The Carter Family
Gatherers and Transmitters
Father of Bluegrass
Troubadour of Broken Hearts
The Genius morphed country to soul
Queen who hopped country to pop
Rockabilly, Pop, and country darlin’
Resonant-Voiced Star who shocked the Opry when he stepped on stage
Iconic Country Legend Reborn Again and Again
Minnesota Folkie who dabbled country
First Lady of Country Music and Feminist
Dirt poor ex-con Okie with a silver pen
Possum’s voice can’t go wrong
Blonde troubled angel
Townes Van Zandt
Lived (and cried) every lyric he wrote
Nashville His Way
Texas Yo-Yo and Trigger Too
Following Buck, Hillbilly Proud
Harmony Angel Saves Ryman
Bill Monroe’s protege
Copperhead with a Guitar
Created Arena Country
New and Now
ballads and old hymns
the common man
Though its forms are impermanent, country music endures.
Long live country music!
I just finished watching the 8-disk (16 hours) Country Music series created by Ken Burns. My “poem” is based on gleanings and impressions from it (for the most part.)
*“Three chords and the truth” is attributed to Harlan Howard.
Merril D. Smith is today’s host of dVerse. Merril says:
So, today for Poetics, I’d like you to think about impermanence, things that are transient, or things that have passed their time. If you want to stick to the seasons, nature, or the weather, that’s fine, but I’d like to challenge you to try to come up with something different or unusual. Your poem can be in any style or form.