Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." (Ray Bradbury)

Photos by Marian Kent

On this and every Tuesday in the Imaginary Garden, the rules are simple: Share a poem with us, and visit others during the week.

Share * Read * Comment * Enjoy

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Not What We came To See ~ Micro Poetry


The Projectionist’s Nightmare

This is the projectionist’s nightmare:
A bird finds its way into the cinema,
Finds the beam, flies down it,
smashes into a screen depicting a garden,
a sunset and two people being nice to each other.
Real blood, intestines, slither down
the likeness of a tree.
“This is no good,” screams the audience,
“This is not what we came to see.”

Brian Patten
Liverpool, UK

Today is the day we put the "mini' back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence). You may choose your own form or stick to free verse, if preferred.

This weekend, our frame of reference is 'This is not what we came to see...' quoted from Brian Patten's poem, The Projectionist's Nightmare.  Follow the link given above to Patten's website where more of his work is available to read.

I look forward to reading a number of short poems, from Saturday through to Monday. The link does not expire, so please feel free to write more than one poem, and a return to comment on poems linked later would be appreciated.