And my second offering for today’s Poetic Asides prompt, to write a poem inspired by a song. This poem was inspired by many songs– the lyrics I referenced are in quotes. See if you can guess all the songs. The last I admit I “cheated” on. I had roughly the line I wanted, and looked for a song lyric to match. The rest are favorites from my high school years.
I spent hours “blinded by the light”,
“lost in a daydream” of being rescued
by “knights [sic] in white satin”
with nary a “bad moon on the rise” in sight.
But alas, “goodbye yellow brick road”,
goodbye to childhood songs “blowing through the jasmine
of my mind”—I am off to board a “cosmic train”
and see “what lies down the track”.
Music credits (in order)
- “Blinded by the Light”– The Steve Miller Band
- “Daydream”– The Lovin’ Spoonful
- “Nights in White Satin”– The Moody Blues
- “Bad Moon Rising”– Creedence Clearwater Revival
- “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”– Elton John
- “Summer Breeze”– Seals & Crofts
- “Where Do The Children Play?” — Cat Stevens
- “Steel Rails”– Alison Krauss