Monday, December 14, 2015

Community Poem #1 - Brick Bar

Community poem guidelines:
  • One line created by one member of the community
  • The next writer may not see the previous writer's line, use a cover-up card
  • Intended for genuine, original thought
  • Improvisation encouraged
Once poem is completed:
  • compile lines and revise accordingly for flow and feeling
  • create your own line breaks for effect and form
  • keep intact the original spirit of community interaction
  • refrain from making any additions other than suitable/substitutable prepositions
The following community poem was created at Brick bar in the Blue Star Arts complex:

Community Poem #1

In the resting of nests,
the great white heron bathes

in the waves
of the mallard's call
of pitter-pattered maelstroms,
turn-arounds and right wrongs,
and when the night owl's
tempered sugar skull
begins to rot,
confusion rides like a circle round.

Pick up the telphone
when the actor
from across the aisle
dials your number,
because lively dreams are not at night,
in the meantime
a wrench can fix things.
One-two-three, two-two-three, three-three-three,
we danced by the dim light
of candled chandeliers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hays Street Bridge Story Rap (Under Construction)

Now here's a little story that must be told,
about the Hays Street Bridge that was put on hold
by the monied, the cultured, and the powers that be,
another tragic tale of development versus community...