Thursday, April 1, 2010

SHUFFLE DEMON

RWP napowrimo#1...using titles of 5 songs...at random....from my CD player
Title of songs are in CAPITALS

RIDE by Robert Earl Keen
BLUE UMBRELLA by John Prine
THE LAND OF PLENTY by Leonard Cohen
THAT DON'T MAKE IT JUNK by Leonard Cohen
TEN DAY POEM FOR SASKATCHEWAN by The Warped 45'S

SHUFFLE DEMON

dogs barked over the graveyard
everybody remaining silent
embracing the winds of change
lingering
unable to RIDE

watching the candles dim
burning in a new world
behind the door of lost chances
soaking
under some BLUE UMBRELLA

hearing the forces of yesterday
crying deep under the ground
beneath their swallowed burdens
digging
for THE LAND OF PLENTY

dumping dirt
on humpty and the dump trucks
driving down a prairie road
clunkin
but THAT DON'T MAKE IT JUNK

escaping the noisy mufflers
where the sounds of the shuffle demon
constantly change
writing
a TEN DAY POEM FOR SASKATCHEWAN

7 comments:

The Good Typist said...

This is a very clever take on the challenge! I love how effectively you used sound and rhythm:

"dumping dirt
on humpty and the dump trucks
driving down a prairie road
clunkin
but THAT DON'T MAKE IT JUNK"

I want to hear country-western song of your poem!

flaubert said...

Wayne,
I absolutely love this! And your musical choices are above and beyond! Robert Earl Keen? Nobody knows him (except me and my husband we saw him in florida). Nice!
Pamela

evelyn.n.alfred said...

What I really like about RWP prompt, is that we learn about the poet's musical taste, which tells a story of it's own.

What's poga?

Wayne Pitchko said...

Poga....from POga....to yoGA and everything in between...i play poker ever wed nite with the guys....thurs its Yoga with mostly ladies...kind of opposites...yin and yang maybe

Stan Ski said...

I want to hear your full playlist, youv'e got some excellent tunes there, and they inspired a fine piece of poetry. LC himself would be proud!

Wayne Pitchko said...

Stan..playlist....includes...Dylan..Grateful Dead..Waylon and Willie..Ian Tyson..Neil Young...George Jones...Hank Williams...Patsy Cline..Mary Gauthier...Ken Hamm (good friend)..Gordon Lightfoot..Billie Holiday..Sinatra...Ray Charles..Asleep at The Wheel..Kd lang..Blue Rodeo...Clapton...BB King..Willie P Bennett...tom Waitts..and a bunch of bluegrass

Derrick said...

Hi Wayne,

I notice the graveyard/cemetery featuring in 3 of your 4 NaPoWriMo poems. Hope you're not brooding! These titles produced a good song of their own.