Spiritus Mundi. It’s a 6.

Do I attribute it to Spring’s fickle up and down all around weather? Was the cue a musical chord striking an emotional string? Does it matter? “SOC” (stream of consciousness) is a stream, so let her flow. Enjoy!


Sweet child o’ mine, still walking in the cold November rain, how is it you find yourself on the road again running, running against the wind? As the wind cries Mary, you scream in vengeance wherever you may roam, running to the hills even as they fade to black. Life is hard and then you die you think standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona ticking away the moments of a dull day, waiting for the train, gone dead train. Times have changed and times are strange… down in a hole… rally round tha family with a pocket full of shells. Can’t you see it’s a beautiful day, don’t be a casualty, cut the chord ’cause agony brings no reward  –  you’re stuck in a moment, take it away and everything will be OK. Effervescent smile, youth gone wild, you are young and life is long so hey, hey, turn the record over; don’t forget to dance.

Editor’s Note: while some may be obvious, others less so, my 6 is comprised almost entirely of bits and pieces of song lyrics. Inspiration for a Six told in their own words.

38 thoughts on “Spiritus Mundi. It’s a 6.

  1. Chris Hall April 22, 2021 / 2:13 am

    Love this, Denise! I thought some of the phrases were familiar… then I read the note. I especially like the ending ‘…turn the record over; don’t forget to dance.’ A metaphor for life 🙂 Is that from a single song? I can’t place that one.

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  2. ceayr April 22, 2021 / 4:02 am

    I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours.

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  3. clark April 22, 2021 / 6:04 am

    Thanks a lot for the brain worm*

    Nice Six. In a crocheted-mindscape sorta way.

    *which is like an ear worm, but not as much fun… trying to place all the phrases that jump up and insist they’re lyrics to songs I know… the process very much like a reverse-Tetris game.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 22, 2021 / 1:21 pm

      The least I can do, sir 😆

      Thank you, Clark. I could not describe it more poetically than that.


  4. UP April 22, 2021 / 6:55 am

    Never forget to dance!! Really great

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  5. Liz H April 22, 2021 / 10:09 am

    Thanks for the morning song–its energy will last me all day long!
    So well done!❤

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  6. jenne49 April 22, 2021 / 6:00 pm

    That’s so beautifully woven together. Love it.


  7. Doug Jacquier April 22, 2021 / 7:37 pm

    Very cleverly put together. Clearly when it comes to music you are a Dedicated Follower of Fashion. 🙂


  8. Frank Hubeny April 22, 2021 / 9:53 pm

    I like the ending – turn the record over and dance. The other side should be better.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 23, 2021 / 6:53 am

      Absolutely. It’s our choice, isn’t it, to take a first step in turning it over?
      Happy Friday, Frank!

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  9. Pat Brockett April 22, 2021 / 11:18 pm

    This a great SOC and so many of the phrases are ones that can be grabbed and pondered a bit.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 23, 2021 / 6:56 am

      Thank you, Pat. Indeed, the story is not unfamiliar to many of us.


  10. dahliaramone April 24, 2021 / 7:24 pm

    I love weaving song lyrics into poetry, and I loved picking them out in your piece (I’m sure I didn’t catch them all, but it was fun catching the ones I did know).

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 24, 2021 / 9:33 pm

      Cool. Glad you had fun with this piece 🙂
      Thank you for the follow!


  11. TheHiddenEdge April 26, 2021 / 3:01 am

    I love, love, love, this. The rhythm and rhyming of your collection is brilliant. Ever thought about recording the rap?

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 26, 2021 / 6:17 am

      Thank you, Laura!
      Hm.. wonderful that you suggest. I’d not thought about it, although I will admit to writing a few pieces back in the day where rap was the “voice”.

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  12. The Atomic Mage April 28, 2021 / 3:40 pm

    Hiya, D. So late but so pleased I caught this, and had fun and smiles picking out the tunes right from those two G N’ Rs. Now, imagine plugging all these into the soundtrack of a long drive somewhere!
    Last line: “hey, hey, turn the record over; don’t forget to dance.” 😎

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 28, 2021 / 6:12 pm

      Hey, V. No worries. You’re never late at the Edge! I had no doubt you’d get pretty much all of them. Glad you enjoyed.
      Oh, I can… would be a most excellent drive 😆
      Don’t ever forget to dance 😎

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      • The Atomic Mage April 29, 2021 / 2:05 am

        Thanks, D. I got a fair few but not all. You made a good ’embroidery’ putting them all together like that 😎

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