Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magpie Tales – Week Twelve On The Bus!


This week I decided to combine my two poetry prompts – Magpie Tales & the Poetry Bus. You can see the Magpie prompt below. The Watercats (click on the link to see the other poets) is driving the poetry bus this week & asked us to write about sex, drugs, rock, and/or roll. I decided to write about rock and roll - & maybe there're some drugs in there too. Who knows? Certainly not this author LOL! I just write 'em – I don't have to understand 'em.




Fish Out Of Water

There's a concert going on
up the street.
Music rushes
over
by
through her
in waves.
A relentless ocean
a relentless pounding
a relentless…ness.
Its own entity.
a being of music
shouting her down
drowning her out
drowning her
in this psychedelic
fishbowl.

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32 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a psychedelic fishbowl, that's an excellent image!.. and a great poem all round, cheers! :-D

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  2. Yes mighty psychadelic fishbowl I have to say, like the drowned outedness towards the end.

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  3. Hey, clever piece combining the two prompts. Cool!

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  4. Ooh! A twofer! I like the repetition of relentless in this and a psychadelic fishbowl, neat!

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  5. Nice one Bug! I like that you say you write 'em but don't have to understand 'em!
    Music can be a beautiful or an alienating thing. You capture that well. Yabba dabba!

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  6. A great contemporary piece-- I think it fits perfectly.

    Joanny

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  7. Being drowned out in a psychedelic fishbowl - love it!

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  8. You brought off this two-fer in great style!

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  9. Omigosh, great image! Wonderful...!

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  10. Drowned by waves of music in a fish bowl. Love it.

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  11. "drowning her in this psychedelic fishbowl" - great imagery. Nice.

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  12. I love how you combined the two (wish I'd thought of it). I really like the waves washing over her. You have definitely caught the feeling that music can bring.

    Kat

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  13. psychodelic fishbowl...i like that...not the drowning part, but...smiles. nicely done magpie!

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  14. Fascinating concept of a fish drowning in sound waves! An immersion of another world...

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  15. Fun, and a wonderfully chosen picture to boot!

    I do sometimes wonder what we look like to fish in bowls. Are we friendly, or menacing giants? Distorted or improved by the glass?

    Wonder the fish-eye-view is like?

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  16. A psychedelic fishbowl - what a great concept! Well done, Bug.

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  17. Psychedelic indeed! Who would have thought? Loved this ......

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  18. A rather clever poem and the words give the picture of just how it was, wonderful imagery.

    Christine

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  19. A being of music..what a trip..really like the rush of this!!

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  20. wow loved it...did you say psycho fish bowl!?!?!? oh just kidding
    loved it

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  21. loved the invented words or ideas...
    creative magpie indeed...

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  22. I can relate to what I think you're saying. "There's a concert going on up the street . . " says to me, it's not going on here where I am. I was not a partier, and sometimes I regretted it. But I'm thinking it's probably for the best when all is said and done.

    But I can party now! :)

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  23. Good one! Sorry to be so repetitive, but this is just brilliant;

    drowning her
    in this psychedelic
    fishbowl.

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  24. Hooked on music, eh? Great image, Bug!

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  25. Dear The Bug: Wonderful combinations: never heard of it put this way quite before: original. Why would one drown in a psychedelic fishbowl of sound? You had to be there. I was there and you were there, man Intense poetry! Love it!

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  26. Music and fish -- a good combination. Check out Schubert's "Trout" Quintet.

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  27. There may not have been any drugs, but I bet she took something. Wonderful imagery!

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  28. Psychedelic fish bowl? YES! Very descriptive.

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  29. I like how in a few lines you have create a clear image and created strong emotions. I like the music rushes over through by her, in waves. Great line!

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  30. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/magpie-tale-the-list-of-magpie-tale-participants/

    mine is up,
    thank you for reading it.
    Happy Wednesday,
    You Deserve Happiness!

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  31. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/sunday-special-awards-for-remarkable-memes-and-participants/

    Meme participation awards,
    Happy Sunday!
    Cheers!

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