We are going to listen to six songs with different rhythms. Do not worry about the lyrics, you are not expected to understand all the words. Be carried away by the rhythm and melody. For each song use one sheet of paper. Jot down your thoughts and feelings, try to write down the pictures you see in your head. What you see, who you see, where the scene takes place, etc. As soon as I change song, you start writing onto a new sheet of paper.
Swap papers with your deskmate and try to guess what song sparked the “stream-of-consciousness” pieces you are going to read.
Choose one image of your own and rewrite it fully, enrich it with more details. Play the music that inspired it in your head.
These are the songs I chose for you, if you want to relisten to them at home:
Ed Sheeran “Take it Back”; Emili Sandé “Maybe”; Jack Savoretti “Not Worthy”; James Morrison “In My Dreams”; Rebecca Ferguson “Nothing Real But Love”; Adele “Rolling in the Deep”.
Listen to the song “Photograph” and jot down some words.
Then read the lyrics and circle the words or expressions you like the most. You will use these words to write your own poem (this is called found poetry). Enjoy it.
This is my poem dedicated to a friend I love.
memories blow up in my mind
My heart is on fire
My heart is the hearth of passion
My heart is the tomb of pain
The love for you should heal anything
it hurts, hurts
My heart is like your ripped jeans
the ones you loved wearing when you were young
I’m meeting your eyes
My soul feels entrenched
It burns with worries, it burns with fear
I see you and that
You are with me now
The tombstone is our playground
not your bed of rest
You won’t leave me alone
I won’t ever let you go
You’ll always be part of me