Category Archives: Ballad

The Wheelhouse Ballad

House concerts are the norm in North America; much less so in the UK. It was therefore a real find and a lovely surprise to be introduced to a place called The Wheelhouse a couple of years ago, whilst on the … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, Folk, fun, Music, poem, poetry, Roots | 10 Comments

Fortune

They see our hard earned fortune there, in marbled city suites, floating on a silky sail, the nap of leather seats. They had the opportunity, the pool of genes, whose code requires a reservation for a public school and Spode. … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, Hope, Money, poem, poetry, political | 20 Comments

Elegy for Penny

It isn’t the loss of the shirt from my back, nor the house that’s levelled and gone. You couldn’t replace the air that we breath or the love, ’bout which there’s a song. Refrain But you gave me power and … Continue reading

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Posted in age, Ballad, children, Money, nostalgia, poem, poetry, sadness | 4 Comments

The Secrets of Life

The riptide pulled and weighed us down, swimming in our shoals. It bent us in our will to win, oh weary, sorry souls. Oh tiresome, terrifying days when scholars moved to preach that all of Christendom was ours, but always … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, experience, family, Fear, Heroes, Hope, Love, poem, poetry, wisdom | 38 Comments

Hearts of Oak

In all that’s written of this day I will say only this: for every single life that’s lost hereafter may be bliss, but not the kind of bliss that you can feel of heavenly truth, those dreamy summer days that … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, courage, Fear, Heroes, Injury, Love, melancholy, poem, poetry, sadness, War | 13 Comments

A Ballad for Stabat Mater

(A dedication to mothers) Do you remember radiance of one who’s always there the taste of swollen mamilla, the scent of her sweet hair. Whose kiss and gentle healing touch was cooling with a balm that soothed your painful childish … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, emotion, Hope, Love, melancholy, poem, poetry, Religious, sadness | 16 Comments