Poetry Corner 2

minesadouble

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#21
Yeah, I know Dylan’s song better than Prince’s Purple Rain. But his is more of a poetic saga than a ballad ? The great Bob’s lyrics harder to adapt to the music too for a mere plagiarist like me !
 

Charly***

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#22
Yeah, I know Dylan’s song better than Prince’s Purple Rain. But his is more of a poetic saga than a ballad ? The great Bob’s lyrics harder to adapt to the music too for a mere plagiarist like me !
Yeah he (Dylan) was something for sure. Plus I didn’t really read the rules Jimmy set, after reading his op more carefully today, my attempts were just riffing, although I’m sure a cool cat like jimmy will forgive me, but you’ve adhered to the rulez he set in some fine style so kudos to u. Encore?
 

JimmyG2

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Thread starter #23
I can see we are going
to have to arrange
Public readings

Do they do Poetry and Jazz sessions
on the High Road pubs
these days?
Did they ever?

Shout out to Charly***
and minesadouble.
Hidden talents.

Here's a 60's classic.
Bit posh is Christopher Logue
but it was all the rage
when I was a student.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z_5Zvdw0zk
 

Everlasting Seconds

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#24
It is those who attempt the hardest
who fall the farthest
Despite the purest of passions
Success isn't handed out in equal rations

In a world where fourth is king
A repetitious hymn sheet we all sing
Everybody turned into the joker
acting as if we know how to draw in poker

They call it financial rhyme and reason
But there has been committed treason
To the average Jane and Joe
Who no longer can afford to go
 

JimmyG2

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Thread starter #26
Poet Laureate is currently up for grabs
5,800 a year and a butt of sack.
Carol Ann Duffy was the first women
appointed in 2009
so the PC tip is that next time (2019)
it will be the first black PL.
William Hill will have the odds later.

You might be right though
probably done on the quiet
through the usual channels
and then appointed by the Queen
in proper British style.

Yes, better wait on the resignation
 

Hoopspur

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#27
It would be so tempting, and with the minimum of effort...

Once I thought I saw you
In a crowded hazy bar
Dancing on the light
From star to star


Far across the moonbeam
I know that's who you are
I saw your brown eyes
Turning once to fire


You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
Where the feeling stays
I want to love you
But I get so blown away


I am just a dreamer
But you are just a dream
You could have been
Anyone to me


Before that moment
You touched my lips
That perfect feeling
When time just slips
Away between us
On our foggy trip


You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
Where the feeling stays
I want to love you
But I get so blown away
 

JimmyG2

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It would be so tempting, and with the minimum of effort...

Once I thought I saw you
In a crowded hazy bar
Dancing on the light
From star to star


Far across the moonbeam
I know that's who you are
I saw your brown eyes
Turning once to fire


You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
Where the feeling stays
I want to love you
But I get so blown away


I am just a dreamer
But you are just a dream
You could have been
Anyone to me


Before that moment
You touched my lips
That perfect feeling
When time just slips
Away between us
On our foggy trip


You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
Where the feeling stays
I want to love you
But I get so blown away
Now that's a serious contender.
Neil Young
another key man
in my musical journey
Still got 'Harvest' on vinyl
somewhere around.
I seem to be stuck in the 70's.
Not a totally bad place to be stuck
post 69 and all that.

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-WMbP1RcC4
Intro gets me every time.
 
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