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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Bus Stops Here

Click here to link to the post with the list!
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Is it Tuesday?
I think it is.
It should be; it feels kind of tuesdaylike.
It's always so hard to tell in the summertime.
But being Tuesday means I've missed the Poetry Bus once again! Argh! How does time go by so fast? Luckily I told MisterEejitSir that I'd be happy to drive the Monday Poetry Bus if only I could do so in the summertime when life is slightly less full of deadlines than usual.
Huh? August 2 is next Monday? This next Monday? Meaning it's my turn already! That means I should get on the ball and give you some sort of busdriverlike guidance.
Put up a sign saying "Bus Here".
HaHaaaa...
Lest you think I'm unprepared and disorganized and all that, let it be known that I've had this topic lined up for months.
Yes.
Every week I lived in fear that another driver would pinch my topic, and I'd have to think of a new one, and we know how hard it is to think of new things, even harder than having one pinched. But nobody else thought of it. Er, not that they were likely to, given the vast array of possible ideas for poetry and the small number of bus trips that have gone by in the interval.
So here's your task:
We are all familiar with those wiggly almost-words used to verify that a blogger leaving a comment is in fact an actual blogger and not a machine. Yes. Those words are your mission. Collect them this week. Pick your favorite, or several, and include it/them in your poem.

Send me a comment when your ticket is posted, and on Sunday I'll get up a list of all the links, which will be updated until we're all on board.

45 comments:

Niamh B said...

cool, I'm starting my collection now!!!

Niamh B said...

this will also guarantee you get loads of comments this week!

Tabor said...

I have in the past commented and collected a few. Don't know that I will this time. Thanks for the lovely photo for Barry. I am sure he is so happy and at peace wherever he resides now.

Argent said...

Yes! I've seen so many of these lately, should be fun!

Titus said...

Ooh, lucky I stopped by. Will begin at once! Had a really good one tonight, but forgotten it already.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Excellent.About time those little feckers had some real use!

Jeanne Iris said...

Great! Since I have been compiling/composing a dictionary of these, I'll just look up a couple. Thanks and see you later! : )

Gwei Mui said...

Ooh I must get going with my collecting :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh - all the lovely ones I missed jotting down in the past. I shall begin this very moment and will be waiting at the Bus Stop with my list.

Karen said...

Here they come! I often think of Blogger's AI in choosing particular words to match the comment. Usually, though, they're some sort of garbled intelligence. Should be perfect!

Dave King said...

I don't know how to put this... there's no kind way of saying it... someone did think of it - I did here scroll down to "The Etymological Poetry Bus". It's just that I wasn't driving the damned thing, but hitching a ride on a false ticket. Yup, I cheated. Wished I hadn't now. Wished I kept it for a genuine ride... whether I can go through all that again... dunno. Hope to, but who knows?

NanU said...

Surely it has been done. Such an excellent idea could not have gone undiscovered. Somebody, somewhere...
But I didn't know and it wasn't this bus, so it's okay.

Padhraig Nolan said...

Got one!

Padhraig Nolan said...

and another!

Padhraig Nolan said...

and another!

Padhraig Nolan said...

this is getting addictive. I'll stop now.

Padhraig Nolan said...

no, really.

Padhraig Nolan said...

Intervention required!

NanU said...

I see mister Nolan may be writing his ticket with nothing -but- verification bits.

The Bug said...

Oh this is great fun, but I'm going away & won't be able to participate. I had a post last week where someone started telling the definition of the word verif & that snowballed into everyone doing it - it was a lot of fun.

By the way - my word verif this time is "cocis" which is what I broke when I fell on my arse last year...

Jessica Maybury said...

here is my ticket! all present and correct!

http://jmaybury.blogspot.com/2010/07/poetry-bus-spanish-fish-links-final.html

Niamh B said...

P... I've discovered that if you type one in wrong they'll give you another new one for free... can't remember exactly how I found that out, being faultless and all...

NanU - poem is written and scheduled for posting Sunday, though I won't be able to get online to tell you so, hopefully you can link me up anyway?

Cheers

NanU said...

No problem, Niamh!

Jeanne Iris said...

Okay, NanU, ma poeme est ici:

http://www.revolutionaryrevelry.blogspot.com

Au Revoir!

Dominic Rivron said...

Exatione! Pripe! I'll see what I can do.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Brilliant. Lovely to do - have just posted my contribution now!
Sorry, can't do links.

Hope I don't get reptrusn (wv for this comment) for doing it - sounds painful.

Argent said...

Bousi, mon billet, c'est ici!

Heather said...

What a super challenge - great fun. I've just posted my contribution. I can't see many serious poems emerging from this! It could become addictive.

Kat Mortensen said...

This is something I've been meaning to write on for ages now, so I'll be glad to finally get it off my list.

(I can see why you were worried that it would be pinched.)

I'll be back when the mission is accomplished.

Kat

Dave King said...

OK, I've got a grubby coin or two to pay the fare, and scheduled my appearance on the bus for mid-day tomorrow (Sunday)

the watercats said...

I did actually think of this a couple of weeks ago and asked eejit if i could drive the bus again, lol!.. great minds and all that! looking forward to having a go :-D

Enchanted Oak said...

Oh, NanU!!!! I drive next week and this was MY challenge!!!!
The horror!!!! The GHOBIDI!!!!
Okay, enough exclamations. I SWORA this really was my topic. Therefore, I have a nice little BRILB of BOPTILs. Off I go to compose.

Helen said...

I simply must say ~~~~ these comments are hysterical ... hope the poetry is as good ~ though I'm certain it will be given who will be on board!

the word below is 'luies'
challenging!

Dominic Rivron said...

That was fun. You can find my comatig contribution here:

http://dominicrivron.blogspot.com/2010/07/bronga-bronga-bronga.html

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ready!I'm all at sea and on board at the same time.

Titus said...

Hello NanU! I got one, with minor complications. Up and running, right here, right now!
http://titusthedog.blogspot.com/2010/07/pharty-power-on-vw-poetry-bus-with-nanu.html

the watercats said...

I'm ON BOARD!... WWWOO HOOO!

http://thewatercats.blogspot.com/2010/08/eejits-poetry-bus-nanu-nanu.html

Gwei Mui said...

I'm up my effort is here
http://returninghomeinsilkenrobes.blogspot.com/2010/08/poetry-bus-driven-by-nanu.html

izzy said...

Well- yes! can't figure out links but played with words-
Thanks!

Rachel Fox said...

Some great ones coming out of this prompt. Here's my little friend.
x

Doctor FTSE said...

I just now posted a poem HERE.

jinksy said...

I've forged a ticket and blogger won't let me and my link on the bus! Sorry!

jinksy said...

I'll try again HERE

Lydia said...

I'm out of breath running after the bus! Sorry to be late. My poem is HERE.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Here is my poem, I know I am very late, but still giving it a try...

http://myintuitivemind.blogspot.com/2010/08/verification-poem.html