Posts Tagged ‘Celebration’

Good day inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a wonderfully crazy and safe day today! I must admit it’s been something of an uneventful week since my previous non-poem post. I’ve just been keeping my head down and writing everyday as normal. The weather has been very up and down once again, but the temperature has remained friendly. I’ve found myself feeling a little bit down the last few days, though I must confess I have no idea why. Some of you may have noticed a few reasonably “depressing” poems recently. I just needed to relinquish some angst I suppose. Best way to get it out eh?

So anyways, on to happier pastures! It’s time for part 40 of the Harlequins writing music! I’m very surprised nobody has begged me to stop making these by now! Haha! I remember when I began, I thought it’d only be 3-4 posts and everyone (including me) would grow bored of them. Alas, here we are! It’s time to share five more musical artists that I love listening to while writing. Or sometimes just when I’m chilling with a book. As always, I’ll try to keep it varied! We all like to listen to different kinds of music after all! Let’s see what we get today eh?

So, join me as we delve into the musical minds of extravagant artists the world over!

Mushroomhead – We Are The Truth
http://www.mushroomhead.com/

Paramore – Monster
https://www.paramore.net/?frontpage=true

VNV Nation – Illusion
http://www.vnvnation.com/

Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage!
https://electricsix.com/

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
https://redhotchilipeppers.com/

So there we have it for yet another tome of the Harlequins writing music!

Some well known artists there this time eh? Not everything I listen to has to be the most obscure Disco-goth-banjo-rock with opera vocals you know! I truly do listen to all sorts. I hope that you give these artists and their songs a chance anyway! I don’t believe you will be disappoined!

As I mentioned last time, I have a Facebook page, Twitter page and an Instagram page. I post some random stuff on each of these, as well as clues for each days poem a few hours beforehand. Sometimes I post weird photos of random objects in my room and “IRL” adventures! As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you as always! I may or may not have copy and pasted that from last time! Haha!

Until next time, have a very crazy day my dear inmates!

There was an eclipse last night,
The atmosphere grew heavy,
I scanned it with bloodshot eyes,
And I grew fearful,
To witness such beauty being obscured,
By a shadow of such an evil thing,

Witching hour…

As the lunar goddess was enshrouded,
The voices began their furor,
Rageful claws bore down,
Driven insane by the night air,
Be they spectre or succubi?
I was not privy,

New dawn…

I awaken sore and beaten,
Crimson scratches down my back,
A bruise or four,
I leave the abode into daylight,
The sun has taken the sky,
And I grow fearful.

The party of the year begins,
Stretching from dusk until dawn,
Tonight we are all lords and ladies,
We come to wage war upon the night,
Music blares like a trance,

Speaking in tongues,
We dance in vivid masses,
Our forms jig madly,
As if possessed,
And perhaps tonight we are,

The stars pour glasses of glitter,
We cheer like demons,
Just radical energy,
Just primal spirits,
The moon twirls with glee,

There are no races or colours here,
Civilization fades in the haze,
Only bodies and love remain,
Tonight we die,
So we can live again come the morn.

Tonight we go to the old pub,
To revel in the end of days,
A pale ale cloud aloft,
It is not as we remember,
Much has changed,

Perspex pubs and gloved gatherings,
Alcoholism has overruled common sense,
And likely common decency,
Impatience has crafted a short memory,
Of a plague put by the wayside,

Merrymakers stay at their tables,
Masked mutterings,
With their bottles and glasses,
Served by fear,
Only death drinks at the bar,

Lets jump pits of fire,
Sharks teeth,
And toxic clouds,
All for a pint,
All for the alcohol,

Last call!
For good!

Blogging,
The blogosphere,
This bionic web of broaching subjects busily,
Akin to a brother of a gallery building,
Bringing beauty to the bustling bunchs,
Beguiling brainchilds,
And boisterous begetters,
A bible for bibliophiles,

A bountiful ballad of books,
A bedlam of benign braggarts,
Blue art and burgundy art,
Babbling and baying,
Blending like a beautiful wine of bravura,
Bring on the baroque banquet,
More blogging,
Let’s be bloggers.

Hello there inmates!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these posts hasn’t it? Here’s hoping that you’re all having a terrifically great day today and that your week is going just as well! It’s been much the same here at the asylum this previous week, unusually consistent you know? The same cannot be said for the weather though i’ll admit, it’s been very up and down here in the UK. Though, on the plus side, it’s remained reasonably warm. It just can’t make it’s mind up whether to tip it down or give us sunburns.

So, I decided to create a reminiscence post this week instead of a writing music post. It’s the 1st of July (already!) and this last year or so has seen some enormous changes for me, both in my personal life and in my writing. Every now and then, I like to look back at my older works and share them. I’ve previously created four of these posts in the past and I find it oddly therapeutic to look back and just think about how I felt when I wrote those pieces. It also gives older pieces some attention that they don’t seem to recieve so much anymore.

Links included as always, so here we go!

The world is an asylum – A twisted look at our world.
The Family Spider – Not all was well within the family once upon a time.
The Hymn Of The Inmates – A call to arms of the bizarre and eccentric!
Apostate – A short shot at religion.
Kabuto – An uplifting poem about the spirit of a warrior.
Monument of Gore – Part 4 of my “killer” poems.
The Bystander – What happens when someone stands by as evil is committed?
Train Of Thought – A fearful look at the thought process.
The Valkyrie – A final farewell to a friend.
Necronomicon – Lovecraft. What more needs to be said?

So there we go! Some of the works i’ve unleashed on the world both recently and quite far in the past. Each poem is important to me, so I like to share as much as possible. Please give these a gander friends, it would mean a lot to me.

As I mentioned earlier, i’ve created similar lists to this in the past. I thought I may as well include links to those as well. Haha!

Reminiscing On Previous Madness
Reminiscing On Previous Madness: A Second Maddening
Reminiscing On Previous Madness: A Third Dose of Lunacy
Reminiscing On Previous Madness: The Fourth Delusion

Oh and I know I seem to say this a lot, but if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page! Thanks as always! It’ll be back to writing music posts next week, I promise.

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

There shall be a day,
When the sun perishes,
Even gods can die after all,
Apollo and Ra and Amaterasu,
All things come to an end,

Earth shall be awash,
With cleansing fire,
A supernova song,
A death rattle of a star,
A galactic graveyard chime,

Everything and everyone you know,
Shall be burned away,
Ash is the only future,
Hiroshima shadows,
No escape,

There is no malice in this apocalypse,
It’s just a funeral pyre,
An indifferent obliteration,
A simple natural metamorphosis,
Of light to dark.

I’m sure I have a gremlin on my back,
Like a corpse from the past,
A beating heart under the floorboards,
I know not his motive,
Merely that he enjoys to scathe me,
He’s a creature of vitriol,
A sprite of malice,
I can only feel his weight,

He hates me,
And I hate him,

Gripping tightly to my shoulders,
Biting and scratching,
Whispering cruel nothings into my ear,
Reminding me of that dark time,
And those times,
The time with the fists,
And the coldness,
The time with the tears in the black,

He hates me,
And I hate him,

But you know,
I grow weary of his exaltations,
I seek a new life,
I’m going to grab him by the horns,
And suplex that wretch into the earth,
Crack every malicious chopstick in his body,
No more negativity,
I have a life to lead,

He hates me,
And I beat him.

Hello inmates!

It’s been another crazy time since last wednesday. Here’s hoping that you’ve all been having a nice time. Hope you’re keeping as safe as possible! The UK is beginning to slowly slide towards a modicum of normality after Covid, with the majority of businesses and services being allowed to open in the coming week or two. There are odd exceptions, but we’re getting there I suppose. It’s hard to say if it’s too soon or not, but it appears to be relatively safe here on the Isle of Wight at least. It’s been wonderful to see and hear how well things have been going in New Zealand. All celebrations and life anew. I have a friend who lives there who says it’s a great feeling and I can totally believe it!

I’ve still been working hard to get more exposure for the asylum on social media though, I must confess, I don’t think i’m very good at it! Haha! I’ll include links to the social media pages at the end of this post because i’m a hopeless shill I suppose. With that said, i’ve been very humbled (as always) by the absolute darlings who grace these pages. You really don’t know how much of a boost you all give me.

It’s time for another post of the Harlequins writing music. And what a post we have for you today! Five more awesome musical artists to perhaps whet your personal appetites for creativity. Or perhaps even just to chill in the sun to. I wonder what marvels we have for you today! The voices haven’t told me ahead of time, I swear!

So, join me as we delve into the musical minds of catchy artists the world over!

Cam Cole – Mama
https://camcole.com/

ATC – All Around The World
https://web.archive.org/web/20030207235714/http://www.a-touch-of-class.de/frame_e.html

Chevelle – The Red
https://getmorechevelle.com/

She Wants Revenge – Out Of Control
https://www.shewantsrevenge.com/

Dolly Parton – Jolene
http://www.dollyparton.com/

So there we have it for yet another tome of the Harlequins writing music!

That was quite a variety wasn’t it? I hope you all give some of these artists a try as always. They definitely all deserve it, especially the lesser-known ones. With that said, they’re all better known than me! Haha!

So, on to the shilling I suppose. I have a Facebook page, Twitter page and an Instagram page. I post some random stuff on each of these, as well as clues for each days poem a few hours beforehand. Sometimes I post weird photos of my adventures in “Real Life” or just random objects in my room. As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you as always!

Until next week, I doff my hat to you and wish you a very crazy day inmates!

The Earth is amidst a storm,
Grey and ghastly skies,
But let us not forget,
When the world is taking in water,
There are those who wish for the future,
To have an upward trajectory,
For division to be subtracted,
Those whose years have not yet seen the gloom,

The youths wield their weapons,
Spraycans and paint,
They wash the drab away,
With images of doves,
And purple fingers crossed,
A mural of prismatic positivity,
In violets and teals,
Tattooing the world with hopeful graffiti,

I envy their zeal,
They wave and call to hopes light,
As it crosses the street,
Elusive hat brim floorward,
Does hope hear them?
Does it see their art?
Does it hear their pleas?
Or does it continue on into the rain?