Doors and passageways poems and playlist. What better way to get you started on new journeys?
Yes, that means we had to include the band Journey on our Doors & Passageways playlist. And The Doors, of course. Don’t ask where the phoenix came from; somebody thought it somehow loosely fit in with the idea of passageways.
What you might notice most about the playlist is how it works in extremes. That was an interesting surprise for the playlist creators. Somehow the very idea of a door or a passage conjures up music that is bold in either one direction or the other (very soft, or very dramatic—we spared you the absolute hardest rock, in case you are not that… extreme).
Now we’re wondering about these extremes: Maybe that’s how it works with doors? You’re either on one side or the other?
Listen to our new Doors & Passageways playlist, then write a doors or passageways poem, including a line of the lyrics if you like. Will you work in extremes? Maybe make your poem very soft or very loud? (How would you do that? Explore.)
Thanks to our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a recent poem we enjoyed from Glynn…
darkness, she watches
in his seat
captain’s hat perched
bathed in light
he turns and sees her,
places his palm
on the window for her
to fit her palm against
as the train begins
its first lurch
Photo by Katie@!, 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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