Friday, June 1, 2012

FormForAll: On Free Verse, etc. • fish gotta fly

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fish gotta fly

Created for dVerse Poets Pub FormForAll, where Samuel Peralta's (aka Semaphore1) remarkable prompt On Free Verse, Picasso, and Yachting is all about "collecting tools, and bending the rules." I elected to bend the rules of the Tanka form for my free verse. It is incorporated into a short video that I shot of a piece of neighborhood art....a simple delight found around the corner from our house.



Dave King said...

I very much like what you have done here.

Bodhirose said...

I love the reference to the fish "pole dancing"...yes, they are pole dancing. Enjoyed your video and your creativity...thanks.

Gayle ~

Rob-bear said...

Lydia, I am not adverse to free verse in diverse situations. Including those

On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin'-fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!

(Thus, Rudyard Kipling)

Such a marvellous post to help people start their day! Very good, you!

It is Friday and it is sunny and warm (thus an inherently virtuous day), meaning people can work while they play — by taking their computers out on the front lawn, or something like that.

Blessings and Bear hugs, whilst I go elsewhere to wax lyrical. And be playful (even if I am depressed).

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Those are cute fish. My cats would love them, ha!

Claudia said... me some flying fish...really gotta swing and pole dance...ha..i like

Brian Miller said...

a little love by the fishin hole is not a bad thing you know...smiles...this has an enchanting rhythm to it reminds me a bit of the line from nemo...haha

Anonymous said...

love the idea of the pole dancing... cool way to do this.

Anonymous said...

love the idea of the pole dancing... cool way to do this.

Heaven said...

I love how fun you made of this fish tanka ~ Enjoyed the video art display ~ Happy Friday ~

Fireblossom said...

Lookit that! They *do* got to fly! I love that they pole dance too. :-)

Lydia said...

Dave King~ Oh, thank you for saying that!

Gayle~ I am pleased you enjoyed it.

Rob-bear~ I am sorry you are depressed. Wish these fish had erased all that for you, but I'm glad you had some fun here...and am especially glad to be reminded of the Mandalay song!

Marbles in my Pocket~ Thank you. :)

Amber Lee~ Ha! Now when I walk by I must look to see if the people who live there have cats in the window. I haven't seen any outside there.

Claudia~ I am so glad that you like!

Brian~ Didn't those fish look like they were lovin' at the end of the video! Thanks for your comment and you are sending me off to check out that Nemo line.

awakenedwords~ Pleased you enjoyed. Thank you.

Heaven~ Oh, that is great: fish tanka! You clever girl. :)

Fireblossom~ Why, yes they do! Thanks. :)

susan said...

Very clever and a very pretty setting as well.

Lydia said...

susan~ Have been away from blogging for a couple of days so just found your comment. Thank you. :)



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