Saturday, January 13, 2007

Cringe:A Meme

I got hit with a meme by the Dread Pirate Rackham that seemed like a painless posting opportunity.

The rules are as follows:

1. Find the nearest book.
2. Name the book & the author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
5. Tag three more folks.

So I looked around and the nearest book that I can see is a book entitled Possibilities by Yours Truly. Yeah, I know, how drippy can ya get! But you should know that this sucker HAS a title and IS numbered, plus the next closest books to me are my scriptures. I am fairly certain y'all don't care to read a few lines out of my Bible OR my Book of Mormon. Not that you are getting off much easier with an excerpt from page 123 which happens to be rough of a poem entitled Scapula.

Hang onto yer underpants, here it comes straight (for the most part... punctuation added plus I substituted the words I went with in my final draft of the poem: blades for scalpels, and launch me for launching ) to you from 1997.

My mighty wings are
an exquisite and terrible banner
composed not of feathers
but stainless steel blades.
one by one,
to excise my sparrows heart
from the fabric of mundane
and drear slowness.
O wings, WINGS
thwart gravity and
laugh, launch me
forward so fast that I cry
only the tears of
the wind whipping by.

I tag
Mama D


the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Thanks for humouring me Bon!

Hey I think I remember this one - sounds mighty familiar.

Nobody said...

I was actually hoping you would tag me. Only because I happened to have a book within arms reach that I've been meaning to read for three months but have yet to crack it open.

Bonnie said...

And Nobody! I tag Nobody!

Mama D said...

But kid's books don't have a page 123...

Oh dear...

JD said...

I am all over this one:)

sari said...

Dread Pirate Rackham is a cool name!

elizasmom said...

Did it. But also - you have your own book?! How cool are you - seriously, I'm impressed. I have never gotten my act together enough to even start one.