On This Day - Robert Allen Zimmerman, American poet, songwriter, singer, painter, writer, and Nobel prize laureate born in 1941.

May 23, 2017

from Love Minus Zero / No Limit by Bob Dylan

 

The cloak and dagger dangles
Madams light the candles
In ceremonies of the horsemen
Even the pawn must hold a grudge
Statues made of matchsticks
Crumble into one another
My love winks she does not bother
She knows too much to argue or to judge

 

The bridge at midnight trembles
The country doctor rambles
Bankers' nieces seek perfection
Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring
The wind howls like a hammer
The night wind blows cold n' rainy
My love, she's like some raven
At my window with a broken wing.

 

©Jeff Guess 2017

 

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