Blues legend B.B. King, “The Chairman of the Board” to generations of musicians, died yesterday at the age of 89. With his mother dead and his father gone, this son of sharecroppers in rural Mississippi was on his own as a teenager. King would eventually be married and divorced twice. Several years after the end of the second marriage, he responded with his most famous recording, “The Thrill Is Gone.”
It seems appropriate for the blues to be our haiku theme this week. All you have to do is to write about the blues in one verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Here’s mine:
pain sang out through his wailing
guitar named Lucille.