When the World Was Young – #tanka #haibun

When the World Was Young

I click ‘play’ on the screen, but it is more than music that pours out.  I am being drawn to a different time.  The world was young and the people created an exciting, novel version of reality.  I can hear it from the speaker, I can feel the groove and the vibe shouting out the changes.  It may be old and dated, but it feels fresh and alive, the sound of an eternal search for what has never been seen or felt or heard before.  As I listen, nodding my head to the beat, it seems as if there has been nothing created recently that hasn’t been based on these sounds.  The song has come to an end and I reach over to lift the needle from the record, but I am back to the present and can only click on the next song.

Times were a changin
Jimi and band played “Hey Joe”
No satisfaction
From a grey conformity
They explored a virgin “now”

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “New” and “Experience”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

I need to step back and explain ;)  When I saw “Experience”, the first thing I thought of was Jimi Hendrix’s band, The Experience.  I knew I had to find a way to use it!  I hope it worked.


7 thoughts on “When the World Was Young – #tanka #haibun

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 65: AMBITION & CHANGE (#SynonymsOnly) – colleenchesebro.com

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