Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Glitter in the Air

Today I thought I’d do something different. My blogger friend, Jeri Walker-Bickett, who blogged about What is Poetry? National Poetry Month mentions music lyrics in her post, which is a form of poetry. So I'm sharing one of my favorite artist’s song lyrics with you along with the video. These words, probably because of the way she sings it, bring tears to my eyes.

"Glitter In The Air"
 Have you ever fed a lover with just your hands?
Closed your eyes and trusted, just trusted?
Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?
Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, "I just don't care"?

It's only half past the point of no return
The tip of the iceberg
The sun before the burn
The thunder before the lightning
The breath before the phrase
Have you ever felt this way?

Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?
You're whole life waiting on the ring to prove you're not alone
Have you ever been touched so gently you had to cry?
Have you ever invited a stranger to come inside?

It's only half past the point of oblivion
The hourglass on the table
The walk before the run
The breath before the kiss
And the fear before the flames
Have you ever felt this way?

La La La La La La La La

There you are, sitting in the garden
Clutching my coffee,
Calling me sugar
You called me sugar

Have you ever wished for an endless night?
Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight?
Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself will it ever get better than tonight?

Lyrics and Poetry,


  1. I love this Denise. The words are so vivid with feeling.

  2. My apologies Denise for not knowing these lyrics belong to Pink. They are beautiful just the same. Thank you for sharing them.

  3. I so love P!nk :) A little over a month ago I saw her in concert and it was amazing.

    1. I know you did! I saw a picture on Facebook. I was looking to see her in Germany, but her concerts are sold out.

  4. What a great song. It makes me happy to hear it and to read it. It adds so much to the whole experience. :-), Susan Cooper

    1. I love the visuals with poems, like you did on your blog.