Thursday, 16 December 2010

Get the bad weather tyres on the POETRY BUS



We went past Lady Hill in Wensleydale again today on our way to meet friends for lunch in Hawes (more about that tomorrow) and my goodness me, what a difference a day makes. Now there is a covering of snow all around as we drive through. More snow is forecast and the roads are very dangerous.

But, nothing ventured, nothing gained, the Poetry Bus must drive on Monday come what may. I am the driver this week. Now, as most of you know by now my recent illness has meant that I can no longer drive. Still I shall metaphorically drive the old bus round England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and across the Atlantic - rather like Santa Claus's sleigh the bus can be in many places at once. So here is this week's subject. It is just one word: STAR

Here are just a few suggestions: a star can be a twinkling celestial body; a sphere of gaseous material held together entirely by its own gravitational field; a planet; a comet; a meteor; a gold star on a good piece of work; any five pointed figure; THE Christmas star; Haley's comet; the star on the nose of a horse; Marilyn Monroe type star; the star in a school nativity play; an asterisk. Any of these or any other interpretation you wish to put on it.

All I ask is that if you grab a seat on the bus and post a poem, please let me know. I am useless at links but I will publish a list of all those who participate.
There are a lot of stars out there - so let them shine on Monday please.

36 comments:

Heather said...

The view of Lady Hill looks very different and will probably change many times before winter is over. We just have to take what comes and enjoy getting out and about when we can. I like your choice of subject for the Poetry Bus and will put my thinking cap on. It hasn't been working lately, but I'll see what I can do.

Totalfeckineejit said...

This is great Weaver, I love the stars. Great potential here with symbolism and metaphor and mince pies!

I just put mince pies in because I like them.

Titus said...

And a bit of a star yourself, Weaver! I love a metaphorical drive.
Hoping to be with you...

120 Socks said...

Very timely and interesting, hopefully I'll grab a seat on your metaphorical bus ride!

Niamh B said...

Great prompt!!

I've been wanting to write a star poem for awhile and shied away because I've a nice sun and moon poem and want a decent set, but this will force me to bite the bullet.

Thanks!!

NanU said...

Love the theme, and it looks like frabjous stoat-racing weather over there!
Take it easy!

Peter Goulding said...

Good prompt Weaver - my ticket is here http://stammeringpoet.blogspot.com/2010/12/riding-astral-poetry-bus.html

Golden West said...

I've just been reading the UK Telegraph and it looks like you're in for a white Christmas, Weaver! Stay warm and cozy next to the fire wit the Farmer and Tess. I'll be back to read the poems!

The Bug said...

Here's mine - it turned out to not be as hard as I was afraid it would be.

http://danabugseyeview.blogspot.com/2010/12/poetry-bus-reaches-for-stars.html

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, I didn't think I'd manage something... and then I did it early after all!
http://crowd-pleasers.blogspot.com/2010/12/weavers-starry-bus-great-name-for-band.html

x

Enchanted Oak said...

Thank you for such terse prompt, and seasonal too. You thought of so many potential subjects that I can't think of a single one to add to your list. Wait! How about STARBOARD! STARLINGS, those nasty little birds!
This will be fun. I'll check in later with a starry-eyed ticket.

patteran said...

Lying in the snow, looking up at the stars on http://patteran.typepad.com.
Thanks for the prompt, Pat.

Jeanne Iris said...

Heather,
First of all, I hope this finds you in good health and spirit. A lovely prompt! Thank you!

My post is up here:
http://www.revolutionaryrevelry.blogspot.com

Merry Christmas!

Dave King said...

A bit premature, I fear. I'm not sure what I'll be up to - if anything - over the next couple of days, so I'm on the bus early with what I hope you will accept as a return ticket.
Cracking prompt. Thanks for it!

Gwilym Williams said...

Hello Pat,
More by chance than anything I've just posted a poem - The Moonants. I don't know if it counts. More than once I've caught a wrong bus.
But anyway there you are.
All the best,
Gwilym (today's high: -5°C)

annell said...

Here's my ticket. http://somethingsithinkabout-annell-annell.blogspot.com

Jules said...

Hello Weav, I think I'll have a seat this week, it's seems it's meant to be. I can empathise with the not driving, the visual problems I have with fibromyalgia won't allow me to drive. I see this as a blessing, perhaps I'd be worse off for not walking as much? I get to see the beautiful country and have all that fresh air.

BT said...

I love the way you have taken the same view, but what a difference! Amazing. We have escaped much of the weather thankfully, although it's far too cold and the bit of snow we have is frozen. I'm sorry that you are unable to drive at the moment.

Kat Mortensen said...

Will give this some thought, Weaver and I'm sure I'll be star-struck, eventually!

Kat

Kat Mortensen said...

I'm back sooner than I expected to be and here's my starry poem: http://hyggedigter.blogspot.com/2010/12/starry-eyed-poetry-bus.html

I really enjoyed this prompt, Weaver. Thank you!

Kat

Niamh B said...

Have my ticket now, thanks for driving Weaver!

izzy said...

I didn't think anything much would come from this,but a small scene did- thanks!
http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2010/12/poetry-bus-star.html

120 Socks said...

Thanks for such an inspirational prompt. I have put my small attempt at http://120socks@blogspot.com

Carolina Linthead said...

Here's my ticket! http://childofafrostymorning.blogspot.com/2010/12/star-studded-christmas-on-bus.html

Jules said...

You've inspired me! And at last I've done it! Can't wait to read all the others :)

Gordon Mason said...

Thought I'd jump on the bus for the first time if there is a spare seat!
http://catapulttomars.blogspot.com/2010/12/lot-709.html

Titus said...

Ooh, who's Gordon?
Anyway, I've just made it, and the poem is here:

http://titusthedog.blogspot.com/2010/12/lights-action-weavers-poetry-bus.html

Ann T. said...

Dear Weaver,
I found you through Carolina Linthead and before that, The Bug!

I'll take my first ride on the bus. Thanks ever so much,

Ann T. Hathaway

http://auntiehathaway.blogspot.com/2010/12/stars-poetry-bus.html

NanU said...

I'm on, hanging to the exhaust pipe by my nails: http://sciencegirltraveler.blogspot.com/2010/12/weavers-star-poetry-bus.html

Jinksy said...

I'm jumping on late with a ready made ticket HERE

Doctor FTSE said...

I hope this application for a ticket this week is not too late. My child's eye view of STARS is Here

Mrs.Trellis said...

Are we the last? Is there still standing room? Hubs and I have posted a ticket's worth HERE

Lucy Westenra said...

I hope I am not too late to post HERE?

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stephenn richardsonn said...

I'll take my first ride on the bus. Thanks for sharing.



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