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Getting Horizontal
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:44:07 AM »
Getting Horizontal

I've just spent an hour on my floor.
No, I didn't fall.
No my back doesn't hurt.

A sudden impulse to get horizontal,
listening to old music
without the distraction of videos.

I set up a play list,
then flopped out on the carpet.

Mama Cass and her cohort
took me to Creeque Alley,
and I shared Summer In The City
with John Sebastian's Spoonful.

The Moody Blues, somewhat dramatically,
asked me The Question.
then lounged around in White Satin.

Procul Harum slowly wound on,
about a Whiter Shade of Pale.

Leonard Cohen growled hypnotically
about some bird called Suzanne,
who lived by a river.

The Byrds were Eight Miles High,
and I still don't know what it meant.

No red or black candle,
flickering in the wax encrusted neck
of an old round-bodied wine bottle.

No twirly Hippy thing, hanging above,
swirling in the convection currents..

Must have slowed my pulse way down,
forty per minute or less.
A leisurely wander down memory lane.

Bit of a bugger getting back up again though ;-)

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Re: Getting Horizontal
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 10:05:05 AM »
Nice one.

I love Creeque Alley.  8)
If you like Bob the Alien he gets a good run out in my NaPoWriMo 2018. Download pdf here: http://www.scribblers-ring.co.uk/downloads/napowrimo_mhh_201804.pdf

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Re: Getting Horizontal
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 10:14:43 AM »
It's one of those tunes which gives a snapshot of a whole era.  With an almost casual throwaway delivery.