Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I WON'T DANCE

It's Poetics Tuesday at dVerse, and Lillian has challenged us to choose a top song from our birth year and weave it into our poem.   WOW!  I hit a bonanza.  There were so many good ones, I just chose to use them all (they're highlighted).   Now, everyone hurry to find the year!
Submitted April 11, 2017




I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter to remind me
it was just one of those things.  Just because I get a kick out of you,
I convinced myself you’re the top, and you are my lucky star;
but dancing cheek to cheek under the blue moon to the lullaby of Broadway
warped my senses, so don’t be comin’ around any more.  I won’t dance. 

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11 comments:

  1. Such lovely songs they were, I recall my parents playing these songs ~ My favorite is blue moon Bev ~ Good response Bev ~

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  2. I remember the one about writing myself a letter. I still don't quite understand why someone would want to do something like that, but the song is very nice.

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  3. Oh I know these: I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
    it was just one of those things
    I get a kick out of you
    You're the top (you're the Mona Lisa)
    You are my lucky star
    Blue Moon
    Lullaby of Broadway (my favorite)
    I won't dance, can't make me. I won't dance....

    I can hear them all in my head. NICELY done! I'll look up the year but why tell an age here??? :)
    So GLAD you posted! Very very fun one to read and hear in my head! Quite the medley.

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  4. Blue Moon I know but the rest i'm gonna have to go look for ;)

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  5. I won't dance...love this song and you are my lucky star. I often sing that to my husband at night in lieu of a bedroom story, LOL. This was a delight to read.

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  6. I love all these songs, Bev. I used to dance on the lino with my grandfather, who could croon like Bing Crosby and thought he could dance like Fred Astaire. Lovely memories - thank you!

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  7. Wowee! You've got lots of great oldies there. I like the way you transition from one to the next. Those are oldies but goodies.

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  8. Loved your poem and the way you weaved the song titles throughout. I've heard some of these songs. One time I apparently sang parts of Blue Moon in my sleep.

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  9. Good idea to include them all, so wonderful to hear these songs again. I admit they were a bit before me but not by much ;)

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