Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, May 23, 2014

So Much Mine

THE STORY was Jonatha Brooke and Jennifer Kimball, who met and began performing together in college and both of whom have vibrant solo careers still today. This song has been making me weep since 1993. Enjoy!



Your challenge is to write a new poem about mothers and daughters, folksingers, 90’s hairstyles, dissonant harmonies, love sweet love, or anything else that this beautiful song inspires.

So much
So much mine
Now I reach for you
But I cannot find you

17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, Marian I haven't been able to write at all this week, but I think I might be able to do something for this challenge.
Nearly midnight, backatcha tomorrow.
K

Fireblossom said...

Jonatha Brooke! I was just listening to "Plumb" yesterday!

Marian said...

yay FB! :)

Marian said...

Jim, your link is telling me I don't have access to your page! remedy, remedy! :)

Susan said...

Thank you. I was thinking Story lately, and used their version of "In the Gloaming" for my poem In Her Light--also about missing someone: http://susanspoetry.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-her-light.html

Jim said...

Sorry, Marian, I did the unforgivable sin and left a link without checking it. You now have access to this one.
My excuse? None. But I hurriedly wrote my ditty and ran with Mrs Jim to pick up the granddaughter from school, kindergarten. That involved walking to the Tube, catching a train, getting a transfer, and then walking the last ten minutes (we are still in London, I post, etc, with my iPad).
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Marian said...

i knew there would be fans amongst our Toads!
Jim... hah, picking up your granddaughter from kindergarten is very much in the spirit of this prompt!
:)

Jim said...

I liked this challenge, Marian.. There was too much to write about so I opted to quickly tell how one of my lives came to an end. I will never forget but don't really hold any hard feelings. We both married young and it was good for each of us to fly the cage.

She took flight first. God bless her. My next life involved motorcycles, hippies and hippy life things, loved their music. BTW, we walked down Abbey Road to pick up KP. The ex was married again within three months, it took me over three years.
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Marian said...

interesting... i think the prompt pushed me to read yours as father and daughter, Jim. and that works, too :)
one door closes, another opens...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, this is just exactly where I am, right now.....will see if I can find the words. Sometimes the feelings go too deep to write. Maybe that is my poem.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Beautiful, beautiful song.

Margaret said...

busy, busy with the three day weekend. These musical prompts seem to take me the longest to write to … I DO enjoy them, I might just run out of time this month. (Maybe I will be able to come back to it in a "Play it Again, Toads post

Susie Clevenger said...

Lovely song Marian! It has been over a week since I wrote anything..nice to get back to it.

grapeling said...

Would love to have seen Jonatha Brook's latest piece, My Mother Has 4 Noses. Her mom recently passed after several years of struggling with Alzheimers, and JB documented much of that during that time - then came up with the musical play about that time. http://4noses.org/. ~

Fireblossom said...

Kay's link doesn't seem to work.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi all! I seem able to write only one poem a week, these days. This one is linked to my own Wednesday challenge and here, because I included pathetic fallacy. Doubling up is not my favourite thing, but needs must.

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