Sunday, March 28, 2010

Poetry Train Monday - 145 - Make Me / Take This Tune - 1

For today's Poetry Train Monday, I'm taking a prompt from the Take This Tune meme, which posts on Friday's for a Monday meme. Take This Tune is hosted by Jamie from Durward Discussion and Fairweather from Fairweather's Red Mud Inn.

Here are the Take This Tune guidelines:

A video will be posted each Friday as a theme. Write anything you like based upon that video, the lyrics, or just a story that in some way ties in with the idea. You may use a written piece, photography, or poetry. Post your contribution on your blog the following Monday (the official day, but everybody cheats with any day of the following week) and link back here so that others can read what you have created. Have fun.

This week's prompt is Red Staggerwing by Mark Knopfler. Here are the lyrics I'm using for my prompt:

If I was a Fender guitar
A Fender painted red
You could play me, darlin'
Until your fingers bled

If I was one of them Gibsons
Like a '58 or '9
You could plug me in
And play me anytime

- Mark Knopfler

And now, my poem for both memes:

Make Me

No woman ever held me
The way I hold my guitar
No woman's curves fit into mine
The way my Dobro sighs

If only you could hold me
Coax the sighs from me like that
There's a song inside me yearning
For the right fingers
For the right pressure on my neck

Pick me up
Strum me
Coax me
Make me sigh
Make me sing

- Julia Smith, Mar. 28, 2010

Ms Snarky Pants says Very nice. What a gorgeous guitar!

Thomma Lyn Grindstaff says I like your poem - rhythmic and evocative! :)

Jamie says You captured both the music and the erotic content of the song. Thank you for joining in.


Ms Snarky Pants said...

Very nice. What a gorgeous guitar!

Travis said...


These two features really go together very well. I'm glad you decided to play this week!

Thomma Lyn said...

I like your poem -- rhythmic and evocative! :)

Jamie said...

That was wonderful. You captured both the music and the erotic content of the sont. Thank you for joinging in.

Stan Ski said...

It's all about knowing the right chords.

Andy Sewina said...

Sing with the strings! what an invitation!!

gautami tripathy said...

What a poem! I enjoyed it.


Daimler Gunrow said...

Very nice poem.

Guitars, I think because they are such personal and up-close instruments, do take on a very human the way a dreadnought vibrates against your chest, or the sadness you feel when a string breaks, like a friend pulling a muscle.

And Knopfler: what a player :)

Jennie Marsland said...

Well done, Julia!