Tuesday, 14 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015: M IS FOR MACARTHUR PARK:

 WELCOME TO HALFWAY THROUGH THE
A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:
AGAIN I WILL CONTINUE MY THEME OF
CHOOSING A SONG TITLE THEN
WRITE MY OWN POEM:
M is for MACARTHUR PARK:
RECORDED BY RICHARD HARRIS:
 A few years ago I visited LA,
My, it was a wonderful time.
 I met up with Arlee Bird whilst there (above)
A great man and oh so very kind.

We went on the subway,
Destination Hollywood.
It was a beautiful day,
Me? feeling oh so good.

Twas there we passed MacArthur Park,
The same one I've heard in the song.
I always though it was a ficticious park,
How stupid of me to be wrong.

You see I could never fully understand
The meaning of the words.
Funnily enough I liked the song.
It was really quite absurd.

We had a great day with Arlee,
Memories that will forever remain
I'd love to visit MacArthur Park
If only to leave a cake out in the rain.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis.

28 comments:

  1. How sweet you met Arlee and saw MacArthur park in the same day.

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    1. Thank you Diane for your comment and visit. I do appreciate your support.
      Yvonne.

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  2. Was it a Saturday? Then you'd also cover Saturday in the Park.

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  3. I'd love to meet Arlee, lucky you!
    I enjoyed your poem.
    The cake looks messy!!

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    1. Hi Dixie, thanks for coming by,
      Yvonne.

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  4. I remember when you first met Lee! He really made your trip special!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, when you met someone who you only know through the net it do make a lasting impression on one. It was a lovely day and he is a very kind and caring person.
      Thanks for comment.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Great pic with Lee! Its great to meet people from the blogging community face to face.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    M is for Movies

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree Stephen.

      Yvonne.

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  6. You met Arlee? How neat! Nice picture of the two of you. :)

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    1. Yes he is a great man and very kind, had a good day.
      Thanks for the visit,

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  7. I heard this song on my way to work. I too have been to MacArthur Park...and your poem was great. Thanks for the birthday wishes...

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    1. Again Happy Birthday, thanks for the comment and visit,

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  8. You met up with Arlee? Lucky! :)

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    1. Yes David met yp with Arlee.
      Thanks for the visit.

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  9. What a sweet meeting! I think that's one of the best things to have happen after being in touch via the internet for years.

    And thanks for the reminder about Richard Harris. That was a while ago, wasn't it?

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    1. Yes it is nice to meet up with someone you only know by the Internet,, Had a great day.
      Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Yvonne.

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  10. Sounds like a great time indeed and always fun to meet another blogger

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    1. Yes Pat it was nice to meet another blogger,
      Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Yvonne.

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  11. I've been to Hollywood but not MacArthur Park. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love your poem too.

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    1. Thanks Beverly for your comment, Yes I had a great day, Lovely to meet someone you only know by blogging.

      Yvonne.

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  12. Sorry I am late on this one, I am moving. What a mess everything is. I love the song. It was written by a guy whose girlfriend broke up with him. The inspiration for the song was his relationship and breakup with Susie Horton.

    In an interview with Newsday magazine in October 2014, Webb explained:

    Everything in the song was visible. There's nothing in it that's fabricated. The old men playing checkers by the trees, the cake that was left out in the rain, all of the things that are talked about in the song are things I actually saw. And so it's a kind of musical collage of this whole love affair that kind of went down in MacArthur Park. ... Back then, I was kind of like an emotional machine, like whatever was going on inside me would bubble out of the piano and onto paper.

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  13. Thank you Gregg for the history of the song, now perhaps I will understand it next time I hear it.
    Also thanks for taking the trouble to visit me again.

    Yvonne.

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  14. Thank you for a great tribute. And with a song that's always been one of my favorites! I have the Richard Harris CD A Tramp Shining. It's really a wonderful collection of tunes. The first copy I owned was a now long gone 8 track cartridge tape.


    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. Thanks Lee I am pleased you enjoyed the post.
      Thanks for coming by.
      Yvonne.

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  15. That's SO cool!
    What a great memory to have!

    Heather M. Gardner
    Co-host: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part [http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/]

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  16. It was a great day Heather, to think Lee took the trouble to give me a lovely unforgetable day.
    Thanks for the visit.
    Yvonne.

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