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, March 31, 2016

Out of Standard - What's My Line

Image courtesy of Meme Generator




Greetings Garden Dwellers.  Welcome back to the 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. So let’s dig in, shall we....

WHAT'S MY LINE

We all have one....that one song lyric we have misheard and believed to be accurate only to find out some time later (and probably after some great debate) that the real lyrics are something else entirely.  

I am asking you to write a poem incorporating the lyrics as you misunderstood them to be. Never misheard a song lyric, or just not getting inspirado from yours?  Feel free to use this list in place of personal experience!

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.  


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


8 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: There's a bathroom on the right. Guilty!

Rommy said...

LOL, it was a toss up between "Excuse me while I kiss this guy" or "Ground Control to Mao Tse Tung".

Gillena Cox said...

what a fun prompt!!!
After mishearing, mis-singing; then understanding the correct words for Magic's 'So Rude' i still like to use my own lyrics. Luv that video

much love...

Kenia Cris said...

Hi Isadora, funny prompt, I have a collection of lines I could have used! If you guys mishear things when English is your first language, you can imagine what it must feel like for me who only speak it as a second. xoxo

Isadora Gruye said...

Rommy...I tried getting to your poem, but alas the link is not working, are you able to repost???? Pretty please?

Outlawyer said...

Hi Izy--I love this post and have scribbled something down, but it's not so great and won't get it up till tomorrow most likely. Thanks for your wonderful energy always. k.

Outlawyer said...

Izy -such a cute prompt. I am posting here and for april 1. k.

Rommy said...

Eek! I'm not sure why that is, but I'll try again :(