Monday, 1 March 2010

TFE's writing prompt

Not writing much this last while so here's one coming at TFE's writing prompt for the Poetry Bus on the after life somewhat slant.

(Taken down for rework)

20 comments:

swiss said...

this made me smile. i;d like my ashes fired up in a maroon but bubbles? i like the sound of that

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

i totally loved this image - i think its exactly what i want done with my ashes when i go...assuming there isn't a passing member of parliament to throw them at!

Genius

Totalfeckineejit said...

Apart from being a lovely poem, it's actually a really good idea! Might go for that, just make sure I'm dead before you burn me, I sleep heavy.

Niamh B said...

beautiful, just beautiful.. :-)

Jayne said...

Lovely poem, I enjoyed reading this. :)

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks everyone. TFE, I'll personally singe your ear-hair for you first and see if you wake, if you like,,

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, a great idea! I think this could really catch on (really!).

Would be good for a postcard or something this poem maybe. I have a vaguely similar one on a card (about being a balloon). They could be friends...penpals even.

x

Poetikat said...

I loved this! Both the poem and the notion are fantastic!
I really liked the bucket with the soapy water and the wooden spoon. And who doesn't love bubbles?

What a fantastic piece!

Brigid said...

That was such a lovely poem and so powerful at the same time, lovely image floating off to the sky

P Nolan said...

Very nice - striking image and genuinely moving.

the watercats said...

I like the idea of this too... hhhmmmmmm... I wonder what the mix ratio would be for something like that.. :-)

NanU said...

A great way to finish a life!

willow said...

Lawrence Welk would love this! Thanks for the smiles.

Peter Goulding said...

Oh my God, I'm going to do it.
My son in particular would think it a brilliant thing to do.
(though knowing my luck, it would start raining)

Titus said...

I'm going to nick "the poetry and the notion" from Kat, because she's right, both were great.

Loved "Incant, if you feel the urge,..." and the whole of the final stanza - "Release me over the river,..."

Karen said...

What a lovely idea! Bubbles are so fragile and beautiful and free! Then they pop, and it's over - a little splash as a reminder that they ever were. Fresh take on the prompt.

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks everyone. Life is very fragile. who doesn't love bubbles

Ann said...

bubbles...that's the way to go. Loved the poem!

Emerging Writer said...

Willow, why would Lawrence Welk like this? I know he was on american tv but that's about it...

Argent said...

What a fab way to go and a fab way to describe it!