Fun Friday–Playlist First-Lines Poem
Rules: Using your iPod, your MP3 player, your iTunes, your Windows Media Player, (set on Shuffle/Random) or Pandora.com or AccuRadio.com, create a “free-form poem” by writing down the first line of a song, then skipping to the next song. Try at least 20 and see what you come up with.
I feel the sudden urge to sing:
More than the greatest love the world has known.
If you’re ever in a jam, here I am—
I can’t give you anything but love, baby.
It’s the wrong time, and the wrong place—
In the still of the night, as I gaze from my window—
Dance, ballerina, dance . . .
I’d cry like a baby if you told me good-bye.
You’re the fly in my ointment.
I walk along the street of sorrow;
Every time we say good-bye, I die a little.
Life’s great, life’s grand.
I know that someday, you’ll want me to want you—
Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week.
I’m back in the saddle again . . .
Cuddle up a little closer, oh, lovey mine.
Watch the sunrise on a tropic isle;
The moon belongs to everyone.
It looks like love; it feels like love—
The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly.
Do you recall that night in June when first we met?
I was just another who laughed at romance.
Where stately oaks and broad magnolias shade inspiring halls,
Just in time, I found you just in time.
Heart and soul, I fell in love with you
Way down upon the Swanee River
In Napoli beside the sea, it happened on a night like this.
Return to me.
Now it’s your turn. Share your poem here or post it to your blog and come back to post the link. Your comment today will count toward the drawing for the Sheaf House books gift pack!