Monday, September 12, 2011

From Bon Jovi to Bon Iver

Bon Jovi hair metal nights
cigarette blue air, whiskey mist
big blurry crowd blasting heat
slow beer buzz...fading

Bon Iver silent fireplace light
ice clinking single malt sips
cat deep in guitar case sleep
silence, then the tea kettle sings

the Tired Monk


  1. I think we've all been there. It's fun to look back and remember I used to be a fan of the first. I'm now a fan of the second. I guess this is how life flows. I'm glad we grow up to find intensity in silence.

    Great writing Ollie. Thanks. <3

  2. awesome. people have been telling me to listen to Bon Iver and now i am convinced.

  3. Old Ollie,

    Interesting contrasts of so many things. Life, age, sound, taste and SILENCE....

    Very nicely delivered,

  4. "Ain't this just like the present
    To be showing up like this."


  5. Great transition piece. Maybe there's something nice about getting old....

  6. I lusted Bon Jovi back in college but Bon Iver I had to look up. I'm with your cat; a nap sounds good.

  7. Yes, change, it's inevitable. Nicely put.

  8. ah the contrast between the two, you got it. the calm sense that comes with bon iver and the rocking arenas of bon jovi. i love both.
    awesome poem too.


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