Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Weird


Midweek Motif ~ Weird

"We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weidness-- and call it love-- true love."---Robert Fullghum, True Love

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted"---Martin Luther King

"It's weird not to be weird"---John Lenon

Some people always think outside the box, and are recognized as being different, unique or even weird by the rest of the world.Such 'weirdness' is very important, inspiring and joyful to them.

May be we all have our own little quirks that sometimes make us visualize the commonplace world crossing the boundary of ordinary in a moment of transformation.

Wear that weird vision and write a poem. It may be about a place, person, dream, path, mood, habit, incident, fear or anything you might attach weirdness to.

A few poems to inspire you:

Weird Bird

by Shel Silverstein

Birds are flyin' south for winter.

Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,
Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',
Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.

He says, "It's not that I like ice
Or freezin' winds and snowy ground.

It's just sometimes it's kind of nice
To be the only bird in town."


by Charles Simic

This strange thing must have crept
Right out of hell.
It resembles a bird's foot
Worn around the cannibal's neck.

As you hold it in your hand,
As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird:
Its head which like your fist
Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.

Discord in Childhood

by D. H. Lawrence

Outside the house an ash-tree hung its terrible whips,
And at night when the wind arose, the lash of the tree
Shrieked and slashed the wind, as a ship's
Weird rigging in a storm shrieks hideously.

Within the house two voices arose in anger, a slender lash
Whistling delirious rage, and the dreadful sound
Of a thick lash booming and bruising, until it drowned
The other voice in a silence of blood, 'neath the noise of the ash.

Please share your new poem using Mr. Linky below and visit others in the spirit of the community.

                               (Next week Susan's Midweek will be ~ Saint / Saintliness)


  1. Thank you for the midweek motif - i think it's safe to say we are a little quirky!

  2. Thanks so much for nudging us towards our weird, Sumana. ;-)

  3. All manner of things can seem weird. Maybe it's just what we don't understand.

    1. - or what others don't want to more often!

  4. Hey everyone,

    Phew! I finally made it :D took me some time to realize what I wanted to write down. Hope you guys like it :D

    Lots of love,

  5. I'll be back! Love this, Sumana!

  6. My Inner Weird is alive and well, just not very wordy at the moment, LOL. I look forward to some fun reading. Thanks, Sumana!

  7. Quirky indeed!!!
    wow this was a challenge :)

  8. A wonderful prompt. Enjoyed writing on it.
    Have a great week ahead everyone :)

  9. Weirdness. Most of us are, most of us pretend not to be....Looking forward to some good reading! Thanks Sumana.

  10. Am sorry, but my weirdness is, wanting to be normal, like everyone else.

    1. the normal dream of being exceptional; the exceptional dream of being normal.

  11. Thank you, Sumana! Just what I needed to get the words moving today. :)

  12. Thank you for the prompt, Sumana! Look forward to the poems offered.

  13. Hi Sumana. Well, my entry today is def weird but lacking so much else. Still, just wanted to participate. Been gone a few days. Hope everyone is doing well.

  14. Thanks for the prompt. I added mine..

  15. Hi all! An uncommon motif. Am sure there will be unique takes on this too by the various participant poet friends.

  16. I tried Hakiu for the first time. Feedback welcomed! And loved the prompt. Inspired me to try something new.

  17. I'm sorry but I couldn't resist the temptation of posting my 'weird' poem here at the cost of a slight deviation from the rules: it's not an absolutely fresh one!
    My apologies for having taken this liberty, hope I'm accommodated by the kind administrators.