by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Something light-hearted for my 300th poem. Theme for the Ritchie Valens movie, this song comes across like a street song, but it never was that. La Bamba was a folk-dance for the young rural villagers in Mexico, a celebration of youth and romance.
by Ted L Glines
If you will dance La Bamba's swaying chase,
where true love drives a rhythmic lad and lass,
"se necessita una poca de gracia",
you need a little bit of grace,
a caress is never out of place,
two hearts melt together as they pass,
merging like guitars and Spanish brass,
and kisses come while face to blushing face.
Grinning - grannies watch them play,
as children swirl and touch so sweet,
their dancing partners - all they see,
in love's ballet with teasing feet,
"por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere",
by you I will be, by you I will be, by you I will be.
Born of Los Indios comes this dance,
from south of the border - take a chance
heartbeats of the young are catching fire,
guitars strumming rhythms of desire,
boys and girls aflame in wild romance.
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|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|TED - THANK YOU - A SWEET MEMORY!
Maybe next time i'll try this tune at karaoke ... tom.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
Just gorgeous, brings back a flood of memories, lovely memories of more positive, innocent times. Thank you so much for this.
|Reviewed by Jerry Engler
|A lift to the heart in poetry, very fun, Ted. I was a Valens fan. I have a friend by the same name as I am, Jerry Engler, who was born Jerry Englert. He's an old rock and roll singer who played with Buddy Holly, and had to read about the plane wreck in the newspaper. If you look under my name on Google, you can also see about him...Jerry|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|What can I say but, nicely and sweetly said. Fantastic piece of music too. Blessings, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Oh yes we remember one of the all times greatest. Thank you Ted, it is great to remember.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|1958/59 you couldn't switch on your car radio without hearing "para bailar la bamba se necesita una poca de gracia..." with mariachis blowing their horns like it was Gabriel Archangel among them.
Yes my friend we are old enough to remember.
Oh! innocent times...
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite songs...this is nice, Ted.|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|a lovely swaying rhythm to your words-very nice|
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
I love that song, it brings back memories and still makes waves when played nowadays. Nice poem - really retro!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Ay, caramba, this is soo good! Let's salsa 'round the floor!~ Well done, mi amigo! Es muy bueno! :)
(((HUGS))) y amor mucho, tu amiga en Tejas, Karen Lynn. :D