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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chandelier





That this video by Sia has been viewed nearly a billion times doesn't make it any less fascinating or poetic. I just love this, truly. And hope you find some inspiration here.

ENJOY--BE INSPIRED--WRITE--SHARE

18 comments:

Marian said...

Hi Everyone, thought you'd be interested in the news that Emily Dickinson's bedroom at her homestead has been renovated, pretty cool: https://www.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2015/10-2015/node/616807

Carol Campbell said...

Loved this prompt! Thank you!

Hannah said...

I've been meaning to go see what Sia is all about...I'm so glad you featured this, Marian...truly inspiring!

cosmos cami said...

Now I want to visit even more. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a beautiful video. I wrote a poem inspired by it last year, (which I cannot find on either blog....sigh...)

:)

brudberg said...

What a video.. I have heard Sia many times... but I have to admit, it has more been in the background. Hmm let's see what I will come up with.

Fireblossom said...

I had never heard of Sia until just now. I had to look up her age--she's 39! She looks about ten in the video, which made it seem not a little disturbing.

Ella said...

Thank you, Marian! I hope to give this one a try~ I hope everyone is thriving and doing well in the garden!

Ella said...

Fireblossom-The girl in the video is eleven.
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/Modern-Parenthood/2014/0512/Maddie-Ziegler-in-Sia-video-Right-choice-for-an-11-year-old

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Ella, so I'm not crazy, but now I'm back to being disturbed.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone,

Hope you're having a wonderful week :D sharing my poem "Chandelier" hope you guys like it :D

Thank you Marian for this lovely opportunity, this one's for you :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the challenge Marian...great song/video

brudberg said...

I came across this video... yes it's even more disturbing but maybe a little satisfactory too..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWZGAExj-es

Marian said...

Sorry I've been absent, hellish week(s) for me culminating in a huge work deadline today. I'll be around to read later today and on the weekend.
The video IS disturbing (though gorgeous and what talent!) and that's why I like it so much. If I'm able to get a poem from this it ain't gonna be no stroll in the park, this brings up really dark images for me. (So not crazy, FB!)
Glad everyone is here and I can't wait to read what you've all written. M.

angieinspired said...

thanks for this prompt as it got me out of my slump

Helen said...

The video, the music ~ mesmerizing. I am a new fan.

Susan said...

This song haunted me after watching it here, so I finally gave in. I hope there was no word limit!

Spacerguy said...

I believe fascinating is the apt word to describe the video but you beat me to it.