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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dance Tonight





Toads! I hope this charming video for Sir Paul McCartney's catchy song "Dance Tonight," featuring Natalie Portman and Mackenzie Crook and directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), inspires. I rather love it and hope you like it, too.

If you are game, please share with us a new poem about dancing with ghosts, mandolin-fueled hootenannies, postal carriers drinking tea, Paul McCartney's music career and/or life, or whatever other wonders this video brings up for you. I look forward to reading your poems!


 

15 comments:

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

wish america could dance a different dance.

love the Paul Macartney video, "Dance, Tonight"

Marian said...

Marcoantonio, your link doesn't work!

Ella said...

I want mail like that! ;D I love the playfulness in this one~

Kerry O'Connor said...

I hadn't seen this video, Marian. It has made me so happy to see Paul has still not lost his magic.

hedgewitch said...

Well--never underestimate the lasting power of psychedelics, I say.

That *was* delightful, Marian. I wish I was better at writing to musical prompts, but I'm not good at it at the best of times, and this is not the best of time. But I did enjoy the video a lot--thanks.

Susan said...

Love your prompts, Marian. The visuals to this one truly rocked!

Marian said...

Yay! Gosh, I just wrote a long heartfelt comment that was apparently eaten by blogger.

This song came out in 2007, but I hadn't seen the video until recently and I'm quite smitten with it. :)

I also wanted to say to you, my dear friends, that I'm very much aware of having been more absent than not in the Garden in recent months. But, I have some news: I'll be starting a new job as a grant writer in mid-July! Though of course any big transition like this has its challenges, I expect to be in a better frame of mind and be able to participate more. Not to mention getting my own groove back, with any luck.

All of this is to say that I appreciate you all indulging me and thank you, my Toads. xo M

Magaly Guerrero said...

This was a perfect prompt for me... today... It brought tears and laughter and it let loose feelings that needed to dance in front of others. So, gracias!

Fireblossom said...

I love the song (though i didn't love having to X out about five different Vevo ads so i could see what was happening), and I'm laffin hard at Hedge's remark!

Surely someone will write about a postie? ;-)

Marian said...

that's YOUR job, FB. chosen just for you!

Susan said...

I had noticed, Marian. Good to see you. Great news about the new job, best wishes for it being a fine match.

Jim said...

Nice post, Marian. Will you be writing to meet your challenge? (I'll check.)

I liked three things here with the video:
1. Those good looking ghosts. I only saw females, younger and very pretty;
2. It was a nice tune and he played well. 2007 might have been the beginning of songs with less than a dozen words? I really like more; and
3. A glimpse of Paul's country home. I've seen his London home, it is near where our daughter and family are just moving away from (coming home to the Houston area) in the St. Johnswood area. I've walked by it many, many, times on my way to the Tesco (quick food market).
Thank you, I may not get anything written as I'm way behind on everything (except playing golf).
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Margaret said...

One of these prompts that I erased more than I wrote Thanks, as I think I finally came up with something that is OK. It is always a challenge for me to write to music…

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Marian for the song. Congratulations on your new job!! I am struggling with my own groove so I can certainly forgive your absence. :)

Marian said...

Jim, i was wondering whether that's Paul's real country house and hoping that it is. my kinda place!

xo to all!