The Beatles tune keeps running thru my head –
“I read the news today, oh boy.”
over all the talking heads
and well groomed, earnest readers.
“And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh.”
Feeling lucky to have the satellite company
that’s feuding with Ted Turner-
leaving a block of channels
(ordinarily filled with opinion and conjecture
dressed up as NEWS)
just not there.
no news is good news.
We cuddle in the chill autumn air
watching breaking news-
wild geese descend onto the still waters of the cove.
Film at eleven.
“I’d love to turn you on”
** A Day in the Life by McCartney, Lennon and Harris.
Speaking as a Canadian who turned the news on this morning to hear about a young soldier killed by a gunman who then ran into the main hall of the Parliament with his rifle and was gunned down, this poem hits me where I live. I think our country is shocked that the insanity has come to our doorstep.
Nature is the best news source. 🙂
no news is good news
I really loved the effect you build in here – a cool poem.
love how you handle the daily news
Great poem, Kathleen. Although this is not me, I admire those who respect the Sabbath day and keep it holy, whether from a Jewish or Christian point of view. They are spared the talking heads and the buzzing news for at least one day a week. Nice closing lines.
What a delightful poem, Kathleen. You know, I hadn’t thought about that Beatles song for a long time….but now that you have mentioned it, I think it will run through my head all day as well! Ya, having a block of channels that you don’t see can be irritating in a way, but I do definitely see the bright side….you are spared the ‘talking heads,’ couldn’t see them even if you wanted to. Smiles. Really, I think we should all keep the news turned off a day or two a week! The song line you quoted at the end of your poem made me smile.
Yes…no news is good news 🙂
No news is good news ~ I admire the weaving of the lyrics into your reflections ~ Enjoy the autumn season ~
haha….not watching the news…or the opinion dressed up as news…you def have some extra time for some turning on…smiles….that might be a blessing in disguise…
no news is good news….much wisdom is there…
No news is good news.. we need that constant reminder…
Well done! Beautiful use of that song lyric!
I think your breaking news is much better than what the talking heads would tell you about!!