Bloganuary 2023: Jan. 25

Today’s prompt: What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why

Y’all are asking me to go count the grains of sand on the seashore.

My head is always full of music, and that music is often accompanied by words. Music tends to stay with me, all the way from advertising jingles to soul-stirring songs like The Hallelujah Chorus.

I was eight when we got our first television set. That would have been 1955. Here’s an ad I can still sing, word for word, from 1954-5:

While it’s not exactly soul-stirring, it’s a good example of how music/poetry stays in my head. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a lot of things from nearly 70 years ago, but not music. And not poetry if it is set to music.

All this to say, I can’t tell you my MOST soul-stirring music or poetry. There’s just too much.

Ask me about my favorite flavor of ice cream, and I can tell you without even thinking about it. Favorite pie? Key Lime. Favorite color? Red. Purple. Favorite meal? Pot roast.

Favorite song or poem? Uhhhhhh. . . . . . . . .


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