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.