Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Out of Standard - Best Party of One....Ever



Image copyrighted, Isadora Gruye Photography.



Greetings Garden Dwellers!
Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme.  I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday.  It is in that spirit in which I present May’s challenge...

BEST PARTY OF ONE... EVER

Todays prompt involves connecting the physical to the page, and I am not kidding when I say you will be required to boogie woogie (or maybe just twist the night away).  

Your challenge:  blast your favorite dancing song and allow yourself to jam out.  It’s okay, no one is (probably) watching.  Shake your groove thing, flail about, raise your hands....move.  When the song is over, write out the first thoughts that come to your mind and use them in a poem. Let’s see what phrases the dance sets free!

KEEP IN MIND 

Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.  

So go now, my muddy buddies, and bring us back something shiny and new.  

16 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi Izy! Thanks for another prompt to take us out of of our comfort zones.

hedgewitch said...

I'm afraid this one would take me out of my comfort zone and into a hospital zone. ;_)

brudberg said...

I will find a secluded area... plug in my headphones and dance away... Believe it or not, a few years ago I did dance-aerobic.. :-)

Helen said...

Oh my ~ no one has seen my 'happy dance.' Perhaps it's time?

Fireblossom said...

I'd be there on the ward next to Hedge!

Hannah said...

There's a rippin' thunderstorm so I'll shut down and comment later!! Thank you, Izzy!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone :D

Okay so I literally danced my butt off and came up with this..! Hope I got it right :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Mama Zen said...

Hedge and Shay, can we all share an ambulance?

Susan said...

Heck, I lay down and just thought about dancing, avoiding the ambulance altogether. I'd prefer to be outside dancing in Mama Zen's starlight! Listened to two songs, and it won't be hard to figure out just what ....

Isadora Gruye said...

Love what we have posted so far. I've posted mine, though dare I say my dancing was better than the poem (and my dancing ain't that great).

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

these comments have tickled me!

i really wanted to write about a cute, angsty girl playing guitar in a quiet corner of the cafe...

but i stayed with the prompt...danced and lived to write about it! :)

brudberg said...

Ha.. had to search way back in my memory for this one.. not my usual style..

Brother Ollie said...

I needed...or at least benefited from this very much.

Marian said...

alright alright alright :)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

That was fun! And a bit confronting. :)

rhymeswithbug said...

Whoo hoo! Groovin'