Friday, June 14, 2013

Feature and Follow #4

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 I love this blog hop - Week 4 for me! Here is the question of the day:

Q: Q: Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.

Ok, so with limited time I just didn't have the time to create a poem from my books. So, instead I decided I would share my favorite poem and talk a little about why. When I tell you what I have chosen you may say, 'But, that's not a poem, it's a song'. But, the lyrics of this songwriter have actually been taught in College English course across the country, and if you read some of them you will know why.  Sure, he may not have the best voice, but the messages in his songs certainly make you forget that.  And it was hard to pick a favorite to use today, but I chose...The Times They Are-A Changin' by Bob Dylan.  I have included the lyrics, and as hard as it was to pick, this is the one that came to me today.

 Come gather 'round people 
Wherever you roam 
And admit that the waters 
Around you have grown 
And accept it that soon 
You'll be drenched to the bone 
If your time to you 
Is worth savin' 
Then you better start swimmin' 
Or you'll sink like a stone 
For the times they are a-changin'. 

Come writers and critics 
Who prophesize with your pen 
And keep your eyes wide 
The chance won't come again 
And don't speak too soon 
For the wheel's still in spin 
And there's no tellin' who 
That it's namin' 
For the loser now 
Will be later to win 
For the times they are a-changin'. 

Come senators, congressmen 
Please heed the call 
Don't stand in the doorway 
Don't block up the hall 
For he that gets hurt 
Will be he who has stalled 
There's a battle outside 
And it is ragin' 
It'll soon shake your windows 
And rattle your walls 
For the times they are a-changin'. 

Come mothers and fathers 
Throughout the land 
And don't criticize 
What you can't understand 
Your sons and your daughters 
Are beyond your command 
Your old road is 
Rapidly agin' 
Please get out of the new one 
If you can't lend your hand 
For the times they are a-changin'. 

The line it is drawn 
The curse it is cast 
The slow one now 
Will later be fast 
As the present now 
Will later be past 
The order is 
Rapidly fadin' 
And the first one now 
Will later be last 
For the times they are a-changin'.

You can listen to it below:

11 comments:

  1. This is nice poem :) Have a magical weekend!
    New follower!
    Here's my FF: Maria@Maria's Bookshelf

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  2. Lovely song! New follower on bloglovin!

    My FF:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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  3. Wow. This is actually really amazing. It flows really well as a song and the meaning behind the words is evident. Great choice for a poem! You can go laugh at my bad spine poetry on my blog, which is here: http://everyone-deserves-tea.blogspot.sg/2013/06/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

    :D

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  4. Songs are poems, so that is good! I'm a new GFC and Bloglovin follower.
    Check out my FF

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  5. bob dylan is amazin! I love your pick this week!

    new follower!

    Here's My FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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  6. A song is a fun choice - I think that counts! I'm a new follower via BlogLovin'!

    You can find my poem here.

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  7. Well, songs are poems too and this song's a good one. :) New follower via Bloglovin!

    Feature and Follow Friday

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  8. Songs are really like poetry. Great song choice :)

    New Blovglovin' follower :)
    My FF

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  9. Love Dylan :) New follower via GFC and bloglovin.

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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  10. Hi I'm new to blogging and following thru from Parajunkie's follow friday.

    You can follow me back at "SnowRavyn's Reviews"

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