Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Silence
Greetings, Poets United Friends!
For me Simon and Garfunkel music never gets old. Actually it was "The Sound of Silence" that helped the duo become famous in 1964. Truly I think it is a timeless song, with a message than can speak to us today as well as it did back in 1964. It is depthful, meaningful, a song to get lost in. I also realize that some who are participating in Midweek Motif weren't even born then, but somehow I would find it hard to believe that there would be anyone who had never heard this classic song somewhere. But if you are one who never heard it before, you ARE in for a treat, I think.
So what is your prompt?
1. Listen to the song....REALLY listen to it, and then write anything that is brought to mind by the words.
2. Take a look at the lyrics here: Sound of Silence lyrics. Choose a phrase or sentence from the lyrics and use that as part of your poem. As I look at the words, there are many phrases which could launch a poem, I think!!
3. Write about silence in any way. Do you enjoy silence? When is life silent? Where do you find silence? Etc.
Next week's Midweek Motif is "The Joy of Poetry" with Sherry prompting!