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
Way Back When
Simplicity and bliss, ease and peace
Way back when, when there wasn’t much before,
Before I knew I was a pawn, a piece
Of a puzzle, broken and forlorn. Continue reading Spenserian Sonnet – Nostalgia – JG
“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
I can’t read what isn’t written;
Can’t make sense of scribbles in the sand.
How can you proclaim the perfection of what you preach,
When the standards you set, are out of anyone’s reach?
Who are you, to think to teach,
When you yourself are in so much need?
When you yourself are so easily deceived? Continue reading Misplaced Missive #160 – Written In The Sand
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!
Stand outside on a dark winter’s dawn,
When the sun begins to rise and the snow begins to thaw;
When it’s so frigid the tears that fall,
Feel as though they freeze the path they tumble upon. Continue reading Winter – Rock Song – JG
“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
In 2014, it’s admittedly hard to get psyched for superhero movies the way I did in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even the early 2000’s when the X-Men franchise first hit theaters. When the last shot of X-Men 2 teased Jean Grey’s Phoenix or when Nick Fury surprised Tony Stark after the credits rolled on 2008’s Iron Man, the giddiness was palpable. Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past Revitalizes the Franchise
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!