Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #25 Weird

Picasso's Three Musicians

On the eve of the marshmallow war the lizards sat and ate toast with Cinderella.


Have you ever read a poem that was just weird, something that may only make sense to the poet themselves, something so strange you just have to read it a couple times over? Have you ever looked at a painting and thought what on earth is that? We are looking for the abstract and odd today. Let loose your pen and follow no rules. Poetry and prose already violate the supposed rules of writing now we want you to take it even further.

Write what weirdness comes to mind first. Take your everyday life and what sits right in front of you and turn it inside out. Play with words and things that do not belong together. Place alligators at tea parties and make oranges green.  Make books edible after you have finished reading them and let fish talk.
 Unleash your inner Picasso, Andy Warhol, Tim Burton or Salvador Dali and give us your strange. This is an exercise in creativity and should be fairly simple. The beauty of this idea is as writers we know it won’t make sense and really don’t care.

This should be a fun adventure and we can’t wait to have you share with us your penned oddities.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.



30 comments:

  1. I am freaked marshmallow is over here; I just joined a writing group, finding lots of poets in the mix, may helps us grow. It is call
    #Reverb10 http://www.reverb10.com/ on Thursday I will do two posts. I am stunned, I wrote about Hot chocolate! Now this is weird; I came here after to see if the prompt was up...

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  2. I don't know if I can do weirdness better than Revelation, but I'll try.

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  3. Mine might make sense, but only at the very end.

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  4. cute topic,
    thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. This is a "weird" moment in the life of the tired monk.

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  6. Number two - hopefully this is weird enough...it is about fox crap and Starbucks...oh and an eccentric dude that dresses in monk robes...weirdish?

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  7. I didn't have to go very far to write about this topic, hee hee! It flew off my fingers like it had wings!

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  8. This was just plain fun and just what I needed today,

    Elizabeth

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  9. I hope my latest poem is surreal enough to pass muster...

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  10. It's Weird thats no one told me I had mispelled weird in the title. I was staring at it saying Wierd looks a tad bit weird. Ah never mind I am off to write my own odd verse lol. I have really enjoyed reading the odd tales today.

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  11. I like Weird... Though I spotted the Wierd, I thought it part of the weirdness! LOL

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  12. I think "Observa" is sufficiently weird enough. Very fun prompt.

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  13. I could think of no other individual weirder than this. I love his work and know a bit about him. Since my daughter made us go on the guided three times in Florida.
    Pamela

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  14. Robert,
    I worked hard to compose weirdness.
    This is the result, without any external influences!!!

    Eileen

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  15. I must say I had a fun time with this one. I laugh each time I read it. I wonder what the heck was going through my silly little head. Hope you enjoy. I really have love dthe ones today that I read.

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  16. My second piece reads with the title implied before every sentence.

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  17. I'm glad it doesn't have to make sense. I did have fun though.

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  18. LOL Robert. This is going to prove what people say about poets; we're all weird. :-)

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  19. "The Twilight Sewn" -- stitched together today

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  20. One of my weirder ones but not new. :) Hope you enjoy. I'm going to check out a bunch of the other stuff on here.

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  21. I think my Dadaist indulgences qualify.

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  22. Sweet...weird is definitely cool...can't wait to see what folks have written.

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  23. I can't wait to read all of these. I was reading a book yesterday, Tarot cards kept coming up, so I went in that direction.

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  24. the legacy and mockery
    starts in seed so tiny

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  25. Here's my take on weird. Actually I think it is probably true. Fun reading all these weird wonders!

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  26. This was a fun prompt and so many ideas came to mind..WEIRD ideas. LOL
    http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2010/12/wonderfully-weird.html

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  27. This is a fun prompt. I was thinking of a lot of weird things. :)

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  28. An exceelent prompt. I liked it, celebrating the weirdness that is. And maybe there is sense in nonsense. People should forget themselves for once and indulge in the wonderfullness of nonsense. I have found it to be a great release.

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  29. so happy to be a part of your wonderful community! :)

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