16 October 2013


Coming up trumps again.

Jim Potts in his ever-readable blog ~ The Blue Guitar
"The man bent over his guitar,
A shears-man of sorts. The day was green.
They said, 'You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.'
The man replied, 'Things as they are 
Are changed upon the blue guitar.'
Patio picking with Sam
And they said then, 'But play, you must,
A tune beyond us, yet ourselves,
A tune upon the blue guitar
Of things exactly as they are.' " 

Wallace Stevens,
from The Man with the Blue Guitar

Then he chucks in a bonus of Big Joe.

Jim modestly 'spares' us his version of BPDG and more's the pity because he's good.   

1 comment :

Jim said...

A real blue guitar is even better!