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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.
Phil Collins

Or how about
When you get a groove going, time flies.
Donald Fagen

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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