I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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27 November 2016

Crowded House Live on the Opera House Steps

In my living room
I who think I have no beat
tap my feet, my hands drum.
I who think I am tuneless hum along.

I who think I have no beat
sway in time, nod my head, see on TV
the live audience nodding in unison.

Tap my feet, my hands drum,
I'm right out of body-consciousness now,
I'm more in my body than I've ever been.

I who think I am tuneless hum along.
Lights throb, smoke billows, Nick dances.
On stage and off, the melodies rise and fall.





Linking to the Tuesday Platform for 18/4/17 at 'imaginary garden with real toads'. (Day 18 of April Poetry Month 2017)

18 comments:

  1. Am also nodding..keeping time..me too, me too!

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  2. Sadly, all things must end, but the memories linger, long past their time.

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    1. Not so long in this case, Therisa – it was a 20-years-later encore concert, which happened on the date I wrote this poem, last November. (I have now belatedly posted a YouTube video.)

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  3. This is such a picturesque write!❤️

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  4. Music has a way of spreading her magic into everyone. And it's glorious!

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  5. Oh! Wonderful all around... love it. Always take the weather with you... Also thank you so much for posting this FOLLOWING Michael's Word is the Bird which threatened to stick in my head forever ;)

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    1. Ha ha, yes the Bird thing was ... memorable!

      So many songs from this concert I could have posted, all wonderful, but this seemed to best illustrate the things I said in the poem. I didn't originally include it, as the YouTube excerpts only became available some time after the event

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  6. Oh, I can never sit still when listening to music. Love this!

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  7. I am assuming this a self description. I only tap and sway when I'm out in an audience. I see others driving I their cars 'jiving' to the radio music, or singing along. Not me.
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    1. "... "in" their cars ..."
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    2. I was watching it on TV, so in that sense I was in the audience – while also watching the live audience. Yes, I was moving too, as I watched and listened. (I don't play music in my car, too distracting.)

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  8. Well, you definitely have a beat here! Very charming! k.

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  9. cool.

    and yes, Billy WAS young then. yeesh. we are all being turned into ashes, if slowly ~

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  10. Excellent description of the joys of music. Nice work.

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