Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Lazy Fireblossom !
No Word Garden Word List this week, but it will be back next week! No good reason, I'm just feeling pleasantly lazy this week. :-)
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Word Garden Word List: Tom Waits
Hello everyone and welcome to another Word Garden Word List where a list of 20 words from a particular source--different each week--is provided and you are to use at least 3 of them in a new poem. That's it! This week our source is singer/songwriter Tom Waits, whose voice will make you want to quit smoking immediately, and whose songs are esoteric, unique, and run the gamut from
Things She Would Tell You If She Could
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Jazz Boogie #3
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Word Garden Word List: CREEM Magazine
Hello everyone and welcome to this week's word list poetry prompt. This time, our source is a little bit different--okay, a lotta bit different! When I was a sprite, CREEM Magazine ("America's Only Rock N Roll Magazine") had its office in my very own home town. In those days, if Rolling Stone was the "underground" press, CREEM was the smartmouth little sib. I loved it.
CREEM was characterized by a bawdy irreverence and a knack for publicizing acts that weren't being covered enough. While Hit Parader had Led Zeppelin on about 5,452 consecutive covers, CREEM was ballyhooing Roxy Music, Talking Heads, Joan Jett, Mott the Hoople, and even Handsome Dick Manitoba, probably just for the name! Their mag was full of cool photos combined with snarky captions. I recall one shot of curly blonde superstar Stevie Nicks being captioned "Sex symbol, or Corgi pup?"
Now, some 30 years after its lamented demise, CREEM is back, like a rash you just can't get rid of despite oceans of Cortaid. I'm delighted! And so, this week's words are culled from the first issue of the risen CREEM, which just appeared in my mailbox. What we do here is to take at least 3 of the 20 words provided and include them in a new poem. Then link and that's it! Any subject any style, as long as it's poetry.
And now, your list:
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Saturday, September 10, 2022
"You've got to remain to bein' yourself... you cannot be
Nobody else, it ain't no use tryin' bein' no whirlwindAn' uh, jumpin' here an' an' playin' checkers with
Your own life, that ain't gonna work, baby..." --Propher Omega
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Word Garden Word List--Amy Lowell
Hello everyone and welcome to another Word Garden Word List. Last week's poems were marvelous, I must say! What we do here is to use at least 3 of the 20 words provided in a new poem on any subject and in any form.
Amy Lowell was an outcast as a schoolgirl, not being conventionally pretty and into the bargain being "outspoken and opinionated." She later wrote that "the stigma of oddness is the price a myopic world always exacts of genius."
Lessons Learned In Childhood
Monday, September 5, 2022
The earth is flat