galwithglasses: (Farmall H)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams

Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs.
Post the poem that results.
The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.



A poem for alternating voices.
For accompaniment by harmonica and fiddle or steel guitar.



My Sisters and I


Listen I know it's been hard
It really breaks my heart
Someone's always coming around here, trailing some new kill

       What is this land America so many travel there
       And after the storm
       Tá na caoirigh ag ithe an gheamhair


There's something in the way she moves
Love I get so lost, sometimes
Amazing grace how sweet the sound

       Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage
       I'm a town in Carolina, I'm a detour on a ride
       Mama said there'll be days like this


If you see me walking down the street
If I could have all the world and all it owns
Guess I got what I deserve

       There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range
       The red sandstone, it fell
       Ubi caritas et amor, deus ibi est


Spare me your judgments and spare me your dreams

      Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky



Bonus points if you can pick out the songs. Some of them are pretty well known.
galwithglasses: (Sharpe)

Ten years after September 11, I'm still trying to make sense of the day. I don't really think it's possible but this year I tried writing. I've never done anything like this before. I think it helped.


Adagio in Blue

That morning sky was so blue.

Wailing along about leavin' nobody but the baby, passing the striking construction crew hangin' with their giant balloon rat, I got to work. Wages, workplace safety, solid construction, yeah, we all want that.

Down to the basement office I went to answer your call about a jet and a building. Online CNN showed planes, buildings, people falling out of a blue sky filling with smoke and concrete dust.

Seeking comfort and His blueprint for the reason, we went to church. Sed libera nos a malo (and panic). From Your heavens, miserere nobis. Red, white, blue at half-mast and the skirl of Amazing Grace on repeat.

First responders and construction workers rescued, recovered, reclaimed, breathed in. Retaliation, Bush, WMD, Rumsfeld, anthrax, Homeland Security, shoe bombs, Cheney, stop-loss, Iraq. I didn't notice the sky.

Then, on a sunny Father's Day morning, as her story always begins, our baby opened blue eyes and mirrored the sky. Dona nobis pacem.

KC
9/9/11


Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

galwithglasses: (Sharpe)

Ten years after September 11, I'm still trying to make sense of the day. I don't really think it's possible but this year I tried writing. I've never done anything like this before. I think it helped.


Adagio in Blue

That morning sky was so blue.

Wailing along about leavin' nobody but the baby, passing the striking construction crew hangin' with their giant balloon rat, I got to work. Wages, workplace safety, solid construction, yeah, we all want that.

Down to the basement office I went to answer your call about a jet and a building. Online CNN showed planes, buildings, people falling out of a blue sky filling with smoke and concrete dust.

Seeking comfort and His blueprint for the reason, we went to church. Sed libera nos a malo (and panic). From Your heavens, miserere nobis. Red, white, blue at half-mast and the skirl of Amazing Grace on repeat.

First responders and construction workers rescued, recovered, reclaimed, breathed in. Retaliation, Bush, WMD, Rumsfeld, anthrax, Homeland Security, shoe bombs, Cheney, stop-loss, Iraq. I didn't notice the sky.

Then, on a sunny Father's Day morning, as her story always begins, our baby opened blue eyes and mirrored the sky. Dona nobis pacem.

KC
9/9/11


Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

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