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. And I have something extra special in store for today’s challenge.
|This image from wiki commons blends
elephants and the French Quarter.
World-blending is the practice of combining elements from contrasting places, times, cultures, or beliefs into a piece of art or literature. World blending can result in the creation of an entirely new genre or movement (think steam punk!). And today, you’re going to get try it out for yourself.
I am asking you to write a poem that incorporates elements from different worlds. The blend you choose is up to you. Your poem could be about a stone age jazz quartet, or maybe you want go more subtle and instead weave in imagery of Joan of Arc and jazzercise.....the possibilities are endless. I have provided a few pictures to inspire and intrigue your muses.
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...
|This street installation by Banksy blends the fairy tale of Cinderella with the tragic life of Princess Diana.
|This photo blends Abraham Lincoln with the science of Ghost Bustin'.
|Modern London air space filled with Zeppelins.