L@@K at Me My Love


Over in the Garden, Corey challenged us to make a Mix tape poem.

"So to honor this tradition of love, I want you to write me something that screams "look at me my love", but not in a way that is lacy and ethereal like some writing about love.  I want you to be cheesy, lusty, rapturous, obsessed, candid, fun, belligerent or awkward.  I want the real face of love, clumsy and heady, obtuse and full of blushing. You can use the mix tape as a subject or not, but I want that idea to at least hang in the air. This should be new writing, poem, snippet, billboard, short story, autobiography or an ode to a long lost tribe of talking rabbits....I am easy....you know that."





Comments

Kerry O'Connor said…
This is filled with passion and promise, Ella. And I love the format of poetry and photo. Your creativity shines through.
Brian Miller said…
ha. some really cool lines....collecting the stars...the red bins with rusty hinges...such cool textures in it...and nice word inside too...
Riding the hurricane out together! I like it.
Mary said…
Beautifully crafted poem, Ella. You are a true artist. Being that it is always calm in the eye of the hurricane, that seems the best place to ride out any such storm!
DEZMOND said…
oooh, violet storms... those we like!
Herotomost said…
The analogy of the storm is just perfect, scary, powerful and exhilarating. this was really cool the way it grew, gathering steam and using such great descrition and tactile sensation to make the point. And the format was really creative...damn Ella!!!! I think you got it in spades!!!!!! Thanks for writing on this, you now it is never complete until we see you in our Mix Tape!!!
Yolanda Renee said…
That was lovely! Perfection and filled with the lust and rawness of love.

I love stopping by for a cup of tea, been away for awhile, but the writing is going well, and I am happy in the creative process!

Looks as though you are too!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Wow, this is freaking amazing! I especially love "I clutch laughter n' stars" and the quilted sails. Your closing lines are breathtaking. Fantastic writing, kiddo!
Helen said…
Simply beautiful, Ms. Ella!
Sam Edge Author said…
These are fantastic rambling images of love
Kathryn said…
. . . meeting in the hurricanes eye, love that.
steph said…
You collect rain in red bins with rusty hinges.. I love that.. and the meeting in the eye of the hurricane. Wonderful!
Mary Ann Potter said…
Intense imagery --- definitely not ethereal. Wonderful work, Ellen, and what a beautiful presentation!
Heaven said…
Beautiful format & words Ella ~ Specially love the passion of - we meet in the middle of hurricane's eye ~
Susie Clevenger said…
Beautiful in word and presentation...I have met Charlie in the eye of a hurricane several times over the years
Ella said…
Hi Susie-Thank you! I love that-yes, it is a dance isn't it!

Heaven-Thank you! I had fun creating it-weather like love can be fickle!

Mary Ann-Yes, I went in a different direction. I guess I was reminded by the beauty and thorns of the rose, but thought weather might be more a wider field-so many different kinds of love! Thank you~ I loved the home you shared on your blog~

Steph-Thank you! Husband is more detailed oriented than me-everything having its place. I like some organizing, but I am more free spirited.

Kathyrn-Thank you! Yes, we all have some rain in matters of love~

Ella said…
Sam-Thank you! I enjoyed yours latest poem-it set me on the edge~

De-I enjoyed yours, too! Off to use the list you shared! Thank you~

Helen-Thank you :D

Sherry-Thank you! Yes, the eye of the storm does stitch an unique quilt~
Bj√∂rn said…
Love the formatting first... like a card to be given out of love (I can see it offered with breakfast in bed)..
most definitely gonna be a hurricane of the balmy nice type.
Ella said…
Hi Bjorn-Thank you! Yes, weather and math do pair well with love!

Yolanda-I wish you could stop by for tea~ I do think love does have many elements of a storm-I love how you said it! I am happy you are in a creative zone-keep at it! Thank you so much~

Corey-It was a great challenge, but I really planned on doing it different. You always find a way to kick our poetic butts into gear. I love the responses-a great mix-lol You make us dig deep...Thank you-my favorite DJ Poet!

Ella said…
Dezzy-Do you see it raining Violets?! How romantic would that be...

Mary-Thank you-I live in a hurricane-lol. Thank you so much!
I hope you are doing well-I know your world has been blasted by white-take care!

Alex-Yes, living here does bring reality into focus! Thank you Alex~

Hi Brian-Thank you! Yes, most of us have dealt with storms and rust while collecting stars ;D
Ella said…
Hi Kerry! Thank you so much~ It wasn't the mixed I had planned, but weather always lends itself to inspiration or a blank canvas. I had taken a few photos and thought why not!
Arlee Bird said…
I used to make lots of mix tapes back when I listened to cassettes and others did as well. Never tried writing a mix tape poem.

I like the imagery you use.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog
Kristin said…
Just gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me! xoox
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