Surreal Good Times

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As I’ve mentioned before, I love looking at the search engine terms that bring people to this blog. My readers use so many lovely and interesting phrases, I can’t resist turning them into another poem. If you have a blog or website, these search terms can be a source of found words for the exercise I describe in my Sandbox Challenge #6. Big thanks to you searchers for supplying me with phrases for this piece.

The only words I’ve added: I, I’m, on, my, and:

I paint love falling apart poems
on monkey writing paper,
collages with words and pictures:
black cat shadow images,
abstract gray waves,
rainbow drops on dancing hands.

I paint hair like autumn leaves,
rays of light striking metal sculptures,
hands with love writing on them.

I’m waiting for white flower movie curtains,
my joy growing.

I don’t exist, I’m just a part of your imagination.

By the way, the title of this post is another phrase that brought someone here.

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6 Responses to “Surreal Good Times”

  1. 1 slacker-chick October 19, 2009 at 10:04 am

    “For a surreal good time call Sandy 555-1234” that’s how I think of you too! ;-> What an amazingly lovely little poem you created out of search engine terms.

  2. 3 Heather Conroy October 19, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I love where you found your inspiration and the way you put it together. Beautiful.

  3. 5 K a b l o o e y October 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I agree with Rochelle and Heather — that was amazing. Really terrific. Believe me, a poem written by me would be too short to turn into a haiku, and I don’t know a shorter form. And once again, you choose such great photos. Yesterday’s was so good I was making people look at it on my phone. (Which I’m sure the photographer would really say captures her work as it was meant to be seen. NOT.)

    • 6 stranglingmymuse October 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm

      Hmmmmm….should I mention you’ve posted quite a few haikus elsewhere on this blog…?

      I’m glad you like the poem. I’m not sure how much credit I can take, because many of those lines were complete search phrases: “love falling apart poems,” “monkey writing paper” (I love that one!), even the last line — “I don’t exist, I’m just a part of your imagination” — was one I used as it appeared in my list of search terms. I’m not always sure how some of these phrases bring people here, but I’m glad they do!

      As for photos, I really have fun picking them out. I’m glad you enjoy them!


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