Sunday, July 15, 2012

Youtube as writing prompt (acoustic Metric)

Feng Shui Encore

The room was chosen for its acoustics
but watching her voice
tussle with his guitar

made me listen to the bare
hardwood floor, uncluttered
by practical furniture. The resonant 
sound of rectangular windows
lacking curtains to shield
sunlight or voyeurs.

I hear that empty space
and it reminds me
of everything.

I decided that if I was going to succumb to losing an obscene amount of time,
checking out youtube clips like this one of Jimmy Shaw and Emily Haines 
from the Canadian band Metric playing "Twilight Galaxy"
I might as well try to squeeze something productive out of it.


  1. Pity us poets. We can't just wander, we must create something from our wandering. : )

  2. Otherwise, you start to feel guilty for letting anything slip by, without getting processed.

  3. Ah, such loveliness!! Beautiful song. I can see why you were inspired.

  4. She writes some insidiously catchy hooks.
    Makes my drive to and from work
    almost tolerable.