Posts Tagged With: Jimmy Buffett
A white sandy beach
Young child racing through the grains
Spies a tiny shell
Resting in a tidal pool
Waiting to be claimed
Shells upon the beach
One by one they are picked up
For more prompts like “shell” go here: Haiku Horizons
And because I’ve been singing this one all morning.
Thought I would share.
Another one of my big favorites by him.
Hard to pick favorites with his music, but this one is towards the top.
Love this song.
Just never get tired of this one.
*I’m trying out some new stuff this year. Trying to update this blog a bit. I posted Paperback Tuesday earlier this week and today I want to try my hand at this new subject. How about a little Jimmy Buffett in order to get your weekend started? Sounds good to me. Listen and enjoy.*
The song is sung from the point of view of a soldier stationed overseas during World War II, writing a letter to his family. In the message, he tells the family he will be coming home and to prepare the holiday for him, and requests snow, mistletoe, and presents on the tree. The song ends on a melancholy note, with the soldier saying, “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”. Kim Gannon claimed on at least one occasion that he was not thinking of the soldiers when he wrote the lyrics but of all people who are unable to be home for Christmas. When he pitched the song to people in the music business, they turned it down because the final line was too sad for all those separated from their loved ones in the military. When playing golf with Bing Crosby, however, Gannon sang the song for Crosby, who decided to record it. The flip side of the original recording (Decca 18570B) was “Danny Boy” Source: I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Wikipedia
Safe in the harbor
Sailor celebrates Christmas
With the ones he loves
For more prompts like “safe” go here: Haiku Horizons
Fall leaves dance about
Across the wooden boardwalk
As the waves rumble
Inspiration struck after reading this article.
Sure, few lucky ducks get to the beach all year round (we’re looking at you Florida), but for most of us, fall means it’s time to hang up our swimsuits for the season. Luckily, there are a few sandy shores across the country which offer an extra incentive to visit after Labor Day. At these seven spots, the beach gets better when the days get shorter — meaning you can continue your seaside excursions well into the autumn months. Source: 7 Beaches That Are Better In The Fall – Margaritaville Blog
Pleasant start today
With cool air and morning dew
Summer bends to fall
Sometimes you must bend
Give in just a tiny bit
To make things better
Sharp bend in the road
Sports car going way too fast
Dead man’s curve ahead
For more prompts like “bend” go here: Haiku Horizons
Since I heard it first by Buffett, I have to lean in that direction. I also am a huge Buffett fan (as most of you know), so I will almost always lean in his direction. I do like the Dead’s version a lot though, but I’m only an occasional Dead fan so their version just doesn’t grab me as much as Mr. Margaritaville. Just saying. So, your call, going with the Deadheads or the Parrotheads on this one?
“It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad.”
In the Eastern sky
Warm rays of light pierce the dark
Brand new day is born
Soft tropical waterfall
Warm and inviting
Funny how we are inspired to write. I came up with warm tropical waterfall while washing my sons hands before he had breakfast. I thought, that would be a great line in a Haiku. So, I sat down and wrote this one out this morning. Hope you enjoy it.
Jimmy’s version is just better. It has more life and more energy, and it has long been one of my concert favorites. I don’t know how many times I’ve just gone bug nuts when he started to play this song. I knew this would be a lopsided one for me today, a biased one if you want to say it that way, but I had to post his cover of this song. It is just such a great cover.
So, which do you prefer?
The original or the cover.
A tiny island
Palm trees and crystal white sand
Mainland far away
Steamy morning air
Humidity thick and strong
Clinging to your skin