Life With Horace

poetry & essays

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dark voice in silence

there is quiet now
where rich color had been heard

deep and sensuous, his turning notes
of fluted california honky tonk

remain a potent legacy
rest easy we will hear

your echo

day 6 of NaPoWriMo. RIP Merle Haggard, who left us today. Singer, brilliant songwriter, early voice of Bakersfield.