Young and Older Lovers

Written for:  Miz Quickly, September

How about a little mash-play this weekend?


You’ll need two source texts. I’m suggesting you use the verses of two songs, one with an elevated or spiritual tone and the other–not. Join them by alternating phrases or words or entire lines, or any combination. You can constrain yourself to keep the order as in the sources or allow yourself all manner of fast-and-loose behavior. Play it as it lays, or revise revise.

Let us know your sources, and if you feel like it, a little of your process.

Autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
wouldn’t it be nice to live together?
It’s just a waiting game,
from May to September.
In these few precious days,
I wish that every kiss was never ending
in these golden days, I say,
we could be married, or keep pretending.

(I used words from September, by Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown,
mixed in with Wouldn’t It Be Nice, by the Beach Boys)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
This entry was posted in Purple's Home and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Young and Older Lovers

  1. I love this “May to September” poem


  2. Jules says:

    Short, simple and very sweet. I like it!
    I finally posted mine. Dueling Duo


Comments are closed.