This week’s dVerse prompt was a real head-scratcher to start off with for me – the mysteries of more experimental poetry (flarfing, anyone?!) almost beat me into submission. But hey! I don’t give up that easily.
I would like to thank the guy who sat next to me on the train for leaving a copy of the free magazine ‘ShortList’ on his seat (along with the Evening Standard, an empty bottle and a crisp packet), because it provided the perfect tool with which to craft my random word assortment below.
I chose each right hand page and circled one phrase that caught my eye, no thinking involved. It’s experimental, it makes no sense and yet creative in a non-writing way! Such fun!
Please visit the other experimental types who have taken on the challenge – the Mister Linky tool on the dVerse post will take you there. Enjoy the ride!
– Awl Rites Reversed –
YOU CAN ALSO FIND US HERE
The men that strut around like peacocks
GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALADS (1937)
Can’t wait for the helloweekend
‘DAY OF THE DEAD’ TEQUILAS
HAIL THE UNKNOWN KING OF COMEDY
>Ford SYNC with Voice Control
WHY JUDGING THINGS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE
To watch the social
The Sixties’ Mayfair set
Making life that little bit more interesting
TRUE BRITISH CHARACTER
Become a Graphic Designer
Combat daily face torture
On DVD & Blu-ray
The world’s toughest job interview
Now this is football
The Black Hole is Hardcore 5150
VIGILANCE NOT VIGILANTISM
The Acceptable Goatee
You need 10-20 percent more water
I’ve seen the future
Now’s Your Chance
28 thoughts on “Awl Rites Reversed – dVerse Meeting the Bar”
GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALADS … haha… how cool is that… i’m glad you gave it a try…and yeah i agree.. it is much fun.. and it also makes us look at things with fresh eyes… love the origami helmet as well…
Ha! Interesting images here… Giraffes on horseback salads was one of the most harrowing images, I can imagine. Oh! I am still thinking about it. 🙂
Thank you, HA! 🙂
origami helmet…i like that…ha…and i wanna sign up to be a coffee pioneer just saying…smiles…..oo my chance my chance….smiles…this was fun
A coffee pioneer does sound like a great job! I’m pleased you enjoyed it!
Freya, what a great ‘found’ poem. It is amazing what one can find just by looking in the least likely places. >KB
Thank you – yes, it was such fun to put together!
Very creative….a fascinating read 😉
Thank you, Morgan 🙂
Origami helmet ~ Creative verses & wicked word play ~
I was lucky to have such a piece of inspiration laid in my lap 🙂
The men that strut around like peacocks
Very entertaining phrase combinations, good eye to pick up these evocative phrases! Nicely done!
It was utterly random, believe me. Thank you!
SOme phrases POP but not as much as the eerie event that left the poem on the seat next to you. Talk about found objects!
I know – Halloween ghosts were obviously at work 🙂
Wow – Susan said it too – this is some found poem found under co-incidental circumstances – words take on resonance, change meanings, look different, images transform – the helmet like Hermes’ own flies away with your head after your folded it from the magazine on the seat so that it would fit your head. How cool is that!?
Utterly cool! It just goes to show, inspiration is everywhere! 🙂
Now that is experimental – good fun.
Indeed it was! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks for sharing how you did this, it makes it all the more fun to read. Well done!
Thank you! 🙂
Definitely in the spirit of chance/conceptual poetry–especially the “chance” finding of your source material.
It just goes to show, when needs must…!
Like the ending notes, you have truly seen the future! …….smiles
Hahaha, this was a laugh and a half. I’m so happy to hear that you decided to try it out and enjoyed the process. One of the great things this piece did for me on a conceptual level was make me appreciate how much my brain filters noise to create meaning and how much fun random association can be as a counterpoint. Thanks for joining us!
Yes, we do indeed filter out the noise – I think it’s part of our drive to create order out of chaos. It was great fun to do 🙂