Sunday, April 24, 2022

love songs

she sat on a high stool
plucking away on a guitar,
plucking our heartstrings
as she sang of love
and wanderings

dsnake1 - the pub singer

pencil sketch by dsnake1

love songs

We woke up late on a Sunday morning and while everyone else is going to church or the supermarket, or to trade gossip at a coffeeshop, the first thing she do was to go to the kitchen in her teddies, boil some water, fry some eggs and bacon, make some tea and coffee, the stirring spoon on glass like a wind chime, bring all that greasy stuff before the TV while I was warming up the karaoke machine.

After breakfast, we put our feet up on the coffee table, smoking our cigarettes, debating on which laserdisc to put into the player, she insisting on her Mandarin love songs, me my rock ballads and finally we agree on Andy Lau, slot in the heavy disc, and as the images flicker on on screen, we clutch our microphones, wave to the air audience in front, and wait for the tune to blast out of the speakers.


蘇芮 - 是否 / Su Rui -- Whether or Not

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2022

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Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

You are always so good at involving all our senses in the reading of your poetry. I can smell the coffee, crave the bacon, enjoy the music, feel their companionship... And the sketch is awesome.

24 April, 2022 00:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Magaly.

Just going through some of the good old, crazy, carefree days of yesteryears. I really have an awesome karaoke set. :)

24 April, 2022 00:34  
Blogger Helen said...

You made my heart sing in unison with ‘the pub singer’ ~~ a most entertaining post today!

24 April, 2022 01:36  
Blogger Su-sieee! Mac said...

Love songs that talk about the routine, mundane stuff we share with our partners speak to me. :-) Cheers!

24 April, 2022 05:06  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you!
Glad you like "the pub singer" too. :)


Thank you for the visit!
Yes, mundane stuff can be interesting too. :)

24 April, 2022 11:35  
Blogger Marja said...

A wonderful harmony of love and music. I enjoyed the drawing as well

24 April, 2022 17:44  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Marja!
Glad you liked the drawing too. :)

24 April, 2022 20:52  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Loved every bit of this post! (Along with everyone else.)

24 April, 2022 22:19  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rosemary!
Just about a time that was a bit simpler. (no social media!) :)

25 April, 2022 00:01  
Blogger Debi Swim said...

Love the simpler time. I remember it too.

25 April, 2022 21:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Debi!
Those times, when audio was analogue and there was no Netflix on TV. :)

25 April, 2022 23:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...I bet you have some more good stories to tell, now that I know you are a mover and shaker:)
Enjoyed this and look forward to the next installment:)....Cressida

26 April, 2022 01:35  
Blogger J M Beames said...

"as she sang of love
and wanderings"
The two most often subjects of songwriters and poets, perhaps?

Andy Lau is a unique choice. I'm more familiar with his acting but have heard a couple of his songs.

26 April, 2022 01:49  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you!
There are some more stories to tell, but good is another matter. :)

J M,

Yes, poets and songwriters tend to write of love and wanderings. :)
You watched Andy Lau's films? That's interesting. He started out as a singer.

26 April, 2022 15:02  
Blogger colleen said...

I like the image of playing the heartstrings. What a morning party!

26 April, 2022 22:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Colleen!
A morning party! I like that. :)

26 April, 2022 23:21  
Blogger magiceye said...


04 May, 2022 20:49  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, magiceye! :)

04 May, 2022 23:15  

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