I hope everyone enjoyed our collective trip down memory lane yesterday. Nostalgia is, after all, delicate.
For next week’s theme, we’re dropping the sentimental reflections for existential pondering. Continue reading June 10 Theme: Thinking about Thinking
“Fun in the Sun”
Dawn’s yellow light floods into the room.
Early morning sparrows are greeting the day.
Glistening grass still covered in dew,
Jumping out of bed to go out and play. Continue reading Spenserian Sonnet – Nostalgia – SD
X-Men: Days of Future Past is the perfect bridge story between the early-2000’s X-Men movies of Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Hugh Jackman, and the younger core of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence first introduced in 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
Unfortunately, it serves as little more than a bridge. Entertaining as it is, I found the movie’s plot highly predictable, a plodding build-up to an action-packed, but ultimately foreseen conclusion. Continue reading In Hindsight: A Delayed Review of X-Men: Days of Future Past
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of galumphing for topic and a lot of free verse for structure, so we’re upping the ante this week! Continue reading Theme for June 3!
“Winter is Coming”
Winter is coming
You can smell it in the air.
Your days are shortened
By chilled touch ensnared. Continue reading Winter – Rock Song – SD
For the next theme, Jessie and I are introducing a poetic structure that we made up. The structure is known as “Rock Song,” and it follows the basic pattern for lyrical structure in a rock song, with a chorus, two verses, and a refrain. Continue reading Next Theme – May 27!
Lawyer Dan the righteous man
Doing whatever good he can.
Defending the peace, fighting for right,
But no one knows how he sleeps at night. Continue reading Lawyer, Lemur, Hershey Park – Galumphing – SD
Yesterday we introduced the galumphing theme to our creativity sessions. You will learn rather quickly that we enjoy using galumphing to choose our themes, because it allows us to explore ideas and connections that would otherwise go untouched. Continue reading Next Week’s Theme! – May 20
Crouched in the corner of his hollow cavern
Splashing on the walls muddled light from a lantern
Longing at rainwater collecting in a cistern
Wishing he was downing a pint in the tavern Continue reading Cave, Cello, God – Galumphing – SD
Yesterday, Jessie and I each posted poems with the same theme and structure under the category “Schizophrenic Summers”. Since I prefer to show rather than tell, I decided to wait until the first poems were up before explaining how they got there. Continue reading Our Schizophrenic Summers