Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cento from David Bowie

In honor of David Bowie and Iman's 20th wedding anniversary, here is a cento poem made from a selection of David Bowie songs. The title and all lines are from David Bowie songs (citations and links to videos below). I pieced it together myself. I'm not sure if it's good, actually; I am too familiar with the songs to not hear the tune as I read the lines, making the whole sound kind of funny. It's just silliness anyway. This is written from the perspective of Mr. Bowie (or how I imagine his perspective to be) to his beautiful wife, Iman. Enjoy!

The happy couple! :) I think they always look so happy together.

Soul Love

Life is so vague when it brings someone new
This time tomorrow I'll know what to do.
You walked into my life out of my dreams,
Nothing prepared me for your smile
Lighting the darkness of my soul.
Your soothing hand that turned me round
A love so real swept over me.
I moved up to take a place near you.

Please make sure we get tomorrow,
Just as long as I can walk
I'll walk beside you,
Stay by my side.
I pledge you, you'll never be blue
Please be mine, share my life
Stay with me, be my wife.
I could make you happy every day of your life.

It's love back to front and no sides.
I'll paint you mornings of gold.
I'll spin you Valentine evenings.
You and I will rise up all the way
All because of what you are: the prettiest star
Will you stay in our Lovers' Story?
If you stay you won't be sorry.
Life's still a dream, your love's amazing
Since I found you, my life's amazing

David Bowie Songs Used, Albums, Years, and Video links:
"Soul Love." The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. 1972.

"Stay." Station to Station. 1976.

"Word on a Wing." Station to Station. 1976

"Thursday's Child." ...hours. 1999.

"Never Let Me Down." Never Let Me Down. 1987.

"The Prettiest Star." Aladdin Sane. 1973.

"A Better Future." Heathen. 2002.

"Amazing." Tin Machine. 1989.

"Be My Wife." Low. 1977.

"Shining Star (Makin' My Love)." Never Let Me Down. 1987.

"Because You're Young." Scary Monsters and Super Creeps. 1980.

"As the World Falls Down." Labyrinth. 1986.

"Kooks." Hunky Dory. 1971.

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