Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Weekly Scribblings #26: Pavement

"Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass." — Wendell Berry
Pavement. A seemingly mundane, commonly used word. I mean what could possibly be interesting about a raised, paved or asphalted pathway for pedestrians at a side of the road unless... unless it's a phrase? 


                                                           Chasing Pavements

Should I give up
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere (full song HERE
"Stand on the highest pavement of the stair- Lean on a garden urn- Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair." — T.S. Eliot. 
"Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It's everyone's, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet." — Barbara Kingsolver. 
"On the pavement of my trampled soul the steps of madmen weave the prints of rude crude words." — Vladimir Mayakovsky.  
(all images above have been borrowed from Pixabay)

Our challenge today is to write while inspired by pavement. You can draw inspiration from the music video by Adele and the quotes that I have shared with you above. Use it as a metaphor, a phrase, an idiom or even as imagery. Let your muse decide which direction it wants to go into. 

We at Poets and Storytellers United offer the chance to share both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, essays, articles) the prompt will remain open until next Wednesday. Also, if you opt to write prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.

Good luck composing your masterpieces! I look forward to reading what you come up with. And lastly, please visit and comment on your fellow writers. Have fun!πŸ’˜ 
 

12 comments:

  1. This challenge is so unique ... love it and I also LOVE Adele! Thanks for adding her music.

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    1. Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜ƒ so glad you enjoyed the challenge! Happy Wednesday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  2. A fascinating topic, and one that inspired some unexpected and I think necessary writing for me. Thank you, Sanaa.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ₯° Writing is nothing if not therapeutic. The prompt did the same thing for me. Happy Wednesday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  3. Thanks Sanna so much for the inspiration!

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    1. Loved your poem, Susie!πŸ˜ƒ Thank you so much for writing to the prompt. Happy Wednesday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  4. This sounds like fun! Thank you for the fascinating prompt and the quotations.

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    1. You're most welcome, Jenna!πŸ˜ƒ Looking forward to what you come up with. Happy Wednesday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  5. Good Day, Bards! Thank you, Sanaa, for this intriguing challenge! I hit the pavement running and went provocative with this one!

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    1. Good to see you, Frank!πŸ˜ƒ I am so glad the challenge spoke to you. Heading over to read you! Happy Wednesday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  6. Fun, Sanaa, I enjoyed writing for this challenge. I have a few on my blogs previously about cracks, I did this them again but also differently incorporating my stay home neighborhood walk.
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    1. Thank you so much, Jim πŸ˜ƒ so glad you enjoyed writing for this challenge! Have a wonderful week ahead!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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