Midweek Motif ~ Weird
"We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weidness-- and call it love-- true love."---Robert Fullghum, True Love
"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted"---Martin Luther King
"It's weird not to be weird"---John Lenon
Some people always think outside the box, and are recognized as being different, unique or even weird by the rest of the world.Such 'weirdness' is very important, inspiring and joyful to them.
May be we all have our own little quirks that sometimes make us visualize the commonplace world crossing the boundary of ordinary in a moment of transformation.
Wear that weird vision and write a poem. It may be about a place, person, dream, path, mood, habit, incident, fear or anything you might attach weirdness to.
A few poems to inspire you:
by Shel Silverstein
Birds are flyin' south for winter.
Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,
Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',
Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.
He says, "It's not that I like ice
Or freezin' winds and snowy ground.
It's just sometimes it's kind of nice
To be the only bird in town."
by Charles Simic
This strange thing must have crept
Right out of hell.
It resembles a bird's foot
Worn around the cannibal's neck.
As you hold it in your hand,
As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird:
Its head which like your fist
Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.
Discord in Childhood
by D. H. Lawrence
Outside the house an ash-tree hung its terrible whips,
And at night when the wind arose, the lash of the tree
Shrieked and slashed the wind, as a ship's
Weird rigging in a storm shrieks hideously.
Within the house two voices arose in anger, a slender lash
Whistling delirious rage, and the dreadful sound
Of a thick lash booming and bruising, until it drowned
The other voice in a silence of blood, 'neath the noise of the ash.
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(Next week Susan's Midweek will be ~ Saint / Saintliness)