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June 2009, vol 5 no 2

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Lynn Edge


"Blowin' in the Wind"

His unmistakable voice drawls from “Free Wheeling Bob Dylan” 1963 reissued. Forty-three years ago I played this song in my narrow dorm room, and heard him live at the Austin City Auditorium.

On the cover he looks so young: curly hair, hands stuffed in pockets of his jeans, his sweetheart’s head on his shoulder as they walk down a Greenwich Village street. Was life ever that carefree for Bob, or for me?

ebb tide
the long reflection
of the setting sun

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