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Poetry Friday: Reach for Me

Today I planned to share some actual poetry from a book and everything, but I've been set upon by a terrible cold that's sapping my concentration. I started feeling unwell on Tuesday, and am pretty annoyed that the worst of it has been yesterday and today. Last night I was so sick I dreamed I was sick. It was like Inception for the hapless.

So you're getting another song as poetry and another Smash song. The poetry of this one isn't solid - lots of repeats in the song - but the few lines are haunting, especially in the music. Even better is the video of the pop diva with some beautiful ribbon dancing.
Tonight when the bright stars
are burning high over Manhattan,
All washed out in neon
And hidden from view.
But when the power goes out
and you look up from Brooklyn,
Will you reach for me
Reaching out for you...



Sorry about the cut to the show's storyline at 2:24, but if you stick it through you'll see some daring moves. TeenReader has given her endorsement to this as one of the hip songs that I share to illuminate those among you not so blessed with teen music knowledge.

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Laura Salas. Stop by there to enjoy the best from around the web.

5 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

Don't know about you, but I am ready to be done with this school year and move on to another one. Not that it will be better, but it won't be this year.

Mary Lee said...

Thank you, TeenReader, for helping me with my (nonexistent) hipness.

laurasalas said...

Love the idea of the star speaking/singing down...

John Lepsky said...

Good post. Especialy poem. I like it. It was interesting to read it. Great thank's author for sharing…

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Anonymous said...

May I add that the song was written by Andrew McMahon?