Monday, 19 April 2010

Motorway Ode

So here goes... A running jump for the platform as the driver pulls away... Made it!


More Poetry Bus poetry can be found at this week's host,Pure Fiction.

I don't usually have my Deezer playlist set to autoplay, but I have today. I have been reminding myself how much I used to like Gong - and still do. My mates at school had the albums - I didn't. I just listened to theirs in those days. Now there's loads of Gong on Deezer I've no excuse. I should listen to them more. And I decided that the opening of their Fohat Digs Hole in Space just sort of fitted with the way I felt about this poem today. Maybe not tomorrow...

16 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Curious poem, Dominic.I likes it!

Deezer here in Ireland has 90% of the songs I like blocked. Meh!

Peter Goulding said...

Once again, Dominic, you've lost me! The face I presume is Jesus in a church, though where the motorway and the software come in, I'm not sure.
Is Gong that psychedelic type band from the 70s? I had a mate big into them, or was it King Crimson?

Poetikat said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the psychedelic light at the top of an ambulance, or a police car?
It's the "limited software" line that strike me. Are we talking head injury?

On the music in the bottom corner, is it Fohat, or Foghat?

Kat

Dominic Rivron said...

TFE: Thank you. Annoying, this Deezer business. You can listen to Fohat Digs Hole in Space at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk1jsxcXWqE

PG: Jesus? I'd not thought of that. Motorway: I've started to write a series of Motorway Odes while travelling down the motorway. This is one such. Gong: yes. There's loads of their tracks on Deezer.

Poetikat: Re psychedelic light: not on the top of a vehicle. Thinking of different colours falling through the stained glass. Not head injury: I was thinking that our software is limited in its undamaged form.

Fohat, not Foghat. Fohat is a Tibetan term for the energic or motion aspect of the Supreme Spirit. I didn't know that myself until I just looked it up - and it makes the title very appropriate to what I was feeling about the music. It's always interesting when things like that happen.

Niamh B said...

As usual - intriguing and deep, glad others got in with the questions so I could surf in and enjoy the answers. Nice one

Pure Fiction said...

Glad you made this week's bus - I'm with Niamh - this is intriguing, a little abstract, and more than a little puzzling - But I like it!

Domestic Oub said...

This is one of those poems I don't understand but still like!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hmmm. Incidentally the word verification is satieanco. Don't think that is Satie's kind of music.

Titus said...

Loved the poem - amen to all the above - but it really hit me hard, particularly those last two lines.

Very excited to find someone else who remembers Gong. I adored them!
Now just got to find out what Deezer is. I know Weezer...

Rachel Fenton said...

Flippin hick - I've walked into the lavs and all the seniors are smoking (and talking about stuff I do not know)...I'll be shuffling off, no need to flush my head....

Dominic Rivron said...

NiamhB: Pleased you're intrigued.

PureFiction & DomesticOub: Pleased you like it.

WG: Satie & Co would be a good name for a band.

Titus: Thanks. If you're checking out Deezer there's loads of Gong and Daevid Allen too.

Rachel Fenton: lol! If I were to have a competition for the funniest comment left on my blog, this would have to be one of the main contenders!

Lyn said...

This is like a jog back to the psychedelic '70's, and then back to our tech world..no comfort here..is the fall really over?..I like this "thinking" poem.

Argent said...

Like the limited software line - mine is certainly that. Interesting succession of ideas though, the stained glass bit really conjured up some good visuals for me.

patteran said...

Great little poem and very good to hear Gong again. Not surprising that they proliferate on Deezer: they were once pretty much France's only credible export!

TechnoBabe said...

I see you have two other blogs of music. My hubby is a musician too.
You write poetry too. Interesting poetry.

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everyone.