Ruination Day

And the great boat sank and the Okies fled
And the Great Emancipator took a bullet in the head
In the head… took a bullet in the back of the head

It was not December and it was not in May
It was the 14th day of April, that is Ruination Day
That’s the day, the day that is Ruination Day

—Gillian Welch, Ruination Day, Part II

Photo: Black Sunday, April 14, 1935

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: