A December Poetry Playlist
December at Tweetspeak Poetry!
It’s our hope that this playlist will give you a bit of an inspirational soundtrack, maybe spark the working out of some good poetry. When I set out to do a holiday haiku playlist, I thought, “Great . . . how many seventeen-syllable songs could there be out there?”
Turns out, not many.
So as a bit of a compromise, I’ve composed a list of my all-time favorite holiday songs. The old standbys are there to give you a bit of a touchstone–Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland. There are some tunes that might be new, though, might stretch you a bit—The Shins, The Polyphonic Spree, Andrew Byrd. Give a listen and see what holiday creativity they might spark.
Enjoy the playlist, and have a happy December!
Writing Prompt: Do you remember how to write a haiku—that ancient Japanese poetic style? A haiku is composed of seventeen syllables, usually divided in sections of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.
Join us in writing holiday haiku. Give it a try. Listen to the Tweetspeak Holiday playlist, and scratch a haiku in the comments below.
And remember, he knows if you’ve been bad or haiku, so be haiku for goodness sake.