Poetry challenge #14: Take a favourite line

This week, since it’s what I’ve been playing around with, I’m throwing the challenge out to choose a favourite line, of a song, a poem, a play or a novel, and let it inspire you. You can change it, transform it or reproduce it in any poetic form you like.

We’ve been listening to a lot of Bowie, for obvious reasons, and I’ve used a few of his lines already. Here’s another one, in the form of a triolet.

 

The stars look very different today,

Their web of singing spangles glowing brighter,

I hope the colours falling stay that way.

The stars look very different today,

The blue Earth failing couldn’t make you stay,

But the universal dark is growing lighter.

The stars look very different today,

Their web of singing spangles glowing brighter.

 

Get out those old records and anthologies and be inspired! Looking forward to reading the results.