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Musical Monday Poetry Prompt

We’re trying a little experiment, listen to the two-minute musical clip below then write a poem about it. Consider this the audio equivalent of our monthly visual prompts. Post your poem in the comments below or at least tell me if you’d like more of these.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


19 thoughts on “Musical Monday Poetry Prompt

  1. I couldn’t fit what I visualised into a poem format. I did a piece of short writing / prose instead. It’s too long to paste here.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | February 28, 2022, 4:40 PM
  2. The Hearing Carnival

    Musicality is a gene,
    some are born to hear
    with an inner ear.

    Connections are the thing
    neurons fire differently
    when we sing,
    the mind lights up,

    Fires in rhythm, strings
    sounds together in streams
    a meaning under words.

    The high pitched
    melody of wind in trees
    at morning in the lifting light
    the composed Eden gilding sight

    Creatures rustic, unlike man
    who deep inside his cognate brain
    remembers vast savannas,
    the beast populated plain.

    The mind loves best
    what it partly understands
    a recognition, a beckoning,
    a mystery of the left hand.

    This way beauty, and what
    we did not perceive before,
    the music we hear
    opens us like a door.

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by ts19page | February 28, 2022, 9:50 AM
  3. I enjoyed the music prompt


    Posted by Lisa Tomey | February 28, 2022, 8:15 AM
  4. Interruptions

    I have this great plan
    my list is made and checked
    I sit at my desk with coffee and pen
    thoughts start to form as I create

    I need this, mom
    honey, where is my
    trickle through my mind
    fill this form
    pay this bill
    do my taxes
    take this pill

    I just want to write
    bid it all to wait
    don’t need a full plate

    I have this great plan
    my list is made and checked
    I sit at my desk with coffee and pen
    thoughts return to tasks at hand

    I am in power of my plan

    Liked by 5 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | February 28, 2022, 8:08 AM

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