Thursday, 16 September 2010

Poetry Bus - Don't Feed the Pixies Challenge

Due to unforseen disasters, Don't Feed the Pixies has asked me to post his challenge for the Poetry Bus.  Note, the is HIS challenge, not mine (mine would have had 62% more otters in it)..

Usual toot, when you've done yer pome, leave a comment here and I'll do the linkies on Monday next.

Anyway...... over to Don't Feed The Pixies...

Hi y'all in Blogging land - just a message from us Pixies from beyond the grave. Don't Feed The Pixies is no more and I'm not sure what is going to happen long term regarding blogging right now: too much going on in my head. I will, however, stick to the few outstanding commitments I have and post the Poetry Bus challenge via a willing helper :)

This week I would like you all to write a pome suitable for a non-denominational wedding. In this country the law is quite clear that you can't mention God or religion at all unless you have a wedding at a church/synagogue/mosque etc - so no naughty mentioning of God.

Secondly - from personal preference, nothing too tacky, cheesy or ott sentimental - we're looking for a gentle warming of the cockles of the heart here. I'm hoping that someone will be kind enough to collate the pomes and send copies on to myself - but here's my effort below. It doesn't have a name (aww).

Though we walk through fields of fire
Our skins shall not be burned
Through the cold may soon surround us
We shall keep each other warm
Though the winds of change may shift our course
I think that you should know
Wherever you may travel now
My heart will surely go

In the ever changing seasons
You are constant, you are known
In a world of such confusion
You will never be alone
Though our feet may yet be taken down
New paths that we don’t know
Wherever you may travel now
My heart will surely go

Wherever you may travel now
My heart will surely go

*** PLEASE NOTE: the above is Don't Feed the Pixies's poem, not mine (much as I would like to claim it as my own) ***

Early Birds for the bus.....

Jeanne Iris flutters in first - here.

Peter Goulding bags a seat by the door here.

Doctor FTSE Avows here.

Heather warns us not to forgetti the confetti here.

Rachel is giving us tree-love here.

Jinksy gives us tragedy here.

... and then cheers us up here.

Bug is giving one of her cousins a gift here.

Titus gives it to us Romford-stylee here.

Niamh is giving us a taste of lurve here.

Muse Swings in the hurricane season here.

TotalFeckinEejit finds an unconventional love here.

Mrs Trellis is here.

Swiss is here.

Lydia is here.

Helen is here.

Enchanted Oak is here.

Argent finally gets going here.

Erratic Thoughts is a naive passenger here.

Izzy has hit 'post' and is here.

32 comments:

  1. Such a specific challenge! Good thing there's the weekend for inspiration to live up to your lovely example.
    I hope the unforseen disasters can be cleared up and allow you to blog again!

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  2. Now that is a toughie, especially with the "nothing too tacky, cheesy or ott sentimental" rider.
    Nice to remotely hear from you, best wishes and I particularly liked the new paths section. I hate the song "Don't Go Changing" or whatever it's called because it is a cry for stasis. And no clever conversation! Pants.

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  3. So who wrote the one on this post? Pixies or Argent? I really like the refrain
    x

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  4. The poem was written by Don't Feed the Pixies. I haven't gotten my finger out yet.

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  5. I just love that poem and can hear it sung to lovely music. Hopefully, the unforeseen disasters will transform into something more positive.
    My post is up here:
    http://www.revolutionaryrevelry.blogspot.com

    Take care now! xo

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  6. oooh hard. Must read DFTP's pome over and over to glean some help from it.

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  7. Wedding without tacky, world without end!

    such a challenge this week ....

    Wherever you may travel now, my heart will surely go ... great lines!!!

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  8. Bags I'm near the door in case there's a grushie. I'm up - http://stammeringpoet.blogspot.com/2010/09/marital-poetry-bus.html

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  9. An unusual challenge. A response posted here

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  10. Love your poem Argent - just going to post mine now.

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  11. And here's my go.
    http://crowd-pleasers.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-love-is-like-big-big-tree-more.html
    x

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  12. Lovely poem from DFTP! Here's mine: http://danabugseyeview.blogspot.com/2010/09/poetry-bus-attends-wedding.html.

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  13. That's me, Argent, here;
    http://titusthedog.blogspot.com/2010/09/farewell-pixies-this-is-your-bus.html

    Love to the Pixies.

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  14. I'm posting Monday morning ... you will find me here:

    http://woonietest.blogspot.com/2010/09/round-trip-on-the-bus.html

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  15. yes the refrain is fab on that, I'm on board now.

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  16. Fun! If I may, I will post a poem written for a wedding anniversary.

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  17. Psssst . . . MuseSwings . . . so will I! You beat me to it. Mine is here.

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  18. I am huffing and puffing catching up with the bus again this week. Posted a poem I wrote to my husband for our wedding 15 years ago.

    Thanks for driving, Argent. And Pixies, your poem is perfection! Great to have you back.

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  19. Oops, forgot the link - which is HERE!

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  20. http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2010/09/poem-for-celebrants.html

    I had the Celebrant in mind when I wrote mine.

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  21. don't know what's goin' on ... but I can't seem to get the link to my post to work ....

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  22. Apologies to Lydia - I mucked up her link in the list. It's fixed now so you can easily navigate to her lovely pome.

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  23. And Helen's link now points to the correct Poetry Bus entry. Doh!

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  24. I know I am late, but I am still shamelessly waving my ticket. Hope you see it Argent.

    http://myintuitivemind.blogspot.com/2010/09/naive-passenger-for-poetry-bus.html

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  25. OK, managed to park the bus in a lay-by on the A45 for a few minutes to scribble my own entry. You can find it here.

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  26. especially enjoy the echo of the last line!

    late because I thought I hit post and didn't apparently-

    http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2010/09/poetry-bus-wedding.html

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  27. Cool poem by DFTP. Thanks for co-hosting thisweek.Neato!

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