Meaning! Yes, writers seek it, working to turn chaos into sense. In Ouija poetry (see previous postings) you turned random letters and symbols into poetry—a surprising outcome that showed you that there’s more than you realize in those random gestures you made on your keyboard.
Now try this two step exercise. First, take the challenge of writing out at least two lines of meaningless words. They cannot connect in any way. Writing without any meaning at all is tough, but I’m sure you can do it. Try that now.
Girls carpeting BMW eat sidewalks though PERIOD bone-dry stuff ago; even then. Rascal advocating pins surely earlobe store-bought when is? Superior white spokes wheaties nevertheless stucco stuns.
Next, decide that indeed there are connections in this random string of nonsense. Find some. Put together a paragraph that utilizes all the words you’ve put in your efforts for part 1.
We girls are shopping for carpeting. Our BMWs are outside while we eat at the sidewalk café. Though living in this mock period piece, this bone dry era echoing long ago times, we buy the mindless stuff we all feel we need, even then. Like that TV rascal advocating diamond pins for our multi-pierced earlobes, not store bought but hand crafted when possible. Is this superior living? Are white athlete spokespersons for Wheaties our true heroes? Nevertheless, our lovely stucco home stuns the neighbors.
Well dang. That’s not me, so I’ll revise once more to make this my own. This time, I get to use whatever words I want to make sense of this nonsense.
I once had a used BMW with a stick shift that was a blast to drive. I couldn’t afford the repair bills, though, and sold it. John and I took the money and went to Paris where we learned that sidewalk cafes are all about sucking up other people’s car exhaust. Now we drive a thrifty Honda, but still fall prey to random purchases of things we don’t really need. I’ll take all the diamonds I can get though. Superior stones in my book. White, shiny, stunning. But like the BMW and the Honda, I find that I mostly end up with rhinestones.