It’s Surreal!

Ear worm.
1-877-Kars-for-Kids.
Tickling incessant tune.
Words over-and-over-
and over-and-over.
Go in and out the windows . . .

1-877-Kars-for-Kids.
Shut off the radio.
Cadence that kicks
rhyme that sticks.
Like ear muffs close exits
on cold winter days.

1-877-Kars-for-Kids.
I don’t even own a car
but it’s driving
through my ear canal.
Drive it to Panama instead,
out through those locks.

Out of my ear drums.
Quit base thumping,
1-877-Kars-for-
oh just snare it!
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Where are you, Aretha?

Lift the needle,
Just put on the B side,
PLEASE!

Click on the video and listen to it for a bit. I dare you. Beware the ear worm!

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets where today Linda asks us to explore surrealism in poetry. She tells us surrealism in poetry is “the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral preoccupations.” To me, this sounds a lot like stream-of-consciousnes writing….which is what’s happening in this poem. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come join us!

 

30 thoughts on “It’s Surreal!

  1. kanzensakura November 19, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    An interesting and fun perspective. I write some stream of consciousness poetry but I rarely share it. LOL, I like organized words.

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:20 am

      Well…..I’m a bit dense as to what surrealism really is (or is that an oxymoron???) but stream of consciousness led to this. And truly, if you hear this ad on the radio, it does indeed become an ear worm! And, in terms of surrealism, when in doubt, why not have a bit of fun? 🙂

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Well, not sure I hit the mark on the prompt but I did have fun with it! 🙂

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:22 am

      Those little ear worms can become quite insidious! Surreal??? Well, I’m not sure I hit the mark but the idea of an ear worm, literally a worm in one’s ear . . . that’s surreal, right?

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:22 am

      Ugh….every time the ad comes on the radio I end up with it in my ear for at least an hour! UGH!

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  2. kim881 November 19, 2019 / 3:33 pm

    This is such fun, Lill, and I like the repetition of the song title, emphasising its ear worm quality. I also love the phrase ‘tickling incessant tune’ – like an itch in your inner ear that you just can’t reach!

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:23 am

      Thanks, Kim. Not sure if I hit the surrealistic target, but I did have fun with it. And some days, that in and of itself is a good thing!

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  3. Frank Hubeny November 19, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    Not owning a car that’s driving through one’s ear canal is a very nice description.

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    • lillian November 19, 2019 / 5:14 pm

      Oh….come on…..click on it! 🙂

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  4. msjadeli November 19, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    I just got rid of an earworm for a Cream song, don’t need another. I see you had fun with it, Lillian.

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:24 am

      Well…..wasn’t quite sure how to hit the mark with surrealism in poetry so yep….decided to have a bit of fun with stream of consciousness writing and see where it took me. 🙂

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      • msjadeli November 20, 2019 / 5:44 pm

        I understand, it’s a hard thing to purposely be surreal, usually it just happens! It was a lot of fun reading your poem, Lillian.

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus November 19, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    My ear worm is “Taking care of business–every day; taking care of business in every way!” I do adore stream of consciousness poetics–they lead to surreal places and funhouse faces

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:26 am

      Somehow, when I thought of stream-of-consciousness I thought of this silly ad that is often on early morning radio — the station my husband has on every morning that indicates weather etc. It is a maddeningly catchy tune! So my pen just went from there….not sure it it’s surrealistic, but I did have some fun with it and some days, that’s just the right thing to do! 🙂

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:26 am

      So glad someone else has heard it! Thanks much!!!! You made my morning!

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  6. Nan Mykel November 19, 2019 / 11:22 pm

    Courageous! Makes me feel a teeny bit better about my surreal.

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    • lillian November 20, 2019 / 8:28 am

      Well….if truth be told, I am NOT a poet and in so many ways I am out-classed here at dVerse. I sigh loudly with some of the prompts that include rhyme scheme, particular forms, etc and struggle mightily. Here….I wasn’t really sure what surrealism is in poetry so just went with the idea of stream-of-consciousness writing and for some wierd reason, this ridiculous radio ad/jingle came to mind. It does drive me crazy when I hear it …. so when in doubt, have a bit of fun. So that’s what I did! 🙂

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  7. lynn__ November 20, 2019 / 9:12 am

    I made the mistake of listening…ear worms migrate!

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  8. hank77 November 20, 2019 / 10:44 am

    kaykuala

    but it’s driving
    through my ear canal.
    Drive it to Panama instead,

    It is just surreal lillian, to draw on the imagination with ease

    Hank

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  9. rothpoetry November 20, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    Oh No! I listened to the video… how surreal! Well done. The repetition really makes it!

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  10. calmkate November 20, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    lol a true earworm and they are surreal, well done!

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  11. memadtwo November 20, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    A little Aretha solves many problems. (K)

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  12. Rob Kistner November 20, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    OMG Lillian. That jingle should be illegal. It is tantamount to mental torture, an insidious cruelty !
    This was a great write. I smiled reading it, then fully laughed when I listened to the actual jingle.

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