Saturday, October 09, 2010

Round Robin: The Beatles' Fool, Illustrated

Good Morning, Good Morning, good! This week's Round Robin Photo Challenge is called For a Song. My inspiration, at least in part, was a book called The Beatles' Illustrated Lyrics, which I borrowed from a friend of my mom's many years ago. So, naturally, on John Lennon's 70th birthday, I'm illustrating a Beatles song. It's one of Paul's, but close enough!

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Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still;
But nobody wants to know him;
They can see that he's just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,

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But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning 'round.

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Well on the way,
Head in a cloud,

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The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud;

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But nobody ever hears him,
Or the sound he appears to make,
And he never seems to notice,

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But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning 'round.

A thousand voices of thanks to my friend Kevin Harrington, who played the Fool for my camera.

Let's see what everyone else illustrated for us!


Linking List
as of 12:26 PM MST/PDT,
Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Linda - Posted!
Mommy's Treasures
http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com

Jama
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Ruth - Posted!
The ScrabbleQueen Knits, Too
http://scrabblequeen.wordpress.com

Holly - Posted!
Easy Living the Hard Way
http://easylivingthehardway.blogspot.com/

Tara - Posted!
The Lengths
http://mommaneversaid.blogspot.com/

Mairie
Wordinthehand
http://wordinthehand.blogspot.com/

maryt - Posted!
Work of the Poet
http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com

Erin - Posted!
A Hardcore Life
http://erin-hardcorehensel.blogspot.com

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Sandy - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas
http://sandyfromtheheartoftexas.com

ellen b - Posted!
The Happy Wonderer
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com

Rue - Posted!
Passion in the Moments
http://ethos-photographic.blogspot.com

Peggy - Posted!
Who Can Discover It?
http://whocandiscoverit.blogspot.com/
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For John.

Karen

8 comments:

Linda said...

Such a cool way to illustrate the song. Have you seen "google.com" for their tribute.

ellen b said...

Wow! Way cool Karen. I really enjoyed what you put together for the song. Hats off to your friend!!

maryt/theteach said...

Karen, an outstanding post dedicated to John lennon. You outdid yourself! :)

Gattina said...

Bravo ! very very nice interpretation and the fool did a good job, lol !

Erin said...

I'm not familiar with this song - great effects, and a lovely tribute! I can't believe JL would have been 70.

Word in the Hand said...

Very 'a la' Beatles of it's time - one of my favourite songs (not especially a Beatle fan although from Liverpool). Lovely.

Scrabblequeen said...

Good job on this theme! I liked the special effects, too.

Sandy said...

Great photos to illustrate this song! I love the head in the clouds

Sorry that I didn't get to stop by sooner!

Sandy
from the Heart of Texas