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!


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,


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


Well on the way,
Head in a cloud,


The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud;


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


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

Linda - Posted!
Mommy's Treasures

Sweet Memories

Ruth - Posted!
The ScrabbleQueen Knits, Too

Holly - Posted!
Easy Living the Hard Way

Tara - Posted!
The Lengths


maryt - Posted!
Work of the Poet

Erin - Posted!
A Hardcore Life

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures

Sandy - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas

ellen b - Posted!
The Happy Wonderer

Rue - Posted!
Passion in the Moments

Peggy - Posted!
Who Can Discover It?

For John.



Linda said...

Such a cool way to illustrate the song. Have you seen "" 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!

from the Heart of Texas