Monthly Archives: February 2014

on my extracts

I’ve explained before, but as the extracts have attracted an unexpected number of new followers, it bears repeating. The numbered extracts I’ve been posting are pages of a rough draft I’ve written in composing my novel. They are not poems, … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 470 – work in progress

470 “That was great,” I told Jerry Most lyrics include rhymes I don’t expect to understand anything The first time through “No, no, definitely not” “Really, it was beautiful” “Not a bit. I messed up right after the bridge” “I … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 467 – work in progress

467 And if it expires, pray help from above But he doesn’t recognize his own face Leave the driving to us, it’s the real thing A place they will never find Pardon the way that I stare Everything you do … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 459 – work in progress

459 For some, the lyrics are just a mush Of words like sounds, extended vowels The drone of meaningless melismas A cockered side ride groaning Pursuing the ecstasy of moans The lit and sweating concert sung lowly The ego of … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 458 – work in progress

458 Reach for the stars in the skies Strange days have tracked us down Sometimes a song’s lyrics completely Capture the yearnings we find within Even in terrible silly stupid songs Truth can lurk and grab our hearts Captured in … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 457 – work in progress

457 I don’t sell myself to lovely ladies for mere money Supple as a leopard, you clung to your lover For some, for me particularly, the lyrics Are the most important element in any song More crucial than melody, than … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 456 – work in progress

456 Every room, every gathering, every moment Chemistry describes the unpredictable Volatile, uncertain catalyzed reactions Wailing the blues lays down the sadness The hardness, unfairness laced in humor The Welshman’s complaining game Played out in three minor chords And fingers … Continue reading

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