Wednesday, September 07, 2005

20. The Annotated Bob Dylan, Katrina Edition

contributed by Daniel Rubin - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan)

BushkatrinaOh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
And what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

Stranded_1_2I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin'

I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin',

I saw a white ladder all covered with water,

Katrina_1I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

1 comment:

The PodPoet said...

Very creative use of verse combined with breaking news; expecially interesting when you click the hyper-links to the stories and see how they apply to the specific line of verse.