Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Out of Standard: Future Sailors


The Mighty Boosh, alive.  Courtesy of Wiki Commons.





Greetings Garden Dwellers.  Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme.  I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday, but caution: there will be a twist is a twist.  Let’s move onward to September’s challenge...

FUTURE SAILORS

Folks, sometimes it’s most difficult to find inspiration in the absurdly sublime.  So for this month’s out of standard, I am calling upon the most ridiculously awesome thing I know....The Mighty Boosh.   

The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy troupe featuring comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.  They have developed a TV series for the BBC, a radio show, and this October they are reuniting for  a comedy tour.  And yet despite the abundance of Boosh material, today’s challenge will focus on one short bit:  Future Sailors.  Below is a clip and the lyrics to an original Boosh Song.  


The Challenge:
Write a poem using any of the Future Sailor’s lyrics EXCEPT the lines I have stricken through...those were too standard.  You must use the whole line of lyric and not just one word.  Go ahead, my muddy buddies, let the brilliance of electro and futuristic sea shanties invade you brain meats and bring us back something startling, shiny, and new.





Future sailors
We're future sailors
Electronic castaway
Digital stowaway
Cyborg sea-dog,
Tell me what you dream of
Future sailors
Oh yeah!

Future sailors
Oh yeah!
Robot starfish
Nylon admiral


KEEP IN MIND 
Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.   




17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Um, how could something we've previously written possibly be construed to fit this theme, Izy?
Something that previously happened, but never made it into poetry, might fit the theme, however.
Going to sleep on it, too tired to write tonight, and the dog is snoring happily behind me.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

Goodness, I thought what the...It is hilarious.

Kay L. Davies said...

I lied, apparently. I wrote it tonight, posted before midnight Mountain Standard Time. NOW going to go to bed. Dog hasn't stopped snoring.
K

Kerry O'Connor said...

Avaunt thee from my sight, you cyborg dog!

I dunno. It's kind of Shakespearean.

;-)

Lolamouse said...

This reminds me of Flight of the Conchords! Hilarious!

Hannah said...

That was fun and I even brought in the sevenling that some of us were talking about yesterday!!

Thank you, Izy!!

Ella said...

I want a cyborg sea dog! lol

Debi Swim said...

Shiver me timbers - this was a hoot.

Mama Zen said...

This was fun!

Susan said...

Ships! Futures! So many images!

Marian said...

okay, i have no idea what the hell i just wrote but at least i was able to string some words together, so that's progress. thanks, Izy :)

Fireblossom said...

I don't do Brit. Sowwy!

wkkortas said...

I apologize.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@Marian.. Yours made a lot of sense to me, especially the question:

What are we supposed
to do now?

Margaret said...

Somehow I managed to twist this into something not so "out" there :) This was NOT easy... until I questioned my 5 year old about it. :)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely Stuff - Thanks Izzy.
Anna :o]

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Came back here to say excellent response to the prompt Marian.
Anna :o]