Rock music happens on stages, in cars, down in the finished basement. Our experiences of music are often intricately tied to the places where we heard it. Hearing a song can “take us back, ” for better or worse.
Poetry Prompt: Pick a place where you listened to rock music. Recreate that place for us in your poem. Bring it forward in time by going back and finding the pieces—sights, smells, textures, and of course that rock music which ties it all together.
Want to see a sample rock-in-place poem? This one has an invisibility cloak.
Thanks to our participants in the Blue Suede Shoes poetry prompt. Here’s one we enjoyed:
Traffic in July
steam of summer
sizzled on concrete
sun kissed skin
sweat slicked hair
through open windows
bare feet tapping
rock jazz fusion
low spark of high
never too hot
to be cool
Photo by +usya+. Creative Commons, via Flickr.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!
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