Friday, October 9, 2009

Time for a quickie?







I'm like totally snowed under Dudes And Dudettes, my whole life is like frothy man,far- out, like a boomerang that hovers on the edge horizon ,but won't come back.Ya dig? But the word on the street today peeps is.... 'Can we do it ? YES WE CAN'
'The Poetry Bus' I mean, the anthology. I'm getting stuck in nut-by-nut, bolt-by-bolt. We're gonna build this baby and she's gonna fly like a wordy Birdybus.It all seems a bit daunting and I think it might just kill me , but sheeyat, if you're gonna go, you may as well go with something worth going for.
Rachel Fox http://crowd-pleasers.blogspot.com/ is gonna help, Padhraig Nolan too http://pjnolan.blogspot.com/ and Susan Sanford http://artsparktheatre.blogspot.com/ has kindly offered to do some deadly cool illustrations. Watch this baby fly!



But Monday just won't be Monday without some poetreee so ,Bus Poets , here's a short notice ,off-the-cuff, task. Another photo prompt , I'm going to look for photos now from the TFE vaults and I'll put them on the top of this message.Pick your pic , then post your poem on your blog Monday 12th and leave a comment on mine so we can all link up.Good luck Bus passers and may the gods of diesel powered poetry be with you!

24 comments:

Jeanne Iris said...

Luvs dem quickies! Thanx a million, TFE!

Dominic Rivron said...

I'll be having a go... Hope I come up with something. The poster of the Spanish Civil War vet reminded me of something personal and poignant. My late-ex-father-in-law (a man I had a lot of time and affection for), Paddy McFadden, played a part in getting a war memorial erected in Manchester to members of the International Brigade. (We were very impressed at the time that as a youngster he had known some of the people listed in Christy Moore's "musical war memorial" Viva la Quinta Brigada).

Dominic Rivron said...

Phew! Done, ready to post...

Drama Queen said...

Great work going on there TFE!
And another quickie chore - that's more like it for me. Good idea!

Argent said...

Here's something that might help on the old poet-powered omnibus of dreams. On Saturdays, I join a gang of fellow wordsmiths and we do a piece or two each week. Now the way we register that we've done our thing is by using a widget called Mr Linky. You click on it, put your name and the URL of your piece and it displays it in a handy link list. People can add themselves at any time and the owner doesn't have to do a thing, the submitters do all the work. You can get one here:
http://www.blenza.com/linkies/. I have my bus ticket all ready, seeya Monday!

Heather said...

What an exciting project TFE - something you can really get your teeth into. It will certainly give your plenty to think about. I'll have a go at something based on one of these photos for Monday, but have grave doubts about being up to producing anything for the following week - it's way beyond my capabilities.

Jeanne Iris said...

Dear TFE,

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for your generous and ingenious way of gathering your 'flock' every Monday. Analyzing the statistics of my blog, I've noticed a definite spike every Monday for the past 30 days.

I truly appreciate this activity, for I sincerely believe that without your weekly assignment, my blog would remain an isolated island...and we all know that 'no man (or woman) is one.'

So, I thank thee.

Jeanne

Rachel Fox said...

You said a week off!
I'll try to sneak a quick one...but it will be quick.
x

Titus said...

Bloody hell TFE! Just found this near midnight on Saturday. John McEnroe moment.
I'll try, but may well be back to the five minute challenge (all that time ago ....)

Caio Fernandes said...

Susan Sanford told me about you a couple of times ...
yes she is right .
it is good to come here !!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ne rien, Jeanne.

Totalfeckineejit said...

That's all very interesting Dominic.Where in Manchester is the statue? By coincidence I took the balloon seller on Market Street in Manchester.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Tnax ye DQ, looking forward to reading yours!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks a million Argent that really is a great idea.I'v downloaded the yoke, if it works it will save me hours of fiddling.Free bacon sandwich on the bus as reward!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Yes Heather I'm real excited/daunted by the anthology.And nothing is beyond your capabilities ,the capability you have is more than enough to respond in your way to the film or the Plath poem.Idon't fathom the plath poem at all ,I'm not sure I even like it, but I love the way she reads it and it does affect me to some degree on my own level.A poem is a one to one.Writer to reader, very personal and you will feel it, hear it, read it in your own unique way,no one else can know what that way is except you, and there is the catalyst for your own response,nobody else's.See you on Monday, Bus Poet!

Totalfeckineejit said...

You are welcome Jeanne,I was hoping to get oxygen out there in blogland and cross pollination.Hence posting on the writers own blogs rather than just on mine.
And yes, no person is an island though I fear if I get any fatter I may become one!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Rachel,I lied! Ha, Ha!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Are you serious ? You CANNOT be serious,the ball was on the line, chalk flew up!! When I was a young boy myself and a friend got glared at by a not yet infamous McEnroe for putting him off his serve in no 1 court. Ah fame at such a young age!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Caoi,Susan is cool! Ciao for now, Caoi!

Dominic Rivron said...

Everything about the memorial except a picture of it can be found here:

http://pmsa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/MR/MR-MTH45.htm

It's in Sculpture Hall, Albert Square.

Niamh Griffin said...

Wow, pretty big project you're taking on there! Good luck with it all! ...can't wait to see what poeple write about the top photo with the balloons, it's out there man ;)

Poetikat said...

It's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, so I've been out of town (and away from any civilized form of computer technology). I'll give this a go, but it may not be today. I'll keep you apprized of the result of your inspiration when it hits.

Poetikat said...

Your photo got right under my skin! Got the piece up on my blog now. Thanks for the jolt!

Glennis said...

great pic of the balloon seller, wonder how he manages to hold on to so many balloons without any flying off in to the blue.