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Monday, March 14, 2022

Word Garden Word List #17 (Joni Mitchell)


In the course of everyday life, we all have those days that stand out, and stay with us. One of those, for me, was a Sunday spent at a friend's house when I was in my early 20's. I was nosing through their record collection and ended up borrowing two--It's A Beautiful Day by the west coast band of the same name, and For The Roses by Joni Mitchell. I already had Miles Of Aisles and loved it, but it was this new one (to me) that really made me a fan for life.


She's gone through many iterations, from folkie to jazz, but always her music is original, catchy, and intelligent. From That Song About The Midway to Two Gray Rooms, her music moves me and becomes part of my life. 



Here are 20 words taken from a selection of her songs from different eras. Please use at least three of them in an original poem, then link up, visit, and enjoy. Last week's fun aside, please refrain from haiku or haibun; there are other venues for those. Thanks! Prompt stays "live" through Friday. (Word list is located after the linky.)


And now, your list:

butterscotch
castle
centerpiece
devils
France
glitter
hissing
indistinct
postman
radio
river
robbery
ruby
silver
stardust
stockings
taxi
urge
wolf
Wurlitzer

4 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, butterscotch sparks a memory. Will try tomorrow.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Her voice is legendary and all her own! Love her and the list my friend. I am not sure if I will get my act together to finish something, but I will try my best. Have a great week everyone, and thank you Shay for another wonderful feature and list!

hedgewitch said...

What a great choice! I love Joni, and I love the individual words you have chosen. I will be writing for this as soon as I can. Thanks for another inspiring challenge, Shay.

iamthewalrus said...

One of the very best from '60's folk