From the C train in NYC, a Poetry in Motion poster snapped by my friend Jenn Sawin:
I found this, brand new to me, to go with it.
"Cold Water" by Damien Rice, 2002
I'll be honest, though--the feel of this song doesn't quite match with the "cold water" of Shange's poem, which I read as sudden, shocking and refreshing. The music kind of creeps up on you in a less pleasant, maybe even insidious way.
Ways to match-up poetry and music--take your pick and send it to me!
· your own poem with music that you've realized goes with it,· your own music with a poem that goes with it,· someone else's poem with someone else's music to match,· song lyrics that you find particularly poetic,· poems written AS song lyrics· poems inspired by songs,· songs written about poems,· poems written about songs,· favorite nursery rhymes (which often have tunes),· and any other poetry-music combinations that make sense to you.