7:54 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett. He’s good for what ails you.
Hello all! Ready to rock and roll? What’s that? Can we just roll for now? Sure. I know: everyone is in the post-December doldrums. We’ll start with something nice and easy and I’ll throw you in the deep end next week.
Routine is defined as a usual course of action, the beaten path, hum-drum
Have you heard the saying: In a rut? Rut = metaphor: narrow, monotonous routine
With me, so far? Theory [all mine]: December, whether we take part in the holidays or not, is four weeks of colour, song, festivities and festiveness. Then we wake up one morning and it’s January 1st and we are supposed to return to our routines, as if December never happened. Do we wonder why so many of us feel grey and uncreative. Being winter in our hemisphere doesn’t help.
Jot notes on the following: How important is routine? When is it good; when is it bad? What happens when routine is broken? How do you feel when something usual and expected doesn’t happen? What does that say about us, our lives, our world?
Look over your notes, ponder, and choose the truth you want to convey about routine. Convey this truth in a poem that shows what you want to tell us.
If you want to rock a little, consider, given the meaning of routine, writing the poem in a form that matches, and therefore supports and complements what you say.
That’s it. When you have a poem, post it on your blog and return here to give us a link. Then, come back in a few days and see what others have written. If you have a question, ask. Remember that there is no wrong way to approach this. The objective is a poem, any poem that your brain allows to happen. Follow that tangent. Who knows what may happen.
I will see you Thursday for a State of the Blog address; Friday for the roundup of prompts; and next Tuesday for a found prompt.
Happy writing, everyone.
Bonus track bless his 64 year old heart.