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TGAP 3 Week 21 submitted August 22, 2011 Artwork by W.C. Pelon.

It is no mere coincidence,
This phonetic connection
Between love and blood.
 
You drained me well
(an empty
well), vampire
Squire.

Paper-craft Robot by W.C. Pelon

This is my submission for Week 21 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3

The accompanying art work is by fellow geek,  W.C. Pelon, and is from the same week.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 20 submitted August 15, 2011. Art by Photobug Shar.

Restless Soul
I stood on the shore
Of sleep, forgetting lines
Cast. They hooked words
That pooled up to the surface,
Bubbling and begging
For ink. Lazy, I
Dreamed on and drifted
Away from tugging poles
And taken bait. I woke
Too late – words sunken
To the bottom, no longer
Able to be fried up on the page.

This is my submission for week 20 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3.  

The accompanying art work is by fellow geek,  Photobug Shar, and is from the same week.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

Perhaps it is because I had not deadline at the time, that the words lost in this poem were never recovered.

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back. 

TGAP 3 Week 19 submitted on August 8, 2011

The Nazi Camera
On tattered Kodak I
Pirouette in the palm
Of my lover’s outstretched hand. It’s
 
Just a photographic trick
Of perspective and perception and
From the low-angle shot even as
 
I smile to my future father-in-law
As he photographs us at Fundy Park, it’s
1942 and on another beach
 
My enlisted brother photographs
Soldiers dancing to dodge bullets
Across this silver puddle. I could
 
Leap from these hands to the war
He watches develop, bringing
Visible all the images I’ve worked
So hard to ignore.

This is my submission for Week 19 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project #3.  

Above is the camera, which, family legend has it, that during WWII my grandmother’s brother, a  photographer stationed with the Canadian army, removed from a fallen German Soldier. Below the photo is a newer poetic attempt at trying to respond to this artifact and to the photograph of my grandparents frolicking on the shore. I posted that photograph as part of my Week 18 submission. 

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back. 

Let’s do it again! #tgap2020 join us!

TGAP 3 Week 18 submitted August 1, 2011

My grandparents photo by Frank Corringham (my great-grandfather)
He holds her in the palm
Of an outstretched hand;
On the beaches of Herb’s
Cove, he promises forever.
But she is tiny, dancing
In his palm, the way
Women do when they
Accept that promise
And cleave.

This is my submission for Week 18 of the Twingeekz Artz Project 3

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back. 

Let’s do it again! #tgap2020 join us!

TGAP 3 Week 15 submitted July 11, 2011

Monopoly afternoons loom,

The summer break plays out like doom.

Magenta sun set evening’s pace,

Pull up a chair and roll the dice.

 

Laughs the Top Hat, it’s not a race.

The summer break plays out like doom

Your Boardwalk stroll.


This submission was also created at the National Writing Project in New Hampshire’s Summer Invitational Institute. This was born out of an activity we did with visiting poet, Jim Kates. He believes that all poems are a game with rules, and so we drafted rules for a new poem. They are as follows:
Poem must have 6.5 lines
The first 6 lines each much have 8 vowel sounds; the last .5 line should have 4
The third line must use the color magenta
The fifth line must contain the active verb laugh
the 6.5 line must contain a y
The second line repeats as the sixth.
You must complete your poem in five minutes and not take it too seriously. Remember the first time through a game is just to learn the rules. I challenge you all to write one of your own and post!

TGAP3 Week 13 submitted June 27, 2011 with artwork by Kelly Bennett

Rock & Roll Cruise Night by Kelly Bennett
Every time the circling 

Vulture sirens pass our house,

I take inventory of where

Mine are. Need to make sure

The call emergency’s expanding

Sound spins off  to

Is not too close to bliss;

 

That the whispering touch of E.M.T.s

Will settle someone else’s

Soul to coma, jettison words

Through an impartial mouthpiece

Toward another mother’s ears.

 

While, through my phone,

Cam jokes, “Mom, I’m just calling

With the 4-1-1. I’m at the club.

Just letting you know in case

Something happens. Okay, Mom?” But

 

When I imagine him leaving

Club Three-One-Three with another

Boy in a homophobic

Part of town, I

See him falling from Charlie’s

Bridge or tied to Matthew’s

Fence.  When

 

Zoë calls from the shady

Park, she wants

To play there untended into the evening.

But even as I imagine her friends

Close by, the candy doling strangers,

Lure her from the swinging glee.

 

I swell like a siren swells; I

Can’t say yes to either.

The ambulance heads

South, away from my emotional

Lockdown and toward

Another mother’s disaster.



This is my submission for Week 13 of the Twingeekz Artz Project 3.  The accompanying art work is by fellow geek, Kelly Bennett and is from the same week.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back. 

Let’s do it again! #tgap2020 join us!

TGAP 3 Week 12 submitted June 20, 2011

Black Heart by Photobug Star
This new grief,
Wide brimmed
Upon the old grief,
Weighs upon me
As I slough
Through my day,
Scythe in fist,
Trying to harvest
This cartload
Of young wheat.

This is my submission for Week 12 of the Twingeekz Artz Project 3.  The accompanying art work is by fellow geek, Photobug Shar.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back. 

Let’s do it again! #tgap2020 join us!

TGAP 3 Week 14 submitted July 4, 2011 featuring art by Kenia Cris

“Listening to Different Drummers” by fellow Geek Kenia Cris
Grisly mouse murders on the dining room rug,

Felines with attitudes, acting real smug,

Pet hair on your favorite pants,

Crunchy, spilled kibbles covered in ants.

 

Vet bills, rabies shots, and amputated tails,

And a snuggling cure for all else that ails.

This is my submission for Week 14 of the Twingeekz Artz Project 3.  The accompanying art work is by fellow geek, Kenia Cris.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back. 

Let’s do it again! #tgap2020 join us!

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