Monday, September 14, 2009

Seemed like a good idea at the time


Was really looking forward to TFE's challenge this week, take a favourite piece of music, get all inspired, and write a poem.
I chose "No one knows" by Queens of the Stone Age - probably my most favourite song ever, one that I'm having mixed feelings about lately since I chose it as theme tune for the radio show, and it now induces nervous sweats and feelings of fear in me instead of the old euphoria. Anyway - maybe that's partly why the poem that emerged is so miserable. Hope you enjoy. It is Monday after all.

15 comments:

Drama Queen said...

Don't know how you do it so well and so often Various!
As usual I took the wrong cue from the 'rules' - no matter.

Niamh B said...

What you did was uplifting, happy and inspiring! You know what they say about rules anyway.

Rachel Fox said...

Great ending! Proper twist. Clever.
x

Titus said...

Niamh, I don't know the song but I'll rectify that.
I like the build to the last two lines, and then the last two lines are superb. I love the double negative, and like Rachel, the twist.
Really enjoyed this.

Domestic Oub said...

Great stuff Niamh!

Lily Sheehan said...

I dont always understand poetry but I really like this. I also really like that that song too!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Rachel
Thanks Titus - the song is well worth checking out
Thanks DO, listening to yours now.
Thanks Lily - me too! on both counts, (although I probably can't say me too when you've just said you also like the song - it's like saying me too too!)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Nice one Mrs Niamh, good poems often seem like you've read them before somewhere.This has that feel. Must check out that song.Tanxio grande for joining in.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Doh! Soon as I heard the opening guitar riff, I remembered it.We have 2fm at the old folks home.

beedlemama said...

Really like that Niamh!

Niamh B said...

Thanks TFE - know what you mean, it kind of resonates with previous experience and emotions so that you feel - I've read this before. But of course you haven't - it's just my own genius! Great insight. Tks to you for the challenge.
Thanks BM, kind of you to say so!

NanU said...

Interesting! I don't know the song at all, so I'm coming at the poem all naive. I like the way it's so open and vague, and then in the last line gets hyper-specific with 'you'.

Niamh B said...

Thanks Nanu! As I've said there earlier - deffo check out the song, you'll prob be surprised cos it's such a happy bouncy tune!

the watercats said...

aww.. man!.. really like the down-ness of this poem... It's suiting my current mindstateof, lol. I love the ending, (not because it stops.. because of the way it stops). Congrats on your reception the other night by the way, wish we lived nearer to Dublin, sounds like there's lots going on.. have a good-un :-D

Niamh B said...

Tks Watercats, there is tons going on here, a little too much sometimes, no matter what you're doing, you're always missing tons and tons of other cool stuff, unless you get up in the middle of the night and do something cool. Might try that sometime. 4am poetry session anyone?