Fear in Writing: Challenge

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Thursday, November 19, 2009


In the spirit of finding art in new places, today I have a challenge for you. I found these words and they spoke to me from the center of an otherwise ugly mass. To me, they flow like poetry...
"Her body's been kissed by the sun,
And coconut replaces the smell of the bar
and I don't know if it's her or
The rum"

Here is the challenge: From what did I take this group of words? Do they make you feel, smell, see what the writer describes? Are they beautiful, sexual, abhorrent to you? Tell me what you feel, but most of all guess from whence you think they came.

I'll let you know on Friday.
Hint: it's amidst art, but not where you'd look for poetry.
The only rule: No Googling! Use your writers' brains!

On another note, I apologize for skipping the Thursday blog. Glad you all came back anyway!


  1. I'm going to say it's from somewhere really odd...like a rap song? I don't know the words, but they seem more lyrical to me. Great description.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. I agree with Elizabeth - the words have a flow to them. Maybe a commercial?

  3. I have no idea, but my guess is from a song.

    As for how they make me feel - part of it I like, and part I don't. It starts out with the promise of a certain feeling, or *emotion* but then falters...not seeming to flow with the the beginning. It's as if the remainder lessens the beauty and poetry of the first line...

  4. Its from the Zac Brown band from the song called Toes!!! And it makes me happy just thinking about coconuts and sand and rum:) Hope you are doing well Michele!!! (its Gimpy)

  5. TOO MUCH GIMPY! She got it right...it wasn't very hidden...so I'll work on my reveal post right now...Glad to hear from an old friend!

    Can't believe I'm hearing from an old soccer friend on the very week I bring back an old soccer injury! In fact, I'm so old that the Nashvile ortho doesn't even have records of my 1994 knee surgery! Gimpy, those were the days...

    Reveal post to come...