Renaissance Fair

I fervently believe that our natural creativity, given free rein, can unlock all doors and solve all dilemmas no matter how seemingly heavy or intractable. We can start with whatever is to hand which means we are always ready.

So in that spirit I offer this acrostic poem – a response to the Daily Prompt Recreate – to mark the start of a series of posts where I will try to weave the random words that WordPress throws at me into a coherent narrative. Each will be a 100 word story linked in some way to the previous one.

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E.M Forster

R uins surround you, strongholds returned to rocks.
E ven your wisest words run out like sand.
C ollect those scattered thoughts from the low places.
R eassemble them in new formations to
E ntertain yourself in the long, dark, desolate night.
A t last comes dawn where dreamers meet.
T heatres will play out a thousand and one possibilities.
E verything waits as usual to be imagined into fresh life.

 

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16 thoughts on “Renaissance Fair

  1. I’m with Opher. My immediate thought was Ozymandias. But you took it a step farther, Dave, repurposing the old dude. Glue him back together in odd ways and declare him modern art! 🙂 –Curt

    1. I was going for something along those lines, Curt. Shelley’s poem was written when unrepresentative governments and autocracies were the norm, so the ‘shattered visage’ with its ‘frown, / And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command’ was his satirical warning. We are lucky to have better examples, if we choose to remember them, and can perhaps more easily dream of brighter futures …

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