Thursday, September 17, 2015

FOCUS FRIDAY: PINK LACE


The flowers of
SUMMER.

Crisp.
Colorful.
Innocent.
Flamboyant.

Blooms
that evoke a
SMILE.

Fleeting
LOVELINESS.

Where have all the flowers gone?

The End of
SUMMER.

Where have all the flowers gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the flowers gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the flowers gone,
Picked by young girls every one,
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the young girls gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the young girls gone,
Gone to young men every one,
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the young men gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the young men gone,
Gone to soldiers every one,
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the soldiers gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the soldiers gone,
They've gone to graveyards every one,
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone,
Long time passing,
Where have all the graveyards gone,
Long time ago,
Where have all the graveyards gone,
Gone to flowers every one.
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Pete Seeger/Joe Hickerson

During the McCarthy Era, 1955, Pete Seeger wrote the first three verses 
of this beautiful and mournful song. 
Then in 1960, Joe Hickerson added the final two verses. 
In 2010, the New Statesman listed this song as one of the "Top 20 Political Songs." 

As a young guitarist, during the day of folk songs and the hootenanny
I personally played and sang Where Have All the Flowers Gone? many, many times.

To hear a wonderful rendition, with meaningful accompanying photos, 

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Flowery
Smiles.









12 comments:

  1. Brings back memories as I was born in 1949. I always think that the flowers appear so much more vibrant in the fall right before frost,It's like they are preparing for their finasl hurrah !!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hello, your photos always bring a smile to my face. So beautiful!

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  3. What a lovely photo! And a lovely song. Occasionally as I watch the news, it comes to mind.

    Thank you for sharing with us for Photo Friday again this week!

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  4. Such a sad song yet such a reminder in those pretty flowers. Popping by from Creative Monday

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  5. This is such a pretty flower! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. A lovely song... And an interesting story!

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  7. Lovely!
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  8. Beautiful shot and an appropriate poem.

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  9. I love the bright pink! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned! Hope you come back tomorrow!!

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