Lillian here….happy to be hosting Tuesday Poetics.
Are you happy, energetic, depleted, nostalgic, burned, bewitched, bothered and bewildered? Feel like you’re in a rut? Well today, I invite you to get your groove on!
Ever heard of the 1998 movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
Musicians talk about getting in the groove.
There’s no magic for getting into the groove . . . just banging away at it. Sometimes the lyrics come first, sometimes the music.
Or how about
When you get a groove going, time flies.
Groove can be seen as a negative:
It shouldn’t be very difficult for anyone to resist the temptation to force himself into the pattern of the structured man. One needs only to remember that a groove may be safe–but that, as one wears away at it, the groove becomes first a rut and finally a grave.
Paul Getty, How to Be Rich
or as a positive:
I am grateful to those who are keepers of the groove. The babies and the grandmas who hang on to it and help us remember when we forget that any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.
Lynda Barry, One Hundred Demons
It can be defined as an established routine or habit; as a long, narrow cut or depression. We can make a groove or be in a groove.
The Urban Dictionary tells us
In the groove means to be in a pleasurable place, either musically, socially, or in life or nature. Generally, running smoothly.
We can be in the groove alone or grooving together, enjoying each other’s company, the situation and/or the surroundings.
Have you guessed the prompt for today?
It’s easy! Write a poem that includes the word “groove” or a form of the word. The word must be within the body of the poem.
Hoping lots of folks will be feeling groovy today!
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Happy Tuesday, everyone! My second Tuesday in a row to host Poetics. I’m doing double-tending-duty because we will be gone from January 2nd until February 6th: S. American, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands with liited access to internet. So during that month, I may be able to post a number of times but will, in all likelihood, be unable to read — for that I apologize in advance! But….the scenery shall be my muse for anything I post during that time…so hopefully, I’ll have some armchair visitors with me!
For now — happy to open the bar and hoping everyone will get in the groove with me! 🙂
Hi Lill! This is a groovy prompt! I wonder what everyone has grooved about!
Feelin’ groovy……..glad you like the prompt! I went all out with a syncopated post 🙂
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I felt going groovy into darkness… my story is not a happy one.
Tis okay……..that groove can be a deep one, disconcerting…not necessarily jive 🙂 Will mosey over to read in your groove in a moment!
Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, LIllian! I kept thinking of a groove as a rut, but I know these other more positive meanings for it.
Ah yes….it can indeed be a rut. So perhaps think about getting out of the groove, instead of into being groovy! 🙂 There are positive and negative meanings to this word…..it’s a very interesting word to ponder and see where it “hits” with writers. 🙂
Vivian Zems said:
Hi Lillian! We’re really going to miss you! Anyhow, we’ll enjoy the rest of the time with you before you jet off.
Great prompt by the way. If you can get your ‘groove’ on with my post…. it’ll be fun! (Panadol tablets recommended though😂😂)
Just read your post, Vivian and LOVED it! 🙂 May we all keep our dancing shoes available….at every age. 🙂 So glad to see you here tonight. Glad you got down and groovy 🙂
Vivian Zems said:
Let me see if I can get in the poetry groove and write something good! 😀
Oh yes please…..come get in the groove with us 🙂 Happy to have you here…pub is jivin’ tonight 🙂
One Groovy prompt and I am posted and ready to go! Thank you, Lil, for hosting tonight. (I had fun with this one!) Jilly
Oh I just knew you’d be groovy on this one, Jilly! I’ll sachay over to read your post now. Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Ahhhh, Simon and Garfunkle…. one of the all time great musical collaborations! We don’t find this kind of harmony in music any more. Just listening to them put me right in the groove! Great prompt Lillian!!
Yep — one of my all time favorite songs! Glad you like the prompt — gettin’ lots of folks in the groove tonight 🙂
Groovy gravy, Lilly-bean! Trippin down the cobblestones!
Smiling I am…….Lilly-bean on the cobblestones of Boston! 🙂 So glad you’re gettin’ groovy tonight! 🙂
Love that video Lillian! Feeling much better today than yesterday! Thanks for hosting ~
GOOD to hear you are feeling better! I’m still sniffling and sneezing and coughing with the “gift” from my grand daughter 😦 But I LOVED being with her! 🙂
I always enjoy hosting, Grace. Fun to see everyone getting in the groove!
Up and runnin’! Didn’t think I’d write this, but one never knows. Greetings all! Too up for a drink, Lillian (still sipping coffee), but I’m going to drop in and read a few. Posted something… don’t know if it qualifies as poetics….
Glad to see you here tonight, Charley! Just serving the regular drinks tonight….plus some Swedish glogg in honor of my Swedish heritage and the coming holidays.
Glad you stopped by! 🙂
“God Jul och Gott Nytt År!” (Forgive me if I said it wrong, I’m a Norwegian… and only some at that.)
Hah! All I remember is God Jul so you’re doing great! 🙂
Aw shucks! (Google helped.) 🙂
I loved grooving along to all y’all’s amazing pieces. Thanks, Lil, for the fun groove today!
It’s been wonderful to see all the groovy folks tonight! Glad you enjoyed.
Frank J. Tassone said:
Groovy prompt, Lillian! 😉 I offered a variant on the groove. Thanks for hosting! Evening, poets!
Always enjoy hosting….especially on a jivin’ night! 🙂
Stepping away for dinner etc….will be back in the morning. Keep groovin’ 🙂
Sounds like you have quite an adventure coming up. Groovy😎😎. Well, my thinking cap is on. Will see what or if, it yields☺. I’ll have a selzer while I think about it.
Thanks for hosting. Good evening Everyone!!
Nice to see you, Pat. Hope you grabbed that seller — it was sitting on the bar. And hope your thinking cap did the trick 🙂 It’s been a groovy time at dVerse today!
Got it! And it worked out. ..my jazz poem came a week late. Take a look see😎
paul scribbles said:
Love this prompt Lil. I think, ‘fingers crossed’ we have fixed our server here at the lodge and now have internet again. Having not had it for a week it feels odd to be online. We’ve busied ourselves with live music and whiskey of an evening. Still plenty of grist for this particular mill now. One groovy poem coming right up.
lHi Paul. On the commuter rail to my daughter’s. will be catching up on the groovy posts, mainly later this afternoon. Was hoping you’d appear as there’s a drum section in my jive section just for you and my son!
Hi Lillian. I thought Mister Linky would be awake longer. Missed the deadline. Here’s my offering anyways. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/awakening-to-the-groove-of-life/