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Sunday, June 10, 2007

I've been tagged by Stephen Bess...
The rules of this meme are simple. Look at the snap, what does it inspire you to say? Well, write it then, but only in the form of a poetry verse, and only one line that fits in with the preceding line.

That's it. One line of verse that carries over from the line before, and that is in relation with the picture. Present the poem on your blog as you wish (I've used "bold, italic for my line)

The picture is a hut from southern Africa, probably Lesotho, judging by the style.

Please tag only one person who you think will play along. Clearly say/show whom you've tagged so we may easily follow the poem as it builds up. The poem is done when a "tagee" fails to deliver, or when it reaches twenty-five lines. Whichever comes first. It will then be time to vote on a final and last line (twenty-sixth). I'll ask all "tagees" to offer a last line, and I'll put up a poll on PoƩfrika so people can vote for the last line.

Once it's done, it will appear here (with credits). And, "tagee," if you don't want to play along, or simply can't, please tell your tagger so that he or she may tag someone else. So here is a line, to which you should add yours, and so on. Don't forget to link to your blog (with the first word of your verse). Visitors are welcome to play along in the comments section.

I'm tagging Xavier

The world waited outside for us
With moist grass beneath our feet
Cloaked with years of silent preparation
Silence procrastinates with the wind
The mystery of hope pours across the skin


Harlem Purl said...

OMG. I can't wait to see the rest of the poem. I was already touched by the few lines already written.

Rethabile said...


Stephen Bess said...

Beautiful! Thanks for this. I KNEW that you would be a fantastic addtion. xx

AnnieElf said...

Gorgeous. ". . . hope pours across the skin" gave me chills.

Writer on Board said...

Look forward to seeing the finished poem...looking good...

Ali's Zay said...

It is done. Please visit Lovers Anonymous for my contribution. I enjoyed this very much.

Lyrically speaking said...

Cooooooooool, Xavier responded, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! This will be a beautiful work of art