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It’s Post Your Poems Day!

May 19, 2010

Another week has passed, and it’s time to post your poems for Nicole’s prompt, Singer, Singer Me a Song! Post your poems in the comments of this post by linking to your poem on your blog, or by leaving your poem in its entirety. Once you leave your own comment, be sure to visit everyone else’s links. After all, we’re a community, and one of the best ways a community of writers can support its members is to read and comment on one another’s work. As we read each other’s poems, let’s remember why we created this community. We are a group of poets who seek inspiration, challenges, and a social community of other poets. If you comment on another poet’s work, please do so thoughtfully and positively – we are not a critique group!

I look forward to reading everyone’s music-inspired poetry!

  1. Marian Veverka permalink
    May 19, 2010 1:45 am

    “Still crazy after all these years” by Simon & Garfunkel

    If you were to see me on the street, lover,
    Would you remember and buy me a beer?
    Or do you think of me as that crazy woman
    Who kept demanding that I love you, really
    Love you, Singing along with all the old
    Songs on the jukebox (I always played the
    Love songs, did they whisper in your ear?)

    Simon and Garfunkel, when they broke up
    I realized that if two geniuses couldn’t make
    Their music together any more, what chance
    Did we have, you with all your friends, and
    Me sitting at the bar alone, drinking beer,
    Any kind they had on tap. You called yourself
    Crazy, but I was the one who spent time in
    Rehab – was that a turn-on for you?

    “Four in the morning, tapped out, yearning –“
    You were the one who couldn’t sleep, kept
    Me awake – I still don’t know what you were
    Longing for, whatever it was I hope you found
    It, I hate to think of others you might have hurt.
    Now, after all these years, seeing you again,
    The old question remains – is it you or is it me
    Which of us is the one who always will be
    Still crazy after all these years.

    • May 19, 2010 2:12 pm

      Nice Marian. Some hard-hitting words here.

    • May 19, 2010 4:39 pm

      Perhaps my favorite Simone tune of all time. No, wait. i can’t choose. I love Paul Simon’s work. Your, here, is also wonderful. Thanks.

  2. May 19, 2010 2:19 am

    Probably won’t get back to comment on others til Friday, but I’ll get there. Meanwhile, I’m under the boardwalk at Scrambled, Not Fried.

  3. Irene permalink*
    May 19, 2010 3:48 am

    Thanks Nicole for a wonderful prompt. Music links to poem like horse and carriage. Well just thinking.

    You keep me from falling apart

  4. May 19, 2010 4:26 am

    Nicole….enjoyed the prompt. Not sure of the results…but it’s the journey that counts, right?!
    Here’s mine:

  5. May 19, 2010 4:32 am

    Loved the thought provoking prompt, Nicole. Can’t wait to check out what everyone else came up with!

    – Dina

  6. May 19, 2010 5:08 am

    I enjoyed this prompt, Nicole, thanks. It’s got me cooking. I envy people who can think along with music, almost as much as I envy those who can actually give birth to it. I used a little jazzy song called “If I Spoke French”, because I read someone’s poem last week with half the lines in the language, and I butcher what little I know. if I (don’t) speak french

  7. May 19, 2010 5:17 am

    Nice prompt. One of my favorite singers and songwriters is Leonard Cohen. His music and words stand the test of time. Any other Leonard Cohen fans out there? Here’s my poem:

  8. May 19, 2010 5:35 am

    Here’s my offering for this week’s prompt:



    • May 19, 2010 7:30 am

      Oops! My alter ego did it again! That’s what happens when you juggle two blogs under two different WordPress accounts and you forget to log out of the wrong one.


  9. May 19, 2010 7:06 am

    Went instrumental for mine… I Bhfarraige

  10. May 19, 2010 7:36 am

    Oh, and I forgot about the second poem inspired by this prompt…

    The Key

  11. May 19, 2010 7:45 am

    My poem was inspired by the song ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City.

  12. May 19, 2010 8:18 am

    Why? Why, Zed?

  13. May 19, 2010 8:27 am

    Here is my poem: Feathered Voices

  14. May 19, 2010 9:12 am

    I was listening to Sting and this is what got …

  15. May 19, 2010 9:13 am

    oops I got!

  16. May 19, 2010 10:19 am

    I am remembering Freddie and Queen.

    my poem/a>”


  17. May 19, 2010 10:21 am

    One more try

    my poem


  18. May 19, 2010 2:32 pm

    let’s see if 3 times is a charm; I’ve tried to post a link all day and they are not showing up here. are other people having this problem????

    I’m going to start a hash tag on twitter for poem posts if people want to link to their poems on twitter. it’s @wewritepoems and just add the hashtag #wewrite to your tweeted link.

    • May 19, 2010 10:25 pm

      Thanks for saying Angie. We’re WP and so are you. Should be a piece of cake. You were logged in I assume? Anything different at all between when it didn’t and did work for you?

      Never ever a problem myself. Any tec’s around with comments?

  19. May 19, 2010 4:30 pm

    Inspired by a song from Willy Wonka:
    Impure Imagination

  20. May 19, 2010 5:27 pm

    I remembered being at Harper’s ferry and listening to six women sing ‘Amazing Grace’. Here’s my poem:

  21. May 19, 2010 6:00 pm

    This song has the far far better of me. Yet to participate, I’ll label this “draft” most humble.

    Ella’s song

  22. Victoria permalink
    May 19, 2010 8:32 pm – The best I could do is write a poem about how music is not my muse.

    • May 19, 2010 9:34 pm

      I appreciate your poem anyway Victoria! I likely could say near the same for myself. I get lost into music, but it don’t turn into words. I can appreciate, even engage some rhythms, but not like music does.

      But your participation counts to me! I feel the same. (As much as I can or will) write anyway. Good for you! ~Neil

  23. May 19, 2010 11:22 pm

    Loved your prompt Nicole, as well as your article ‘The Poetry of Difference’. Here is my simple tanka, inspired by a popular Tamil song, in response to your prompt –

  24. May 20, 2010 6:36 am

    My poem “in the aud/i/tor/i/um” is at
    I was planning to write a poem about Simple Minds, because I’ve been listening to them a lot lately, but then we had a music assembly at my school…

  25. May 20, 2010 1:11 pm

    You have a problem here. I’ve posted numerous times to this site and now I am being blocked – but I will try again…

    …here is smoke and flame… Book of Ardor

    • Irene permalink*
      May 20, 2010 3:46 pm

      Oh dear. I’m glad it registered finally…

      • Irene permalink*
        May 20, 2010 3:54 pm

        I would like to suggest (since I had encountered the same earlier but not now) to not put in the html link and see if your comment registers (coz your name will take the reader to your blog). I suspect it’s the html that messes though I’m not saying for sure.

  26. May 20, 2010 5:32 pm

    trying another way to post — straight to my main wp blog.

    it’s not html, Irene because I didn’t have any in my attempts; I had straight comments and ones with links.

    I think we’re triggering something after “too” many posts that makes us look like spammers. I think settings need to changed somewhere but I don’t know where or how!

    • May 20, 2010 5:32 pm

      well, that one worked!

      I can’t link to my poetry blog, apparently.

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