FIVE FOR WRITING - PART 1: Nick Bruno over at They Shoot Poets, Don't They tagged me for a meme that's right up my alley: Pick five songs that represent my poetic sensibilities. Since much of my inspiration comes from films and music, this meme was a pleasure. Rather than throw all five up at once, I'm doing this meme on the installment plan -- two today, two tomorrow and the final one on Monday along with who I'm tagging to keep the meme going.

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill


The live version from The Secret Policeman's Ball with David Gilmour on backing vocals and guitar. I'm still hoping to write anything that approaches the intensity and emotion of the lyrics to this song.


Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks - Dreams



Stevie Nicks is one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. All the songs begin as poems in her notebooks. I mean, seriously, I can think of only a handful of poets who have ever come close to achieving anything as brilliant as the lyrics to Dreams.

Like a heartbeat, drives you mad...
In the stillness of remembering what you had...
And what you lost...

Comments

Nick said…
I'm not a hard core Kate Bush fan (although I really like your choice here) but I have really been into Stevie Nicks since I heard Rumours .
Collin said…
Kate and Stevie are my go to girls when I need inspiration. Tomorrow, it's the boys.
Lisa Allender said…
In the I'm-embarrased-to-tell-you department, Stevie Nicks was the first woman I found SEXY with a big "X"!!
Of course her writing is stellar, but I fell in love with her big eyes, and big, full(late 1970's/early 1980's), streaked hair. Ah, youth!
Pris said…
Two great choices, Collin! I've been a Fleetwood Mac fan since the seventies and you picked one of my favorites.

I barged into this party since it looked like so much fun after reading it on first Sam's blog, then Nick's. I have my first one up today.
Anonymous said…
No surprise these are your first choices.

GAV
JimK said…
Hey, those tunes are from my
college soundtrack. At least,
the ones I wanted to hear...

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