I’ve been on a real Radiohead kick the past few years, and I was excited that both of my sisters are Radiohead fans as well! This is one group I have yet to see in concert, but I’m keeping my eye out for their next tour. 😉
I think Thom Yorke is one of the most brilliant lyricists and singers. His voice is ethereal, haunting, and sends chills down my spine. I particularly love this song, “Sail to the Moon,” which Thom wrote for his son. It makes me think of my beloved Tommy, especially during Tommy’s battle with lymphoma, which fatefully claimed him. I would sing the lyrics to this song to Tommy, and pray he was going to be okay.
Somehow as I was listening to this song, it inspired this poem. I don’t know why but it just came to me, starting with the phrase “lines in the sand” and it just sort of morphed into this. I love when that happens! Thank you, Thom Yorke, for your constant inspiration!
Blogophilia Week 23.7 Topic: Unrelenting Spirit Bonus Points: (Hard, 2 points) Incorporate a Mary Poppins quote or line (such as “a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down”) (Easy, 1 point) Include two types of yellow birds in blog (goldfinch, meadowlark)
Mary Poppins quote used: “Stay awake, don’t close your eyes.”
SECRET BONUS POINT GUESSES:
1. Angel in white (blog)
2. dark and light of day (blog)
3. Send me an angel
4. It’s a nice day for a white wedding! (Billy Idol ☺)
5. The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
6. Behold the desert rose
7. Gypsies tramps and thieves
8. Alien goddess bride
9. Mars – destination wedding!
10. Desperation and destruction in Death valley
11. Found the runaway bride on Mars!
12. Whiter shade of pale
13. Operation Desert Storm
14. Eve of Destruction
15. Dry your tears
16. Cracked Earth
17. Mother Nature is pissed!
18. Don’t cry for me, Argentina…
19. When the oceans die
20. Don’t tell me little white lies