Delores from Under The Porch Light threw everyone for a loop with Words For Wednesday this week. Instead of the usual format which includes using a list of words or a phrase or both if you're a glutton for punishment, she omitted the list of words and gave the participants three phrases to get their creative juices flowing. After participating for several weeks, I finally get it. It really isn't about what a person posts or the amount of talent they exude. It's all about the camaraderie. Those of you who follow Mildred and read excerpts from her rather twisted life, know that flowery poetry isn't really Mildred's thing. Well folks! Guess what? Mildred likes flowery poetry, just like she likes painting. She may not be Robert Frost or van Gogh, but I think creativity isn't so much about the finished product as it is about the journey/process. It's more about letting out what's buried deep inside. If that surfaces in a cute poem or a landscape then I say, "let it flow...let those juices seep out and carry you to where you're supposed to go!"
If you'd like to participate, hop over to her Delores' blog and check it out! You just might surprise yourself as much as I've surprised myself. Plus the group is a comprised of people from all walks of life. They are so creatively diverse and supportive of what everyone posts. What a wonderful gift Delores created by bringing together people to share their worlds via written words. Thank you so much, Delores!
The prompt I used this week was the phrase, "giggles and fairy wings".
Not only did I use this phrase in the poem I composed, but if you notice the first letter of the first word in each line also spells g-i-g-g-l-e-s-a-n-d-f-a-i-r-y-w-i-n-g-s.
Giggles and fairy wings
imagination sweetly sings
giggles and fairy wings
golden clouds and jeweled rings.
Lovestruck moments, lovestruck eyes
End with passion, end with strive
singing love songs so contrive
a kingdom withers, a kingdom thrives.
No iron maiden from above
dancing cherubs bring us love
floating lightly hand in glove
angels soaring like a dove.
Inscription reading, wordless gain
ride the lightning like a train
young at heart will remain
with each other no disdain.
Instant karma, instant winner
No food for love or for dinner
Gain in love or grow much thinner
Seething saints and singing sinners.