Friday, February 8, 2013

Given that one has limited time in the evenings


Fragmented TV time

watching TV / playing angry birds
watching TV / i should read a book instead
watching TV / waiting for the news
commercial / loo / water / snacks + crackers

watching TV / surfing the web
watching TV / making a draft, jotting down notes
watching TV / i shouldn't / what am I watching
watching TV / checking facebook / sketching / outlines for a poem

news is on / depressing, new document / outrageous
watching the news / i need a break / one thing at a time! / relax
watching the news / watching the news / bored / just let me play / paint
watching the news / an object -finding game / channel surf / so many games

watching the news / almost time for bed / already half-way there / tomorrow



**This was originally for one of the week's dVerse Poetics hosted by Brian I think. I didn't post it that time because I didn't know what I was doing with it.

9 comments:

Fred Rutherford said...

I like the way you set this up. Gives you what is and what should or what other options are available. Television does take up a lot of time in one's life. Personally I enjoy it, but strangely enough I've found my tv hours dwindling a lot the past five years or so, as indicative of my almost filled TIVO, which I just can't seem to find the time to watch all the shows I think I want to watch Lol Angry birds I found was too addictive and sadly, as fun as it is, I had to delete the app from my Ipad, I was spending way too much time with it. Books, I spend a lot of time reading. I actually don't really watch the news outside of catching an article or two passing through the rooms, as my dad's a news junkie. I read articles on line and so forth, Depressing is a good word for watching the news though, especially the local one since those stories are so close to home. Excellent poem, and the way I read it, I'm seeing as being only one way one could read it, thus an excellent use of form. Thanks.

Ravenblack said...

Thanks Fred. Sorry I haven't been to your blog in a while. I've been a bit out of it. And I have a lot of ideas, but somehow, how to put them out in ways that make sense is lost to me. I'm not too worried, this just happens to me.

I don't much watch tv. News... actually I avoid it. The stuff usually makes me depressed and angry.

BTW, If you are sick of angry birds, I recommend Kairo -- an abstract adventure game: I just think you will appreciate the art.

Claudia said...

ha cool... really like the way you capture how it blends together in a vortex swirl..smiling at one thing at a time..we are so multitasking nowadays..ha... i'm not a big tv watcher.. it's a bit a shame but i don't even know how to switch ours on - that has to do with that one hundred different things are connected with it and we also have one hundred different remote controls and i just get lost..ha...smiles.. have a great saturday!!

Brian Miller said...

ha there are often times i ask myslef what the heck am i watching...i really try to limit my time on it though...and just let me play...been there too...smiles...

Ravenblack said...

Thanks Claudia and Brian. :)

Claudia: I can relate -- why can't TVs just function as TVs anymore, they really are getting too complicated. Smart TV and all that.

Now..I just need to be working on that new prompt. lol

Laurie Kolp said...

I can relate to the distraction from TV.

zongrik said...

sometimes, we just can't stop. recently, that's how i was with season one of Once Upon a Time

journey with a new friend

Ravenblack said...

Laurie: I read your poem on that! :)

Z: addictive shows. So few and far between. It's Downton Abbey for me at the moment. :)

Thanks for coming by, Laurie and Zongrik.

dsnake1 said...

it's true, there's little time for working adults in the evenings, especially here.

this looks like an experimental work, and i liked the repetition of "watching TV" (reminds me of the reruns on our channels) :)