Thursday, October 20, 2016

Kerry Says ~ It's Blowing in the Wind

On Thursday, October 13, Bob Dylan became the first song-writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’ Dylan is the only artist to have won a Grammy, Golden Globe, Pulitzer, Polar, Oscar and the Nobel Prize.

'Don't Look Back', Bob Dylan, 1967, Everett/Rex, Shutterstock

For more than six decades he has remained a mythical force in music, his gravelly voice and poetic lyrics musing over war, heartbreak, betrayal, death and moral faithlessness in songs that brought beauty to life’s greatest tragedies. Read more HERE.

Blowin' in the Wind

Bob Dylan, 1962

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Our Challenge today is to select a line or lines from the work of Bob Dylan, and use it as the spring-board for a poem. The words themselves do not have to be included in the body of the poem, but merely as a reference, but I leave the creative decision-making up to each writer. 
For the remainder of the words to Blowin' in the Wind and the lyrics to other songs, click HERE.

The following clip features a 'Top Ten' of Dylan's songs.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Is there something
I can send you
from across the sea?

Welcome to the Tuesday Platform, the weekly open stage for sharing poems in the Imaginary Garden. Please link up a poem, old or new, and visit the offerings of our fellow writers. 

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