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The Golden Oracle: The Late Great Planet Rock Star

Poetry Contest/Anthology


the sirens

in the night . . . “

and she sings

(inspired by Janis Joplin)

our lady of flowers

flowers in dia morté

weeps into rivers

weeps into blues.

laced in pearls and feathers

my midnight confessor

looking at seashells

stone berliotz

you shouldn’t have 2 suffer 2 b free

a burntout watchtower

revenge of the caper man

St. Mary of the good eye child

hooks and stooges

sac de tank

absconded by street kings and queens

she floated up in their hands

and she said “Summer shines

when Summer shines”

she was like a child

being bent over a lighted candle

do you know how beautiful you are?

and you dance

and you dance

and you dance

for that 5 minutes in the sun

when nothing is broken

until the night comes

in the veins

running cold

the cold and alone

a new west delaware number

the nanticote and split rhymes

so great Mickey Flynn

light sauce morning

you think love is a day trip

he leaves through the back door

and she sings

solace . . .

soul lace . . .


o’ damian o’ one


our lady of flowers

flowers in dia morté

weeps into rivers

weeps into blues”

“They were flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home in the sun.”
- from After the GoldRush by Neil Young

“Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand”
- from Vincent by Don McLean

The gifts of the Golden Oracle are many. Rock Icons often write their own music and lyrics, play a musical instrument, sometimes more than one and it is entirely memorized, performing in front of an audience. This is very difficult to do, often these people rate with heads of state, and the intelligentsia that influence and run the society. Like the Bards of old they carry the memories of themselves, their people, their life and times in their music and their lyrics, with which they travel and play at home and around the world. Often their love lives are lost or misconstrued, however there is great healing power in an arts calling for the musician themselves as well as the audience.

Rock and Roll evolved in the ‘60’s with the rise of the Hippies, peace, Ban the Bomb and flower power. Beginning in America and the U.K., evolving from the rhythm and blues music of the 1940’s (which evolved from the blues, boogie woogie, jazz and swing music) music created by the Black people of the United States, and also influenced by country, gospel and folk music. In America beginning with Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bill Haley and His Comets, Derek and the Dominoes, Elvis Presley and in the United Kingdom, the Yardbirds, The Byrds, Herman’s Hermits, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin and an entirely new wave of music began to take shape like a bird in flight.

The top bands of all time: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Lynard Skynard, Led Zepplin, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Crosby Steeles Nash and Young, Roy Orbison, Don McLean, America, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Police, Simon and Garfunkel, The Pretenders, David Bowie, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Blood Sweat and Tears, Steve Miller Band, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Isaak, Terry McKenna, James Taylor, David Essex, Joan Baez, Carole Pope, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Carly Simon, Rush, Bob Seger, Pere Ubu, Otis Retting, The Velvet Underground, Elton John, Jethro Tull, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, The Band, Bon Jovi, Van Morrison, Gordon Lightfoot, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Judas Priest, The Animals, The Eagles, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, The Who, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Grateful Dead, the Moody Blues, Queen, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Foreigner, Oasis, Z.Z. Top, John Coltrane, The Kinks, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Boston, Santana, Dire Straits, R.E.M., Triumph, The Allman Brothers Band, Journey, Van Halen, Kiss, Van Halen, Frank Zappa, Cat Stevens, Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, Deep Purple, Grand Trunk Railroad, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, 10,000 Maniacs, Enya, Luba, Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, Sting, Dead Mau 5, Die Antwoord and Ninja, Enigma, Super Tramp, Blondie, Steven Biko, Juluka, Iron Maiden, Radiohead, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, U2, Frank Zappa, George Michaels, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, Prince, the Bee Gees, The Monkeys, David Cassidy, Huey Lewis and The News, Meatloaf, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, April Wine, Heart, Three Dog Night, The Guess Who, the Tragically Hip, Leonard Cohen, Rita McNeil, Buffy St. Marie, the Spoons, Mr. Puddles Pity Party, Madonna, It Was a Beautiful Day, Aldo Nova, the Psychedelic Furs, the Kinks, Dire Straits, Cold Play, Soundgarden, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Janis Ian, A Tribe Called Red, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, InXs, Midnight Oil, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Pogues, Teenage Head, Black Ritual, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Jeff Healey, Smashing Pumpkins, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Cranberries and more.

Theme: rock and roll music, musicians/singers/songwriters, stories of being on the road with a band, stories of rock and roll icons, poetry inspired by or using lines from rock and roll songs, the music from the ‘60’s, ‘70’s, ‘80’s, ‘90’s and beyond, genres: rock and roll, grunge, punk, metal and any variation thereof.

Subterranean Blue Poetry is especially looking for Symbolist, Imagist and New Age Renaissance synergies in poetry. If the poetry “bangs in the dance” it’s in.

The winner of the Best rock and roll poem receives a bottle of French Champagne, $100 and a place in the Anthology. The Second Runner-Up receives $50 plus a place in the Anthology. The Third Runner-Up receives $25 plus a place in the Anthology. All Honourable Mentions receive $10 and a place in the The Golden Oracle Anthology.

The anthology will be available for purchase from Amazon Stations. $1 from the sale of each Anthology will be donated to Bonne Accueil a food bank charity in Montreal.

There are no entry fees. A free ad. Please send a small (75 word) biography.

Please Email: subterraneanbluepoetry@outlook.com.


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Deadline: September 30th, 2018.

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