Weaver's Starry Bus (great name for a band that... )
Last week the moon... this week a starry prompt for the Poetry Bus from the Weaver of Grass. Being a bit busy with family Xmas stuff just now I thought I might just recycle something for this... but then this morning I thought I'd have a go at a star sonnet (yes, I'm still reading the new Don Paterson Shakespeare's Sonnets Book... well, just finished it actually... report on that next week... expect huge generalisations... up now - here). And what do you know... I sat down to write this morning and lo, a sonnet appeared. So here is my sort of Xmassy, sort of starry sonnet (and I had to get the word 'eyes' into it... Shakespeare uses it in practically every one of those dratted sonnets). Now I'm off to wash some socks or something...
I'd love to look above and see a star One spark of bright to help me find my way The thought that light can guide us from afar That is a hope that shines for some each day But others of us look up to the skies When times are hard, when nights are long and cold We see not one but myriad shining eyes Each one a shepherd to a different fold We cannot make a choice, we want them all We want to see each road, each glint and glow And though some roads lead only to a fall The only way to learn that is to go We take the paths we take, it is alright When we have one another kept in sight
A song you say? A starry one? Maybe this from the 1980s...
Although (no surprise) I really prefer this one from the 1970s...
p.s. 'Books I've read this year' post back here (oh, and I've added one I'd missed first time round...).
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.