ATTENTION all dVersers! Lillian here, and before we get to Poetics today, might you answer a few quick questions for me? Email your answers to email@example.com It would be incredibly helpful to me and the dVerse board. MANY THANKS in advance!
- Are you familiar with dVerse’s OLN LIVE?
- Did you know all are welcome to OLN LIVE to either read a poem aloud and chat; or simply to listen?
- Have you ever participated in OLN LIVE? If not, can you please share why?
- OLN LIVE is once per month, Thursdays, from 3 to 4 PM EST. Is that convenient for you?
- Would a different time on Thursdays be more convenient? If so, what time? Be sure to indicate the time zone!
- Would OLN LIVE on Saturday be convenient for you? If yes, what time?
- Any other comments you’d like to make about OLN LIVE are welcome and would be most appreciated.
NOTE: our next OLN LIVE is this Thursday, November 10 from 3 to 4 PM EST! Hope to see you there!
AND now, for today’s Poetics which I am delighted to host! My guess is most of you have heard of the Academy Awards, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. It is an international organization, open to qualified filmmakers around the world. Each year a list of movies is nominated to receive an Oscar for Best Movie of the Year; and for example, Best Actor, Best Documentary, and Best Animated Film of the Year.
Have you ever heard of the Golden Raspberry Awards? First held in 1981, they honor the perceived worst films of the year. They are the opposite of the Academy Awards. And rather than winning an Oscar for best actor, individuals win Razzies for worst actor of the year. Sylvester Stallone has won 10 Razzies; more than any other actor! In 2022, LeBron James, the highly successful professional basketball player, won the Razzie for worst actor! So here’s the prompt for today. Below is a list of thirteen movies honored with a Golden Raspberry Award, the Razzie; thus named worst movie of the year. Your task, should you accept it, is to use at least one title, word for word, within your poem. Extra points if you use more than one! And don’t worry: all comments in response to your poem will be positive. No Razzies awarded at dVerse!
Shining Through (1982)
The Lonely Lady (1983)
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Color of Night (1994)
The Postman (1997)
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Swept Away (2002)
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Looking forward to reading your poems that include at least one of these movie titles! Let the cameras roll and your words flow!
New to dVerse? Need to be refreshed on the rules?
Here’s what to do:
- Write a poem that includes at least one of the movie titles above, word for word, within the content of your poem.
- Post the poem to your blog AND add the exact URL for your poem to Mr. Linky below.
- REMEMBER to either TAG dVerse in your post, or include a link at the end of your poem that leads readers back to dVerse (https://dversepoets.com).
- If you do not TAG or include a link to dVerse at the end of your post, I will gently remind you to do so. After all, this will increase your readership and comments, and others will find dVerse and hopefully join in the fun. If you do not add the TAG or link after my reminder, I will remove your post from Mr. Linky. I do not want to do that! So please do include the TAG or link!
Hello dVersers! Lillian here…..looking forward to lots of emails as we try to plan the future of OLN LIVE – and looking forward to reading your poems today! HAPPY Poetics Tuesday!
Serving lemon bars and spiced pumpkin bread with beverage of your choice!
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Hi Lillian- Popping in to say hi and thank you for hosting today. I’m hoping to get something written by tomorrow- lots going on here at the Javelina Ranch! (Our nickname for our home) The weather is lovely, and it’s mulch spreading day in the garden, plus planting seeds. 🙂
Enjoy your gardening! It’s a beautiful, sunny crisp day here in Boston – perfect fall weather! I’ll look for your poem tomorrow 🙂
Good evening all from chilly North Norfolk. I would love a large hot chocolate laced with Bailey’s and whipped cream, please.
Coming right up, Kim! That does sound tasty! 🙂
Absolutely loved the prompt, Lillian 😀 hot chocolate for me please. I will be back in the morning to read and comment on everyone’s poems. Happy Tuesday! ❤❤
Hot chocolate it is….AND I added a marshmallow on top! See you in the morning!
Hi Lillian I’m fully aware of your OLN live … at first I couldn’t get on no matter what. Turned out that both my camera and microphone functions were turned off. Watched a few when Bjorn used to post them and totally enjoyed them. This in turn motivated me to attend a free library tech session where they eventually managed to turn those functions back on.
Sadly your sessions fall in my main meditation time … I am and have been a serious meditator for decades and have no wish to change that habit in any manner. That early morning hour is when those around me are sleeping, nobody is awake to visit or use their tech yet.
I doubt I would ever appear live for reasons of my own but could join in verbally if it was at a more convenient time … but they are all maybes so I would never ask you to change that time. Plus I am blogging far less altho I still read your prompts and follow some of your regulars who are dear friends. With years of lockdown over and an actual summer upon us here in oz … life is busy reconnecting with ppl face to face.
So I still appreciate all that d’Verse does, for the camaraderie and the stimulating prompts. Sorry that you don’t post those OLN sessions anymore as I totally enjoyed watching them at my leisure … any chance of making a youtube channel so they are more widely available?
thanks so much everyone, I am still reading!
A youtube channel is a GREAT idea! Will definitely look into that. If I may ask, what time zone are you in? Would LOVE you have you at an OLN session verbally….as in with camera turned off. We do have a number of folks who do that. Might you suggest a time that would work for you to join us verbally? We’re gathering information so we can include the most people possible. It could be that we’ll use two or three different days/times and just keep alternating. We would of course post those dates and times. ALWAYS glad to see you here! Maybe just email me…email is at top of prompt. So glad to see you here…and oh my yes…I do know the value of meditation. I was introduced to that after my husband had a cardiac arrest….to calm and center myself. GOOD to see you here! 😉
Should have also asked: would a Saturday session be amenable? If so, what time(s) would work?
sorry, yesterday was super busy, I will respond by email today Lillian .. appreciate your warm response!
Hi Lillian and others! A fun prompt but somehow I ended up writing something grim.
Good night from me, will catch up with reading tomorrow.
Well….grim sometimes happens…as they say, the pen does what the pen wants to do! 🙂 See you tomorrow!
You are so right…the pen does do just that! 🙂
Hello all. Thanks for the fun prompt, Lillian. My son and his new bride just left yesterday – their first visit here since their elopement. Today was a change of pace for writing. I will try a lemon bar and some chai tea please. 🙂
Ooooh I’ll bet you had a wonderful visit! 🙂 Chai tea and lemon bar coming right up! So glad to see you at the pub, Mish!
It was a very special visit. Thank you 🙂
Paula Light said:
I love Cocktail! Haha
Smiling I am. Good to see you here, Paula!
Paula Light said:
great fun prompt could not help but have some fun with it.
your live oln are good but tend to clash with an in-person poetry group i am part off.
a hot chocolate cocktail please with lassings of rum.
see you all on the poem trail
ps i have answered youemail questioned.
Glad you enjoyed the prompt! I had fun picking the titles for the list 😉 Some really varied responses to the prompt which makes it all the more fun to read!
THANKS for responding to the questionaire!
AM RECEIVING quite a few answers to the Survey which is good!
RECEIVING QUITE A FEW RESPONSES TO THE SURVEY IN MY EMAIL. KEEP THEM COMING! VERY HELPFUL! 🙂
Hi Lillian! A fun prompt. Thank you for hosting. I have no idea where my poem came from–maybe election day. . .😏 I will catch up with reading tomorrow.
Ah yes….election day. I’ll be closing up the pub a bit early tonight so I can watch the returns. I am hoping for the best!
I did not look at them at all last night, since I knew many of the result will take days. At least Pennsylvania looks good!
It’s actually looking pretty good!
Yes, it is!
Paula Light said:
Hi again. I’m not interested in participating in live online poetry readings at the moment. Thanks for asking!
Okay….thanks, Paula! Appreciate your candidness. Just glad to see you here today 🙂
Leaving the pub for the evening….Key is under the clematis flower pot to the right of the door…just be sure to replace it on your way out! Beverages and goodies are all set out and there’s no charge for all you dVersers….all I ask for is a poem as a tip!
And please do complete the SURVE QUESTIONAIRE above. It’s very helpful in terms of the results we’re getting! Truly appreciate it!
See you in the morning…..going to be up late watching election returns.
Rob Kistner said:
Hi Lil, thank you for hosting. I sent you my responses to your questions. As I read down these movie titles, a poem began to gel, so I copied all the titles in order, and voilà — there it was… the little death. 😏 …hope you like. ✌🏼🕊❤️
So good to see you here Rob, and glad you liked the prompt. Thanks for answering the survey too.
I’ve gotten quite a few responses…will be interesting to tabulate.
Fun prompt – so decided to play along. I will email you my answers tomorrow. It is late here!
Thanks much for sending on the answers…much appreciated! And glad you enjoyed the prompt!
Thank you Lillian. Am I right that Bruce Willis also gets a few? There’s no escape in the movie industry. If I could have a whiskey please?
Yep! Whiskey coming right up! Nice to see you here.
Thank you Lillian 🙂
I forgot the question. I guess I have fallen to my business and the timing for me it would be 4.00 a.m. but I could have a go.
Would Saturday work for you? We’re thinking one month Thursday and one month Saturday. Which time zone are you in? That information would help me in terms of deciding a better time.
AWST (Western Australia) Saturday would be fine, Thursdays can be fine so yes, a mix might be useful.
I love participating in OLN Live, but tomorrow I can’t make it at that time. 😦
Not a problem. Might I ask you to answer the questionaire above and email it to me. I’ve had 30 folks respond and the information is very helpful. We’ll miss you tomorrow…maybe next time. LOVE hearing you read and LOVE reading your posts@
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello, and sorry for being absent… this week saw me doing other things in the evenings. Yesterday night we went to a play reading… it was amazing to listen to a play being played from a stage. Yesterday it was a play called Kimberly Akimbo, which soon will premiere as a Musical…
The play was really good.
I love the play’s name: Kmberly Akimbo. Had 30 people participage in survey. Mailing results to all pubtenders in a bit.
Hi Linda and the rest of the d’Verse crew. Just added my Razzie contribution over on Mr. Linky. Hope ye all enjoy the read! 🤞🙏😁📖
Good to see you here!
Good to be here Lillian! 😁😊🙏
Great prompt I am attempting something to include them all 🙂
You will win the prize…and it’s not a Razzie! 🙂
Stine Writing and Miniatures said:
I was late to join and didn’t know if I could be let in late…apparently not. Then I tried to post my poem but it said Mr. Linky expired. I’m not having much luck here today!
Here’s my attempt anyhow
Shining through the wispy clouds Under the Cherry Moon
An Indecent Proposal there would happen very soon
The color of night was black but shown by the moonlight
The Catwoman was swept away as if in fearful flight
The Dogman came with his brigade behind him standing proud
There was no fear in her green eyes, she nearly laughed out loud
He lost his nerve and told his troops to recede into the dark
She smiled and waved a quick goodbye that shone just like a spark
I’m too late for Mr. Linky (but will still use it to read everyone else’s posts), but here’s a link to mine: https://cognacproject.wordpress.com/2022/11/11/50-shades-of-smack/