Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Haiku: What's It Like?

Sometimes you "get" a prompt right away. Other times, you've not a clue. This was definitely more of the latter this week when I looked at the One Single Impression prompt Monday morning. That is, until I was sitting on the playground bench after school Monday, waiting for Youngest to play, feeling the sun shining down, listening to my newest mp3 player. [Don't ask what happened to the previous three. Another post another time.]

Springsteen, of course. And What's It Like? became It's Like What?

heart pounding / ear splitting / tear jerking / hand clapping / feet tapping / mouth dropping / head banging / tongue wagging / toe gripping / body swooning / soul wrenching / life immortalizing

Yeah, it's something like that.

13 comments:

gabrielle said...

yes music will do that. once a sound is released, the world is changed.

Jim said...

Hi Patois, I never graduated to Springsteen. I don't recognize the song, maybe I would if I heard the music. I do know 'Jump.'

Any way, I can see how his or others' music might bring this reaction. My daughter tells of the mosh pits where she used to go (she was generally the carried and thrown person). I suppose there is every one of these reactions there.

I'll take classic rock and wag my head and tap my feet. My ears are weak, a lot because of that old rock in the old days.
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Jim said...

Did you ever hear the song, 'Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road?'
Maybe your parents did. We have the ZZ Top--the Skunk song wasn't theirs--here in/from Houston. Also Bianca and others too.
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All Rileyed Up said...

you sure love your Springsteen :)

D... said...

:)

Tammy said...

Very creative! I've seen your feet on FB, I think. lol

Tammy said...

Facebook. lol I live up hwy 50 towards Tahoe but closer to Placerville.

SandyCarlson said...

Gotta love the boss. Wonderful poem.

movin down the road said...

I love the word "swooning"

Tumblewords: said...

Exactly. What's. It. Like. Perfect...

Beth P. said...

Music has the power to take us to what it's like...whatever it is. Pretty amazing when I stop to think of it--there is music to express every human emotion, need, aspiration.

Danke, ms. patois for this thoughtful, but not heavy, post!

Patti said...

Love it (the poem and Springsteen!)! Isn't it great to get so caught up and involved in music? Thanks for shring your interpretation!

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Very well said! :)

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