Thursday, June 13, 2013

IGWRT"s Out of Standard - Film School Drop Out "Searching"



Searching

What is golden under a sky, grey?  What is valuable
in a city, lavish?  Where to find a gem, flawless?

From beneath tombstones bedecked with plastic red bouquets,
he rises, devil's leprechaun staggering, searching

for eyes dark with empty perfection, for a prize
he can drag below the dirt to serve a soul, degenerate.

by Margaret Bednar, June 13, 2013


This is linked and created specifically for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - Out of Standard - Film School Drop Out Edition.  The Challenge:  Watch the clip and write a poem inspired by it.

So, before you think I have lost my mind... WATCH THE CLIP!   (and try it yourself!)

This also happens to be 55 words if you include the title!  So, I am happily linking this up with Friday Flash 55 (a story in 55 words, no more, no less).  

22 comments:

Isadora Gruye said...

fine work here Margaret! I like how you portray the character from clip on a treasure quest. you know, there is something truly leprechaunish about this piece...in the true spirit of leprechauns, not theceral box kind. Love love love that you choose that direction. well done and viva la

Kay L. Davies said...

Definitely something of the leprechaun: the green garb and the red hair...it seems, so far, no two Toads have chosen to take this prompt in the same direction.
Very well done!
K

Susie Clevenger said...

I too thought of him as a leprechaun. I almost went that direction with my poem. Instead I went much darker.

Fireblossom said...

The devil's leprechaun! That's perfect for that guy. I found the whole video creepy, except for the funny tombstone markings that said "visit my site". Good job on a difficult challenge, Margaret!

PS--thanks for leaving a Julia a comment!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Devil's leprechaun!! (Round of applause for that one, Margaret.)
I love the way you turned the visual images into a metaphor for life.

Mama Zen said...

"devil's leprechaun"

That's perfect!

Lolamouse said...

You described "Mr. Merde" perfectly! He looked like a degenerate leprechaun to me as well!

hedgewitch said...

Great job, Margaret--you nailed the part about this image that makes one squeamish--that its action is really divorced from human behaviour. But for the wee folk, who are not all little bundles of sweet light, it makes perfect sense.

Susan said...

I will no longer look for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Could belong to the devil's leprechaun! World is upside down

Hannah said...

Your sound play is spectacular especially in your opening stanza and the first line of the next. I love what you chose to bring forth from this challenge!!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

The essence was so dark and daring, a thief of light. Creative creativity !

wkkortas said...

Short, sharp, perfectly distilled essence of the clip. Fine, fine stuff.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I love it when a 55 can pull double duty, and you found an interesting source of inspiration.

Alice Audrey said...

You captured it perfectly.

Lily Strange said...

That graveyard is a city unto itself. I'm a fiend for old graveyards.

Brian Miller said...

nice link between the leprechaun and the gold to be found...there are def those that will take the good and drag it down...

TALON said...

Watching the video and reading your words, Margaret, and grinning like a fool. This was my best coffee break ever! :)

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

I found your poem and video strangely whimsical.

Flash 55 - The Accidental Gardener

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

I found your poem and video strangely whimsical.

Flash 55 - The Accidental Gardener

izzy said...

Very sinister! reminds me of some from the living dead cartoons we used to sneak a read of!

G-Man said...

Very intriguing film Margaret.
I was mesmerized by it in fact.
Loved your script 55
That boy just loved sticking things in his mouth didn't he?
Thanks for playing, thanks for this off beat change of pace, and have a Kick Ass Week End

KB said...

Love your interpretation of the clip. Fine work!