Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hearts and Crafts

A tribute inspired by 
(and including song titles from)  
 Dan Fogelberg  
(8/13/1951 – 12/16/2007)

Hearts and Crafts

Like Icarus ascending,
the higher you climb
the more you are lost in the sun.
You’re wishing on the moon and stars, but
it’s too soon to be on your way,
there’s no reason to run.

Someone’s been telling you stories  
of stolen moments in heart hotels,
ghosts and exiles in empty cages –  
all just souvenirs of hearts in decline.

 This need not be our last farewell.
Trust in the morning sky. Down the road
 wisteria whispers in the wind
and promises made
in the innocent age
are still within the reach
of this heart.

PSC / 2014

Penned for Creative Bloomings: prompt-155-say-it-with-music

 source of song titles:



  1. Inspiration comes from so many places!
    Fogelberg had a lot of good songs. I like the one "Same Old Lang Syne", especially.

  2. It certainly does! Thanks for stopping by, Patricia! He did have SO many wonderful songs! It was hard to choose... :-)

  3. Oh, goodness. This is gorgeously woven, my friend. So much subtle internal rhyme to love, too.

    1. Thank you, De! What a lovely compliment! "Woven", yes, that's what this assignment entailed. Taking the wonderful words of another poet/song writer, and weaving them into a different form. :-)

  4. Hi Pam! Thank you for the visit and for these beautiful words! I am a huge fan of Dan, he would have loved this. Especially nlove those wisteria floral favoritism is showing ;-)

    1. Awww, thanks, Sara! Glad you enjoyed! Flowers AND Fogelberg -- You have excellent taste! ;-)