Time to post the results of our first theme Stirred, poetry and music. The task was:
This month in honour of musical theme we would like you to utilise the following lyrics from Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love in a short poem
”Take my shoes off
and throw them in the lake”
The winning entry of (S)HeMan DVD,
Take off that lake,
and throw it in your shoes,
we are 95% water.
Which was submitted by our accordian playing guest Martin Christie. He did a beautiful set incorporating Jo Shapcott’s Of Mutability, and Rachael Boast. Youtube video of his set will be posted soon.
Winner of the spoon was a new Stirred member Kate Adams:
The lake sings
take your shoes off
and spin circles in the grass
throw shapes in the sky.
Anonymous response, quite fairytale like and cinematic:
Frozen and elf like she sits by Loch Doil.
Hands drip and eyes glaze at the sun as it creeps across
pine trees, breaking beaten and torn in this light
as she draws her hair back over her shoulders
and breathes a sharp icicle breath.
Charmain’s poignant slightly sinister response:
Make a quick move
towards the lake
throw together meeting
you seduce me taking
me away, carrying
my shoes; my heels
Dermot’s very mournful, serious response! With a slight twist at the end Dermot-style.
When the stove is ablaze
in fires at midnight
lights flicker through the room
take my shoes off
and walk slipper-shod
to the soft torn fabric
couch in the base floorboards
Take my mind
take my cares
take my inability to be at peace
never to feel at home at home
only to be at peace in the public house.
Turning to see my slipper-shod footprints
in the sand
and those of three others
that walked beside me
a voice from nowhere says
you did not travel alone
your loneliness, despair and sadness
would never leave you alone
even though you walked to the end of existence
and neither will the drink
take your mind
take your cares
and throw them in the lake
There was also a poem written by Dada Janet, another new Stirrer, which was an inspired rant off the back of those two lines that she open miced.
Thanks for your responses everyone, and welcome to all the new Stirred peeps. Next month’s Stirred will be art-themed, 2nd April.