music so much.

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  5. I can feel the heaviness too...and agree with both Mary's and Brian's words. Hank did lonely so well. Heartfelt poem Lisa...hugs...

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I don't think I have heard anyone sing that song like Hank.

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  6. it's interesting the amount of "power" the music has, how it inspires, how it hold memories... so lonesome you could cry :) loved it.

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  7. I have not heard anything by Hank Williams. So the reference:

    "so lonesome" he "could cry"

    I associate it more with John Denver right now. But still, the emotions are conveyed beautifully through the poem.

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  8. Yes, music certainly has a way of reminding us of different things.

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    1. I love music, it brings back so many memories. Thank you Laurie for your comment.

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  9. oh wow, this says so much in such a small opening... i really started feeling as if i knew him, your dad
    great writing!

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  10. This is so touching! My mom's favorite song is Chaka Kahn but when I hear it I think of her and smile

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