Saturday, October 20, 2012

Modern Day Poets

Music has to be the one thing in this life that we all can connect with.
A song, poetry with a rhythm, words that hold fast and forever.
A connection on a personal level.  A universal connection with each other.
Song writers I would have to say are the modern day poets.
The lyrics they write can hit a cord with us.

What makes a good song?
The song writer writes it and the singer tells the story. 
Makes it into a classic.  Tugs at our hearts.  Makes us think.  Bring back memories.

Take for example Elvis.  Could that man sing a song.
His deep soothing voice could make your heart skip a beat.
Have you found your Graceland?


 Some music make a political statement or address a social issue.
John Lennon's classic Imagine.  Martina McBride, Concrete Angel, every time I hear that song my heart aches.
The Boomtown Rats, I Don't Like Mondays, school shootings.  My hearts bleeds for such a useless act of violence.
Garth Brooks, The Thunder Rolls, spousal abuse so very disturbing.

The most haunting song of all time would have to be Ode to Billy Joe.
What was it she and Billy Joe were throwing off the Tallahatchie Bridge?
Bobbie Gentry has stayed mum about this ballad.  Was it based on a true story?
We will never know,  she will go to the grave with the truth about what happened on the bridge that day.

Some artists can make a romantic song.....well romantic.
A breakup song, falling in love, finding true love or love at any stage in a relationship .
No matter how fast or slow it goes, if the words are written right it can bring on a love frame of mind.

Some songs can make you laugh.  I think of Toby Keith.  He can make you giggle with a song, but when he sings a romantic song, the man can really sing a romantic song.  
Look at  It's A Little Too Late.  A man's viewpoint of dealing with the breakdown of a relationship.  Something a bit different from your classic woman left man, man leaves woman country song.

My very favorite song and probably my own personal theme is  Pam Tillis', Let That Pony Run.
A no good cheatin' husband come cleans with his affair.  What was she suppose to do?  So once the shock wears off she moves to West Virginia, buys a barn with an old hay loft and a couple of  ponies.
That is pretty much my life's story, except I didn't move to West Virginia, although I do like the State!
It may have taken a decade, but I am finally getting my pony and a barn with a loft.  I only wish I had bought this barn 12 years ago when my husband left us, but I was so not the woman back then that I am today.  It has taken me 12 years to find myself, make mistakes, pick my battles, balance a cheque book, rise above the smoke.
Find the strength I never knew I had.
I am so very much glad I waited until now to let my pony run.
See how much one song can relate so much to your own story.

"Let That Pony Ride" video

Can you write the book of love?  Don McLean
When I said I needed you, you said you would always stay.  Elvis
She needs wide open spaces.  Dixie Chicks
I feel like I'm knocking on heavens door.  Bob Dylan
How long gone are you goin' be?  Brooks & Dunn
She's going to leave you with a smile.  George Strait

Modern day poets.
What is your favourite tune and what does it mean to you?



 I will be joining
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage


  1. Hi Diane, Good for you and all the positive changes you've made for your life! Hey a pony and a barn with a loft sounds fabulous!!!! I would love to visit you there and sip a cup of tea. Your tea cups are beautiful and the vignette with the little pumpkins are lovely.
    You Go Girl!!!!!
    I love all the pretty houses in your header, lovely blog!

    The French Hutch

  2. beautifully and very thoughtfully written. I am glad you are getting your barn! May you get lots of good things to go in it! ~

  3. Amazing and Awesome post. My heart is full of joy for your accomplishment.

    I love music, too. I post a favorite tune every Tuesday on my blog. I hope you will stop by to enjoy one of my favorites every week.

    Your photos are stunning. You have created a gorgeous setting.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Autumn, Diane.

  4. Good morning Diane,
    LOVE your pretty china teacups and teapot! Your pictures are lovely. Thank you for joining Tea Time. My meme will be going up on Monday at 11:00 AM.

    Music has always been a very big part of my life and my family's. All my children play instruments too so it's been passed on. I tend to go for instrumentals mostly. Music really moves my soul!

    Thank you for your visit and for entering my Giveaway. Two entries for for you, my friend, with the Giveway on your sidebar. Happy Pink Saturday too and have a lovely weekend.


  5. Hi Diane,

    Wonderful post! I love so many types of music that I would never be able to pick a favourite song but perhaps, for the last 10 years or so it's been classical jazz standards. Love your pumpkins and roosters and teatime vignette!

    Have a great weekend!


  6. Love your blog. Fabulous. Bob Seger and John (Cougar) Mellancamp still remind me of priceless times when I'd play that music loud loud loud and my girls and I would clean house on Saturday's dancing and cleaning. Those were some happy times!
    I love that your buying your pony and a barn - that's fabulous. You've won me over!

  7. Beautiful, song, beautiful story, beautiful photos, I'm now a follower, and will be checking out more posts!

  8. Good morning Diane
    Congratulations on all of you accomplishments! I have found through my life I am sometimes surprised at the strength I do have when things are tough.
    Music has great effects on me personally, sometimes a song will make me cry when I needed to and didn't know it and makes me dance & smile as well.
    Your tea set is beautiful! Have a great weekend and enjoy the things you have worked so hard for.


  9. What a beautiful post! Music is always a big part of my life. I can float back in time by just hearing the first few notes of a favorite old song. Have a great weekend!

    Susan and Bentley

  10. I came over just to see more details of that gorgeous tea set.

    It did NOT disappoint.

  11. I liked Elvia very much, especially when he sang hymns. I have several of his old records.

  12. Hi Diane!
    I always love reading your posts and your vignettes are just beautiful. I have the same feelings for music.

  13. I'm so glad you have found your new home! I hope this is the new start you are looking for. I love your photos of this beautiful china. So pretty. The music I listen to the most is contemporary Christian which I find very uplifting. I also enjoy the old classic rock music of the 50's and 60's. Have a great weekend! Blessings, Pam

  14. Great post. I love how you combine your lovely dishs with the song and your thoughts. I really enjoyed visiting again! You go and let that pony run. Can't wait to see that farm!
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  15. Lovely photography! What a lovely spot to gather for tea.
    Happy Fall!

  16. Hi Diane
    just Love that china with pumpkins......
    and do not miss.....




    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  17. I love your photography style!

    Healthy Pink Snacks
    Have an enjoyable Pink Saturday!

  18. Lovely china. We have the same taste in music, I love all the songs you mentioned. To pick one favorite would be like trying to choose a favorite friend, can't be done. A lot depends on my mood or situation at the moment. I love anything by Charlie Landsborough, and one of my most favorite songs is Pam Tillis, Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life).

  19. I like your teaset, Diane, and your photos are stunning. Very interesting hearing your take on these songs. I thought it was "the day that Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchee bridge." Have a great week!

  20. Glad you shared your lovely teaset and the pretty photos. I enjoyed your comments about Elvis and the other wonderful songs and singers. I love to play Sirius on the car radio with the different decades of music!

    Thanks, Pam

  21. Thank you for coming to tea, Diane. Once again, I love your pretty tea set. Stunning photos! Have a wonderful week.


  22. Hi Diane,
    nice story and so encouracing for me. Thats sounds as if you made your way. Congratulation for winning the battle. Your tea photos are magazin worthy. I love how you did them. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and the story.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. What gorgeous china!...and the photos..lovely!

  24. Fabulous photos. The commentary on popular songs was good too, but I enjoyed every one of your photos and vignettes.

  25. Beautifully written post. The blessing comes when we are ready to receive it. Glad you are happier within yourself. Women have great strength they are not aware of until it is needed. Celebrate the lovely You!

  26. What a charming post! We're all very musical in our family. My dad still arranges music at 88!

  27. Hi Diane,

    I enjoyed your post and your china is stunning with the gold accents! Music soothes your soul and refreshes your spirit. I hope you will drop by for a visit.

  28. First of all, in case I forget, I love that china. There are so many songs that take me back to different times. One of the funny ones is when my mother used to sing to my father "Mr Wonderful"! We used to roll around laughing! Another song that has the opposite effect is one that was popular when I was pregnant with my first child and had severe morning sickness. I only have to hear, or think, of the song 'Monday, Monday, to feel there you have it she says as she heaves.... Joan!!

  29. I really enjoyed this post and listening to the Pam Tillis song, which I hadn't heard for a long time. There are so many songs I like - Bluebird of Happiness, hymns, Dolly Parton songs, Indigo Girls, etc. etc. One song that always makes me smile is "We Ain't Out of Love Yet," by Randy Travis.

  30. Wow, you have been through it. I had no idea you had to deal with such difficult stuff. No one should have to go through a situation like that. But I am glad you are coming into being who God made you to be.