Friday, April 17, 2015

The Poetry of Rock n' Roll: "Breaking Glass"

To observe National Poetry Month, I have been featuring lyrics of rock n' roll or pop songs that also double as exquisite poetry (previously here and here).

Here is David Bowie's fantastic, brief, enigmatic tale "Breaking Glass" from his 1977 album "Low," part of his Berlin Trilogy.

"Breaking Glass"
by David Bowie

Lately, I've been
breaking glass
in your room again.

Don't look at the carpet:
I drew something awful on it.

You're such a wonderful person.
But you got problems.
I'll never touch you.

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