Saturday, April 2, 2016

npm poetry-music match-up #2

from The Alchemist's Kitchen 

For National Poetry Month, inspired by Tabatha Yeatts' "Poem-Song Match-Up" project, I'm posting daily Poetry-Music Match-Ups. Yesterday's date was not just momentous as the first day of National Poetry Month, but as the first day of my first-born's life!  Perhaps my little April Fool, mon Poisson d'Avril, would enjoy today's Poetry-Music Match-Up (PMMU), selected by Tabatha's own father, Harry W. Yeatts, Jr.  As her mother, I have certainly loved Daisy's many "moments of glad grace".

When You Are Old | William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

 Here's a video reading of the poem that brings out a mournful tone of loss in this poem about age.

Mr. Yeatts's musical match is a classic, and brings a more optimistic bounce to the theme.

Thank you, Mr. Yeatts, for this birthday-appropriate Match-Up!


It's time now also to hail Irene Latham of Live Your Poem for hosting a NPM tradition, the Progressive Poem!  (Click here for an explanation of how this collaborative venture works.)  The poem started yesterday with Laura Purdie Salas at Writing the World for Kids, continues today with Joy Acey at Poetry for Kids Joy, and then continues to make the rounds until I add my line on April 28th.  It will conclude on the 30th--always a surprise to see how the crowd-sourced poem turns out!  Here's the complete list of contributors:

2  Joy at Joy Acey
3  Doraine at Dori Reads
4  Diane at Random Noodling
5  Penny at A Penny and Her Jots
6  Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink
8  Janet F. at Live Your Poem
9  Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
10  Pat at Writer on a Horse
11  Buffy at Buffy's Blog
12  Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
13  Linda at TeacherDance
14  Jone at Deo Writer
15  Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
16  Violet at Violet Nesdoly
17  Kim at Flukeprints
18  Irene at Live Your Poem
19  Charles at Charles Waters Poetry
21  Jan at Bookseedstudio
23  Ramona at Pleasures from the Page
24  Amy at The Poem Farm
25  Mark at Jackett Writes
26  Renee at No Water River
27  Mary Lee at Poetrepository
29  Sheila at Sheila Renfro
30  Donna at Mainely Write

Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to Daisy! Thanks for sharing Pop's fun match :-)


Thanks for joining in the wild rumpus!