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Track List Side 1: Time Was - Sometime World - Blowin' Free

Track List Side 2: The King Will Come - Leaf and Stream -

                             Warrior - Throw Down the Sword.




Time Was when I heard a loud ragin' fire
  and the sound of glory raised from the Ash;
when my Sometime World long playing higher
  dazzled the age with a hot vinyl flash.
That Flying V, Fender Strat, Blowin' Free
  amplified in my ear and in my brain,
and The King Will Come slowly unto me
  when I hear the piper and drum again.
In beauty of Leaf and Stream evermore
  comes the hypnotic Wishbone trance that was;
like a Warrior at the gates of war
  to rise again the legend of Argus.
And in the end a new age will record
the great band of four who Throw Down the Sword.

                   April 2008

 Dedicated to the 1972 album, Argus, 
            by Wishbone Ash.

              Still a classic!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 1/23/2016 8:44:00 AM
Solid sonnet. Specially enjoyed the last two lines. Cheers. Cyndi (PS. I got a thing for sonnets. If there was a sonnet bar, someone would be asking for me keys and telling me I can't drive home... ;) )
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/24/2016 6:56:00 AM
Thanks Cyndi. If there was a sonnet bar I'd be the sot in the corner with a cold tankard of ale quoting Shakespeare and Milton and making inappropriate remarks to all the lusty wenches. Good poetry is intoxicating! Thanks again.
Date: 11/30/2015 9:58:00 PM
A sonnet celebrating a rock band! Cool! Very well done with sustained 12-syllable lines, good flow and slick rhyming. Well done Keith! Best wishes, Keith! 7
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 12/2/2015 6:06:00 AM
Thanks Keith. It's a great album - have a listen sometime.
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Keith Bickerstaffe
Date: 11/30/2015 9:59:00 PM
...and congrats on your win!
Date: 10/17/2015 8:55:00 PM
This is fantastic Keith! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 10/15/2015 5:14:00 PM
Your “Argus” is excellent!! ((())) Congrats!! Sara
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Date: 10/15/2015 2:24:00 AM
Wonderful poetic version of lovely album Keith! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 10/14/2015 10:30:00 PM
Keith, Congrats -SKAT-
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Date: 10/14/2015 8:04:00 AM
Not a group I know a lot about - congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/18/2015 11:02:00 AM
a smashing hit for a record-breaking kind of music.. grreat rockin' write, keith.. huggs
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 8/18/2015 9:56:00 PM
Thanks Nette. I was, and still am, a huge of Wishbone Ash. Lovely to hear from you.