National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 15

The napowrimo.net prompt for day 15 is to ‘write a poem inspired by your favorite kind of music. Try to recreate the sounds and timing of a pop ballad, a jazz improvisation, or a Bach fugue. That could mean incorporating refrains, neologisms and flights of whimsy, or repeating/inverting lines or ideas – whatever your chosen musical form would seem to require!’ I’ve been listening to a lot of early Orb lately, so…

auburn streaks in a brushpainted sky
filled with little fluffy clouds

tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick-tick…

ring-a-ting-ting
make the conga go sing
ring-a-ting-ting
make the conga go sing-sing

ring-a-ting-ting
make the conga go sing
ring-a-ting-ting
make the conga go sing-sing

loving you…

chill out
beneath the stars
let your mind float free
beyond the world
beyond outer space
beyond the ultraworld

tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick-tick…

close your eyes
relax and float downstream
on glissando dreams of ecstasy

close your eyes
relax… relax and swing
believe in everything

feel your way

tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick
tick-tock-tick
tick-a-tock-tick-tick…

(14 April 2020—posted April 15)


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