Tuesday, April 11, 2017


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. 



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

  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.

  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.

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

  5. So I don't stand a chance?

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ;)