Friday, January 28, 2011

"Friday Night Frolic" - Punching Holes In Your Heart


As if it were a flapjack.
Holing pincers, perforate
the bailing muscle.
Narrow chasms nicked
like a crescent moon.
Flapped spigot leaks
dinted crimson tears,
that dissipate
amongst the blistering grid.

But bleeding hearts heal. Especially with the Avett Brothers.

They let go. Do they ever.

And move on.


  1. This is so beautiful, vivid with imagery. I admire people who can write real poems like this, not just shorter sentences lined up a certain way like I do :)

  2. Love these guys. Especially love the last song.

  3. It's wonderful the way music can take us on so many journeys ...

    Happy weekend to you :)

  4. I like the first video, all of it: the pleasant melody, the moving lyrics, the blue, penetrating eyes of the singer. A real treasure!

  5. i like those guys! a quick check found them compared to townes van zandt.

    that makes me love those guys

  6. Shopgirl- Well I'm glad you think so. I had to tinker with this so much I felt more like an engineer than a writer. It still feels like a rusty machine to me. And pu-lease, stop doing that to yourself!

    Melissa- They're such a diverse group. And such handsome young men. Oh my. ;)

    Joanne- I think that's exactly why I started the FNF. My weekends are usually filled with (besides sports) music--and a good movie now and then. So, the Frolic is my weekend launch, my attempt to bring something fresh to the table (even if that means reviving the old).

    Duta- I just love the rock, the folk, the punk, the bluegrass... Such angst and rawness in this music, the sort that only youth can capture.

    BillyP- Yes, they have been compared to Van Zandt, who, incidentally, I feature on "The Frolic" page--at top of blog. These boys have the same kind of "emotionalism" (also being the title of one of their albums)as the beloved Van Zandt: that raw sensation, and underlying sadness. I hope, for their sake though, not the same kind of drama.

  7. What on earth is that thing at the top? It looks like some sort of torture instrument.

  8. Nice poem. I haven’t heard of this group (yes, I live under a rock), but I plan to take a few minutes to listen.

  9. Thanks for the tunes and following my blog. Stopped by to return the favor :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. EW- that little tool will cut holes right through leather.

    Jane- Avett Brothers are on the edge of mainstream (thankfully), but it won't be long before the secret is out worldwide.

    Jules- good to make your acquaintance. Colorful rainbow at your place!

  11. Hey girl, I think I am going to have to stalk you from here on out (inset scary, gape-jawed grin)! I've never heard these guys before, thanks for tuning me into them. Love the way you string your words together, I look forward to reading more of them.

  12. Never heard this band before, but will look these guys up for more! Thanks!