Friday, October 8, 2010

Crusader Challenge #1

I sat down to write the other day (tonight, in fact) and the electricity went out. Seriously. I am blogging by candlelight! To top it off, the internet has been down all day... I thought I was going to miss posting this crusade entry, however...

cell phone + data bundle + blue tooth + laptop with battery
+ tech-minded boyfriend = temporary internet access!

So. I sat down to write—right now—and nonsense spewed forth from my normally sane fingertips...

Sweets and Mars
and spun glass jars,
quidditch games
and glitter stars.
Jelly beans
and kings and queens,
rubber ducks
and silver dreams.
Elephant tails
and ghostly wails,
fairy dust
and tasty snails.
Candy canes
And bright blue flames,
little men
with golden manes.
Bang!

I wasn’t sure how to end it. Bang! seemed like a good option :-)

This post of nonsense was inspired by Rachael Harrie’s first Crusader Challenge. Click on over to this post to find out more about the Writers’ Online Platform-Building Crusade. You too could be a part of it!

So let’s just review...

1. Wrote a post beginning with “I sat down to write the other day and...” – check!
2. Included the random words, Mars, quidditch and elephant – check!
3. Link back to the original post – check!
4. Following ALL my fellow crusaders – check!
5. Put a blogroll of the crusaders’ blogs on my blog – check!

Looks like I’m all done! So, from the (literally) darkest tip of Africa, I bid you good night :-)



18 comments:

Rachael Harrie said...

Great post Rachel, love the poem!!! You go gir! :)

Megan K. Bickel said...

Loved it, Rachel!!

Su said...

"Bang!" is a fabulous ending. I may end all my sentences that way from now on. Great poem; I love it!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the ending to that poem! "Bang!" is perfect. :D

Quinn said...

Cute poem! "Bang!" is the perfect ending. Loved it!

That's too bad about your electricity though.

Tessa Quin said...

I love that! I would end with "with golden manes" though - it's a good ending line to a poem.

I'm gonna read it again!

Madeleine said...

A delightful poem. Very enjoyable. Uplifting! :O)

Rachel Morgan said...

Thank you everyone for the comments!

I have a confession about the Bang...
I was scribbling my nonsense into a notebook and began to whine about how I couldn't figure out how to end it. So tech-minded boyfriend looked up from his game of cards (real, tangible cards. No electricity, remember?!) and said, "With a bang?"

Len said...

I love the poem, Rachel! :)

Marieke said...

Apparently I commented on almost none of the posts, shame on me! Loved this! :D

Julie Hedlund said...

Loved that - haven't written for the challenge yet, but this one inspired me!

erica and christy said...

when in doubt, end with a bang. (i'll kee that in mind!) especially when the boyfriend suggests it! could never have been so creative by the light of the candle. great poem! i'm a little late reading it, but better late than never! i'm glad you participated, with or without electricity! christy

L'Aussie said...

Excellent Rachael, loved this crazy poem!

Adina West said...

I love it. Great poem - and the ending with a literal 'bang' has me chuckling at the keyboard.

Good on you for getting the tech-minded boyfriend onto the task of connecting you to the internet despite a blackout! Where there's a will there's a way...

Mohamed Mughal said...

I like the poem. It has a good flow, the images are entertaining and appealing; an ode to absurdism.

Grandpa said...

"Bang!" is how I always feel, or say out loud, whenever I finished writing a new post. It's something like 'bingo!', isn't it?

And you've hit the bullseye here!

Rachel Morgan said...

So glad you're all loving the bang!

Tech-minded boyfriend is feeling very pleased with himself for his popular contribution ;-)

The Weed said...

I had to come by and see your winning post from the first challenge. I'm with everyone else! I love the poem! I would totally have voted for you had I been a crusader WAY back then ;-). You're awesome.