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A Tuneful Challenge

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Member Caelestus
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Listening to every heart

0 posted 09-23-2000 07:35 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

It's so very hard to be a poet without enjoying and loving music, too...


So, what song [in prose or in poem] describes YOU best?  And since we all have varying moods [pass the Prozac please] you can post one or more in the appropriate areas...

Have Fun!

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Janet Marie
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1 posted 09-23-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

since MOST every poem I write is written while I listen to music...
and the stereo is on EVEN more than the computer(hard to believe I know)
i HAVE to do this one...
and SHHHHHHHH..dont tell ... but
my warden gave me a weekend pass out of rehab...
YEEEE HA!!!!! LOL...
me thinks its not safe in the forums LOL
great challenge Sun....
let me see if me muse is about..
one just never knows with her.
brian madden
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2 posted 09-23-2000 03:05 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

a great challenge idea... but the music I listen to I don't know if I would want to find myself in that. I think I have a song lyric but we can't reproduce lyrics because of copyrighting, right? well so I guess that is the challenge. Ok off to think about this one.
Ok I don't know if this is what you wanted, the song is MY Little Empire BY Manic Street Preachers.
words " " are by Nicky (Wire) Jones. I know it is not exactly "shiny happy people" the song is about living in your own world, isolation but also that the isolation that comforts can also destroy.

Comfort song

It is a sad little melody,
opening with an electric guitar,
and acoustic bass lines, wrapped in
sombre cellos and gentle drumming.
Two voices, one deadpan the other one
with restrained gusto, melt over the music,
as it revolves in simplicity barely
changing tone or texture.
Yet in its basic form lies its beauty,
In its sadness lies its hope,
like the overcast skies
underscored with ebbing light,
"All of my sins are attempts to fill the voids
All of my voids they are filled with sin
All of my demons they are kept within
And all my violence it does not exist"
These words speak to me, that gentle  
Un-intrusive way of living, content isolation
Yet the awareness that while walls protect
They also imprison,
" My little empire
I'm bored of being bored"
But whatever the existence
sadness surrounds blankets and dulls the  outside,
wrapped up to myself, sleep brings solace,
as the music lulls me to a tranquil sigh.
"My little empire I'm happy being sad."

"an afixiation a fix on anything the line of life the limb of a tree
the hands of he and the promise that s/he is blessed among women".
Patti Smith

[This message has been edited by brian madden (edited 09-23-2000).]
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song

3 posted 09-23-2000 05:23 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

okay....a "single" song huh?  I will do my best but if I use more than one then you will just have to bend the rules for this cowboy a bit.LOL  Hey, I am worth bending for.  OOOpppsss that didn't sound right.  I meant...well you know...I will stop before I get into trouble!!!!  see ya and WILL be looking for YOUR answer to my challenge as well.
Member Rara Avis
since 07-29-2000
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Victoria Australia

4 posted 09-24-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Sunshine, I couldn't do a single song and I'm not going to compete with MARK. But would you accept a sort of "Vulcan mind meld" for a number of songs that describe me. Thanks.

"It is the image in the mind that links us to lost treasures;
but it is the loss that shapes the image,
gathers the flowers weaves the garland."-
Wilfred Yeats
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since 08-04-2000
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5 posted 09-25-2000 12:19 AM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

Ok - I've a number of them:

Classical: Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano concerto

New Age: Ray Lynch's Deep Breakfast

POP:     I love Michael Legrand's music when           accompanied by the lyrics of the           Bergman's - in particular "Watch what      Happens" and "What are you doing the      rest of your life"

I may think of more - and anyone else who likes these as well is free to use them too - but I'll attempt to write some poetry to one or more of these in the coming days.
So I'll use this list as a remiinder of my self-made committment
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6 posted 09-25-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

A long time ago when I first began posting here at these forums, I wrote a song called "The Music of My Heart".  I think it was often mistaken for the feelings for a person but indeed it was about music.  No that I don't take pride in people fitting my poetry to their lives.  But here it is:  A poem about music to meet your challenge

To reach out and feel you surrounding me
To feel my body enwrapped in you
Catching every last word
Holding it dearly to my heart
I strain to hear every sound
To feel every beat
To listen not with my ears but with my heart
To catch the meaning and understand
To take solitude in your meaning
The tone, the pitch, the sound
Ringing in my ears
Through my heart
And out of my mouth
Consoling my pain
Working through my anger
Taking away the loneliness
Taking away the tears
To reach out and feel you surrounding me
To feel my body enwrapped in you
Is truly my dream come true

(posted Open Poetry #7)
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