Sunday, September 14, 2008

SEEDS (OSI)



seems like yesterday –
“Down to seeds and stems again”
on the radio






As some of you know, I'm really into music, especially oldies from the 50s-70s. This haiku is about the power of music to evoke memory, in this case, a humorously mournful tear-in-the-beer song by the country rock band Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, from the early ‘70s. I heard this song on an oldies station for the first time in decades, and instantly recalled the days when I got to know this quirky music, and the faces of people I didn't realize I'd forgotten. The reference here is to pot, and having only seeds and stems left would be like having only “old maids” and no popcorn. I’m not a pot smoker, but I do love popcorn, so I can appreciate the situation!

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18 comments:

teric said...

I'm thnking of the seeds of music...wonderful!

zoya gautam said...

..such poetic allusions-
and the dusky harmoniousness of ideas..many thanks for sharing..

Sue said...

your poem gave me a chuckle and immediately brought the song to mind...I like how you've transformed the reference!

Raven said...

Thanks for the explanation. I never got into pot, but I do miss the 60s and the passion for life and change that seems to have left us these days.

anthonynorth said...

Every song comes from a seed of an idea. Good take on the prompt. As for my music tastes, my collection is mainly from the 60s and 70s - I love the nostalgia.

barbs.haiku said...

I'm not familiar with the song or the group. I thought I'd heard all the 50's-70's songs! But I'm more of a doo wop kinda gal!

Pam said...

Sometimes those seeds of music get stuck in my head. How creative!

susan said...

Like this and getting the back story really enriches my appreciation. I really like old 70s music. So glad I got by here today. Thanks.

bobbie said...

Like your haiku, and like the link. Now there's a song I never expected to hear aain.

magiceye said...

a pleasant walk down memory lane...

Woody said...

Nice Post..Thanks again for stopping by my blog. Hope you stop back again!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such a creative take on the prompt!

fourwindshaiga said...

Isn't it strange how an old song can bring back a place and time so well? Maybe memories are planted like seeds in our brains.

SandyCarlson said...

I love it. I was just reading an article about "The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen," and the author makes the same point--that the music goes to our core.

Great stuff. Thanks.

susan said...

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Quiet Paths said...

Wow, what a great idea, Deb. The seeds of music run deep in our memory.

tumblewords said...

I'm glad you explained this!! :) Now, I get it and love it!

Beth said...

Very clever!

Are you trying to say that you've been smoking popcorn kernals, old maids and all? That explains a few things...

Smiles and gratitude for your voice--
Beth