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Muse Entertainment Anagram Poem

We are now in the last month of the inaugural full mistYmuse winter light festival. brightening up the northern hemisphere’s traditionally most difficult months.

mistYmuse Special

Spring seems to have arrived early, with some warmer than average sunny weather the last fortnight, although its forecast to return to normal midweek.

Here’s a little anagrammatic poem-philosophical thought, using the letters I-a-s-s-u-m-e on three lines; something like the 121 reflections in my second poetry collection.

I assume
as I muse
I amuses

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Poem about Poetry Day’s Creation Valuation

Marc Latham’s newest Folding Mirror poem is about the creation of poetry, and how it would be nice to earn a living from creating a poem a day, written in an hour, and have the rest of the day off; especially in the current British heatwave!

Marc thinks that a mirror poem should be enough work for the day, but posting for free means no money; luckily, circadian rhythm provides second opportunity

Valmiki, a contemporary of Rama composes the R...
Valmiki, a contemporary of Rama composes the Ramayana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Morning Motion, Circadian Creation

Wake Up!
fresh mind
new day
coupla coffees
write a poem
thinking that one
day’s work done

posted for free, earning no money

stay on computer
finding more writing
fiction or journal
midday meal
nap refresher
second wind
Cyclic Rhythm°

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of...
English: Diagram illustrating the influence of dark-light rythms on circadian rythms and related physiology and behavior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Fawlty Towers, Muse and AC/DC in Werewolf of Oz

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Thank Godzilla it’s Friday! We feel the need to escape the human world today, so here’s the second episode this week of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

This episode sees the travelling quintent heading north-east, on the final straight of their epic Ozyssey. Hopefully it contains lots of laughs, as Fawlty Towers returns to the script, and Angry Bonzo / Dandelion Cordial (AB/DC) get a surprise gig.

A literary nonsense poem leads into episodes with some of my favourite poems of the whole book… but for now, here’s a cool episode full of music and mirth:

72.  ANGRY BONZO ROCK GEELONG WITH WERE SONG 

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We headed inland from Port Fairy as the sun rose to illuminate it; making the port and sea look magical. After that, we careered through Kirkstall; hurtled past Hawkesdale, and then sped down to Simpson. I thought our ol’ friends the Simpsons might be there, but there was no sign of them. It was quite a relief that Bart wasn’t there! Cathy upped the pace along the south coast, and her spirit seemed to rise a little with each step.

Maintaining speed to Torquay,
caused frazzled fatiguey
so we stopped for tea
at the hotel Fawlty.

Basil Fawlty
Basil Fawlty (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Fawlty reminded me of the Hotel Tazmania, which had reminded me of Fawlty Towers. The owner seemed quite confused when I asked for a Werewolf salad; not seeming to know how to make one. I told him it was similar to a Waldorf salad, and he seemed to remember making one of those before. We enjoyed the south coast snack.

Geelong is GGood for a Sing-Song

Our bellies full, we headed north-east to Geelong. The name ‘Geelong’ reminded me of Green and me when we are together, because our initials are a sort of long Gee: a GG.

Telephantasm
Telephantasm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We called in a rock bar called Geelong Goodbye for dinner, as it advertised that Muse was playing there that night. We wolfed down a big meal in time for the band, but they didn’t appear as scheduled. A couple of hours passed, with the crowd waiting patiently. Then it was announced that Muse had phoned saying they were being sucked into a Supermassive Black Hole, so they weren’t going to be able to make it; they were sending their apologies as the line went dead.

I could relate to their predicament after my space flight over to Oz; I’d had a couple of near misses myself.

Angry said the band not turning up meant he wasn’t going to be amused.

Time Is Running Out (Muse song)
Time Is Running Out (Muse song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was worried he was going to start raging, and asked him to remain cool if possible, but then he pointed out it was a joke: Muse, amused. I saw the funny side then and laughed… with a mixture of humour and relief.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise in the end; Muse’s cancellation, not Angry’s joke; because Angry and Bonzo volunteered their services, and then played a tasty first performance as Angry Bonzo / Dandelion Cordial.

The crowd lapped up the bluesy rock beats, and one song was inspired by my recent werewolf poem. The chorus went something like this:

Beware of wereies?
Wereies cuss berries?
The most precocious of wereies?
No! Be cautious of berries.

When the Geelong Goodbye closed, we called in a nearby pub called the Duck and Drake for a nightcap.

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Notes 

Fawlty Towers was set in Torquay, England, and there is also a Torquay, Victoria; but it doesn’t have a Fawlty as far as the author knows.
In Fawlty Towers’s Waldorf Salad episode (season 2/episode 3, 1979) Basil struggles to make a requested Waldorf salad.
Muse and song (Supermassive Black Hole).
Christopher McCandless died after eating berries while living in the wild; Jon Krakauer adapted his journal for the Into the Wild book.

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werewolf of oz book cover

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Experimental Poem Images Words Mind Inspiration

Always trying to bring new developments in Folding Mirror poetry, Marc Latham’s latest poem uses images in the first half and text in the second.
So instead of two mirroring halves of text either side of a folding middle line, there are three images above and three lines of text below; either side of an image and line of text.
Hopefully the images and text tell the story of how inspiration for a poem strikes (the muse); with the images in the top half metaphors for the working of the mind told in the text in the bottom half. The images and words hopefully mirror each other either side of a folding middle line of image and text.
The poem therefore describes being inspired by the muse after being inspired by the muse in images and words, so there are multiple layers of mind and art contained in the short poem.
Poetic interpretations of images are called ekphrastic poems; this poem combines the images and descriptions within the poem, so it’s semi-ekphrastic or mirror-ekphrastic (new poetry form?).
The bottom half also structures the lines into two-by-two word-first-letter combinations, such as two Ts and two Cs in the first line. Here it is:

Imagination Inspires, Physical Produces

am

am2

bird

a wheel

turned thoughts channel cascade

winged words fly free

dawning descending heating hand

fingers form inscribed ideas

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Grey Muses on Missing Muse to be not Amused

 

Muse
Image via Wikipedia

Hi, it’s Grey. We’re still waiting for clearance to bring the last Werewolf of Oz blog into the Greenygrey world, so in the meantime I thought I’d tell you how I remembered something I forgot to include in one of my original blog posts.

Muse on Planet Rock

I was about to turn Planet Rock radio off a couple of days ago, when they announced that Muse were up next. I’m not a big Muse fan, they’re okay as far as I’m concerned, but I thought that if I was a big Muse fan and was going to miss their track I’d be doubly not amused. Get it?
It reminded me that I didn’t get Angry’s joke when he said something like that in the Geelong Goodbye, and I hadn’t included it in that Werewolf of Oz post. The second half of that blog now reads:

 

Geelong is GGood for a Sing-Song

Our bellies full, we headed north-east to Geelong. The name ‘Geelong’ reminded me of Green and me when we are together, because our initials are a sort of long Gee: a GG.

We called in a rock bar called Geelong Goodbye for dinner, as it advertised that Muse was playing there that night. We ate a fine dinner in time for the band, but there was no sign of them. A couple of hours passed, and then it was announced that they’d phoned just before being sucked into a Supermassive Black Hole, meaning they couldn’t make it.

Angry said that the band not turning up meant he wasn’t going to be amused. I was worried he was going to start raging, and asked him to remain cool if possible, but then he pointed out it was a joke: Muse, amused. I saw the funny side then and laughed… with a mixture of humour and relief.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise in the end; Muse’s cancellation, not Angry’s joke; because Angry and Bonzo volunteered their services, and then played a tasty first performance as Angry Bonzo / Dandelion Cordial.

The crowd lapped up the bluesy rock beats, and one song was inspired by my recent werewolf poem. The chorus went something like this:

Beware of wereies?
Wereies cuss berries?
The most precocious of wereies?
No!: Be cautious of berries.

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Poem Musing about the Muse

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain
Image via Wikipedia
Marc Latham had a thought in the shower, remembering how he’d lost other such ideas, and managed to remember the idea that he’d lost other such ideas.  It inspired this poem:
When the Muse has no Consideration
start of shower
budding seeds
sprout into mind
soap and wash
whirling water, restless mind
rinse and dry
down the plughole
lost harvest
to sewer waste