Friday, October 14, 2016

My Lyrical Ode to Bob Dylan



My poem was inspired by the following lyrics

The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow

as well as the complete article found HERE.


Even Sand is Sacred

The ocean was toiling
its same old
one-thousand-year song,
and two together, yet alone,
we squished the sand
between our toes,
those stiff beach stones,
pressed the backs of our eyes
into the gloaming hour
of a dark-cloud night.
Drunk on young
but never dumb,
We skipped pebbles
and drank cheap wine,
a steeple against the
sorrow of some tomorrow,
spoke to the pigeons and
other shore-swine,
a bridge to gap the hours
and I spoke subliminally,
pity for the harrowing life
in each lost feather, and he
rolled his eyes toward me
like two blue roaming runes,
whispered softly between the
firelight of each ticking second:
"You've got it all wrong,
as long as the stars are
on fire and the heart still moves
its steady beat-groove;
as long as we're alive
and still here, there's nothing
to lose, nothing to fear."


this poem was inspired by a prompt at dVerse.

8 comments:

  1. I loved the text you selected, and it's a wonderful way to describe it. Maybe also "every grain of sand" works as a background

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the thousand year song and I could SEE those two roaming runes of eyes turning towards you. Wow!

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  3. Goodness gracious this is to absolutely die for!! ❤️❤️

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  4. This is a beautiful response Stacy and I adore the fire of those closing lines ~ Thanks for joining us ~

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  5. This is an incredible poem; the ending is especially touching.

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  6. This is gorgeous, Stacey. Though the main "story" is about relationship, you create an amazing sense of place to illustrate it.

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  7. You have woven some lovely lines in this!

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