Making Some Sense . . . and Some Nonsense!
Word & Question went on hiatus for a year, but it is back now with a totally new bunch of players. But those who remember the old days know that one thing hasn't changed at all: I'm still posting stuff late and backdating it. My muse is many things, but he is not punctual.
By the way, one of the things he is, is odd. I hope that's okay with you all . . .
Question: May I join in?
It troubled me, I'd never heard
The song of a real mockingbird
But having listened, now I know
Why Lee's novel is entitled so
And that's as far as I can go
I confess I've also never read
Whether the bird does end up dead
Someday I'd like to join the ranks
Of those who store in memory banks
The answer, while I just draw blanks
Until then, friends, "No spoilers, thanks!"
The challenge that "mockingbird" presented to me this week reminds me of a former regular who loved to use the names of flowers as her word prompts. I dreaded ending up with them because flowers and I have never been more than passing acquaintances. (I still think my poem for "hyacinth" is my weakest submission.) Well, what I've learned is that birds and I are even less friendly with each other. LOL! And the above was almost a poem about anthropomorphic birds before it occurred to me to listen to some birdsong recordings on YouTube and I realised that what I was planning to make the mockingbird do was like making Il Volo cover One Direction. (Yeah, I can't believe it's been done, either.) I'm that jaded town mouse Horace warned you about.
But I don't mean to be ungracious to the prompt provider. I think it's good to be stumped now and then--and I like seeing what I can produce in extremity. (I am kind of happy about my poem for "ragweed.") I've also noticed that when W&Q games become a regular thing and players get to know each other better, they deliberately start picking prompts they hope will freak the others out. LOL! Ah, good times . . . If that sounds like something you'd like to do, we can meet again in July! ;-)
Now please link up or write your poems in the combox. And if you joined W&Q for the June Giveaway, the Rafflecopter is below, for your convenience. Please also note that I'm still accepting votes for the mini face-off at the end of the Nonsense and Some Sense Verse Smackdown, Round 2--and that can get you another giveaway entry, too!
Brandon -- Saiorse
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