Friday, June 5, 2009

When I met my husband, he was a huge Doors fan. He owns most of their CDs, Jim Morrison was all over his bedroom, and he also owned a few books of poetry by Jim Morrison. I also like the music of the Doors. I loved the 1991 Oliver Stone movie The Doors. So I thought I’d peruse the poetry of this musician. Morrison is a great talent, but also known for substance abuse. Some of his poetry is out there, some is simple, some is brilliant.
Photobucket“If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.” –Jim Morrison

Here’s one that I enjoyed from Wilderness Volume 1. This collection was published seventeen years after his death in 1971.

What can I read her
What can I read her
on a Sunday Morning

What can I do that will
somehow reach her
on a Sunday Morning

I’ll read her the news of
The Indian Wars

Full of criss-cavalry, blood
& gore

Stories to tame & charm
& more

On a Sunday Morning

By Jim Morrison

Sara at Read, Write, Believe is hosting Poetry Friday this week.

A big THANK YOU to poet/author/blogger, Justin Matott, for sending his blog followers a CD of his poetry. My kids and I giggled at his silly poems from There's A Fly on My Toast before bedtime last night. Check out his blog and many books!


Keri Mikulski said...

Love the Doors. :)

Happy Friday!

C.R. Evers said...

The Doors are classic! Probably because of their lyrics among other things.

jama said...

I was a big Doors fan, too, back in the day. Once saw JM at the airport and gave him a necklace I made of watermelon seeds. He said nothing. He didn't have to. But he wore the necklace. :)

PJ Hoover said...

I loved The Doors! I have a couple poetry books of JM around here somewhere!

Carrie Harris said...

Yep, the Doors are made of awesome.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Val Kilmer was awesome as Jim Morrison in the Doors movie. I love their music. Thanks for the poem.

BTW, my link is working now :)

Sara said...

Is NO ONE going to mention the Poetry Friday tattoo up there???

I love it when PF participants share a musician's poetry. Always interesting and able to deliver us from our "limited ways." Also reminds me that I still want to blog a Lyle Lovett song.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Great poem. And great tattoo. ; )

Bish Denham said...

I was a little late getting into rock and roll. But the summer of 1967 was it for me. Light My Fire by The Doors was the song that pushed me through...the door...After that there was no looking back. '67 was such a great year for music. Sgt. Peppers, Magicial Mystery Tour, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Whiter Shade of Pale, San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear a Flower in Your Hair), Didicated to the One I Love...

Kelly said...

Keri and Christy- I agree. They are definitely classic rock!
Jama- WHOA! What a very cool story!!!
PJ- I just finally read through those books last night and we've had them for years!
Carrie- So true.
Sherrie- I'll go recheck your link!
Sara- Yeah, my back is still sore from that tat! ;) I love song lyrics!
Suz- Why thank you.
Bish- That was a great time for music. Love the Beatles, too.

Big Plain V said...

I forgot how much I loved the Doors. Now I want to spend part of my weekend downloading songs and renting a certain movie.

Rena said...

I love the Doors!

Christina Farley said...

Ah, the Doors remind me of college.

Anita said...

Whenever I read poetry like this, I think, "I can do that." And then I try, and I can't. Any hints on how to be Morrison-like?