Lands End by Edward Mycue

Fremantle-Wharfside-Sculptu

Lands End

Curtains riding
victims living
sledding along
a floating longing drifting twilight
cruiseship busses
ferrying upperpaid elite workers
down back wharfside corridors
feud in San Francisco
at land’s end now
brings back unfinished symphonies
sea change under consciousness
rotting memory
pressing upward
thickening light
scaring awareness
letting go
flowing
when the moon sees world end.

2 Replies to “Lands End by Edward Mycue”

  1. EACH IS MINE

    Not everything is equal
    to anything else.
    I almost never locate the shirt I want.
    I’ll end up grabbing another
    — yet each I take is also mine.

    I could explain this as process being a hand-me-down younger sibling.

    I and remember hearing my Great grandmother
    Jane Kennedy Delehant with her “Thee’s” & “Thou’s”
    in her rocking chair
    on our porch on 8th St behind the City Hall in Niagara Falls, NY
    saying
    “You don’t get it off the grass”
    “You’ll follow the crows before you die” (if you waste)
    “Everybody’s odd but thee and me, dearie…”
    pausing/ smiling over at me adding (cutting her eyes)
    “and sometimes i wonder about thee.”
    (She died by the time I was 10 but she helped form me.)

    © EDWARD MYCUE 21 May 2016

  2. 7 SISTER SONGS: MARGO COOKIE JANEY ARDA-& ELENA (OUR OLDEST BROTHER DAVID’S WIFE WHO BECAME OUR FIFTH SISTER) –
    some popular songs that relate to these my sisters:
    1..MARGO “what the world needs now’ 2.COOKIE “raindrops keep falling on my head” 3.JANEY – ‘till there was you’ 4.ARDA ‘close to you’ 5.ELENA.’I’m looking over a four leaf clover’(Dave’s favorite & of parent’s Ruth & Jack)
    1.What the world needs now is love, sweet love
    It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
    What the world needs now is love, sweet love
    No, not just for some but for everyone (WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: by Hal David words, music by Burt Bacharach, 1965)
    2.But there’s one thing I know
    The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
    It won’t be long till happiness comes up to greet me,
    To greet, greet, greet, greet me (RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD: Hal David words, Burt Bacharach, 1969)
    3.There were birds in the sky
    But I never saw them winging
    No, I never saw them at all
    Till there was you (TILL THERE WAS YOU: Meredith Willson, 1950)
    4.On the day that you were born the angels got together.
    And decided to create a dream come true.
    So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold,
    And star-light in your eyes of blue.
    That is why all the girls in town follow you all around.
    Just like me, they long to be close to you (CLOSE TO YOU: Hal David, Burt Bacharach, 1963)
    5.I’m looking over a four-leaf clover
    That I overlooked before
    One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain
    Third is the roses that grow in the lane
    No need explaining the one remaining
    Is somebody I adore
    I’m looking over a four-leaf-clover
    That I overlooked before (I’M LOOKING OVER A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER: Mort Dixon lyrics, music Harry M. Woods, 1927)

    6. I should add I have a 6th sister who is my partner-spouse-Richard’s sister 14 years younger than him and her name is Charmaine. A song that comes to me when I think of this lovely (now mother and grandmother) would have to come from opera. Not Tosca because that is only right in that the heroine is so true and honest and proud and beautiful. No, I will have to settle for a 1926 GEORGE & IRA Gershwin classical-pop song
    SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

    There’s a saying old says that love is blind,
    Still were often told, “seek and you shall find”
    So I’m going to seek a certain girl I’ve had in mind
    Looking everywhere, haven’t found her yet
    She’s the big affair I cannot forget
    Only girl I ever think of with regret
    I’d like to add her initial to my monogram
    Tell me, where is the shepherdess for this lost lamb?

    There’s a somebody I’m longing to see
    I hope that she turns out to be
    Someone who’ll watch over me

    I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood
    I know I could always be good
    To one who’ll watch over me
    Although I may not be the man some girls think of as handsome
    To her heart I carry the key
    Won’t you tell her please to put on some speed, follow my lead
    Oh, how I need someone who’ll watch over me

    There’s a somebody I’m longing to see
    I hope that she turns out to be
    Someone to watch over me

    I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood
    I know I could always be good
    To one who’ll watch over me

    Although I may not be the man some girls think of as handsome
    To her heart I carry the key
    Won’t you tell her please to put on some speed, follow my lead
    Oh, how I need someone to watch over me

    7. Laura’s not formally a sister. We met in 1958 and remain friends. The song for Laura is simply one written in 1951 by Dale Evans.

    HAPPY TRAILS

    Happy trails to you,
    Until we meet again.

    Happy trails to you,
    Keep smiling until then.

    Who cares about the clouds
    when we’re together?

    Just sing a song,
    and bring the sunny weather.

    Happy trails to you,
    Until we meet again.

    © copyright compiled by Edward Mycue 31 May 2016

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