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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Writing Prompt for June 2:

What's your favorite poem (and if you don't have one, why)?

Ok, I'm not a poetry person.  I remember swooning to a couple of sonnets in high school, but I don't have the inclination to go looking for them now.

Then I thought, I really liked that I Sing the Body Electric song that they sang at the end of the movie Fame.

Guess what?  The only thing that song has in common with Walt Whitman's poem is the title.  Have you read that particular part of Leaves of Grass?  That dude is kinda pervy.  I like it.  But I like the song better (no talk of bowels).



I sing the body electric
I celebrate the me yet to come
I toast to my own reunion
When I become one with the sun

And I'll look back on Venus
I'll look back on Mars
And I'll burn with the fire of ten million stars
And in time
And in time
We will all be stars

I sing the body electric
I glory in the glow of rebirth
Creating my own tomorrow
When I shall embody the earth

And I'll serenade Venus
I'll serenade Mars
And I'll burn with the fire of ten million stars
And in time
And in time
We will all be stars

We are the emperors now
And we are the czars
And in time
And in time
We will all be stars

4 comments:

Beth said...[Reply to comment]

And you, my dear, will burn brightly!

Aunt Buckethead said...[Reply to comment]

Hey, did you know that you can sing all the Emily Dickinson sonnets to the tune of the "Yellow Rose of Texas"?
Ever'body now: BEEE-cause I did not stop for death, it surely stopped for meeeeee!

Yeah. get THAT out yo' head now.

Aunt Buckethead said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, and shouldn't you have some erudite link to Walt Whitman?
Whevs.

Chryifiwant2 said...[Reply to comment]

There's your link, Buckethead.