Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – “Oldies but Goodies, No Matter the Age” (posted by Lillian)
So here’s the prompt for today’s Poetics. Look here or on another web site of your choosing, and find the top songs from the year you were born. OR – I’ll give you some leeway here, from the years you were 5, 6, 7, 8. 9. or 10 years old. Pick one and somehow, weave the words from the title into your poem. They can be used in one fell swoop, like He whispered love me tender in his sleep . . . OR you can place the title in different lines within your poem, BUT, they must appear in order….as in He spoke of love to me and I was enamored with his words, tender and soft spoken.
At the end of your poem, BE SURE TO MENTION in a bit of an explanation, what the song title is and the year it was Number 1 on the Billboard or Hit Parade. No need to give away your age…but the song title must be from either the year you were born, or from a year you were 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 years old. Have fun with this one!
Transistor radio held close
to her ear brought bliss in a song
of love that began, “You don’t remember
me, but I remember you.” Tears pooled
in her eyes, that could not be
disguised when watching a live
performance on television. Her heart
was torn to shreds. Little Anthony,
down on his knees as if a pillow
were under his tears. The Imperials,
with all the drama they could muster,
covered him with a velvet cloak. Never
failed to choke her up. Maybe this
was a first in video ideas. Hear, hear!
Little Anthony and the Imperials’ “Tears
on My Pillow” was on Billboard’s
chart of hits in 1957