Thursday, December 1, 2016

Out of Standard - Future/Tense


Gates of St. Louis Cemetery No.1 - Image copyrighted, Isadora Gruye Photography.

Greetings Garden Dwellers and welcome to the Out of Standard, where I set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme and find new places in the everyday. 

On November 8th, the next President of the United States was selected by the electoral college. This choice has sparked uncertainty in many of us. And look, many of us have feelings about this. We are future/tense. Bringing me to today’s prompt theme:

Future/tense

That’s it. You get to interpret and write to this theme any way you choose. You don’t have to make this about politics, if you’re tuckered out on the topic. Or you can make it all about politics if post election anxiety has got a hold of your pen.

The platform is yours, the mic is warm.


So go now, my muddy buddies, and bring us back something shiny and new.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Tuesday Platform



We'll burn all of our poems
Add to God's debris
We'll pray to all of our saints
Icons of mystery
We'll tramp through the mire
When our souls feel dead
With laughter we'll inspire
Then back to life again 

-- Patti Smith, from “April Fool” 

On this and every Tuesday in the Imaginary Garden, the rules are simple: Share a poem with us, and visit others during the week. Everyone is welcome!