Sunday, May 26, 2013


                          1967 SUMMER OF LOVE

"In the land of the dark, the ship of the sun is driven by the Grateful Dead"
~quote from the original cover design of the 1967 album

The land is dark.
The ship of the sun
driven by the grateful dead,
driven far from the addled winds of war
driven far from the rising nebula of nam
lead the grateful who really are grateful
and summer changes.

Hipsters of haight flower
in the haight of summer. And in the heat
in the haight lives a beat
that nobody need approve.
Down low is the flowering
where the beat goes on―and the beat
goes on.

“1967: Old Hippie Juju”  stephaniepope ©2013


from San Fanscisco Montery Pop Music festival and the first album of the Grateful Dead, "Viola Lee Blues"