Regular readers of my bog will know that over the past few weeks I have been orchestrating a simultaneous blogging project, among my fellow poetry bloggers. Well, today is the day and all the posts should be up on my colleagues blogs. I am heartily looking forward to reading what each blogger has written. And theme that everyone has been writing to?
In choosing this theme I was, in part, giving in to my more mischievous side. I, of course, love swearing. A well placed swear can be extremely cathartic and substitute swears such as shoot or sugar, don’t have the same impact. Let’s face it, substitution is just not cool. Either swear or don’t. Don’t pretend. You’re not Ned Flanders. Grown-up adult people should be mature enough to make a judgment on weather to swear or hold back, without resorting to the attention seeking ploy of not really doing something but still trying to imply you are a little bit naughty.
On the other hand there is also the more serious side to swearing. To swear allegiance, to swear an oath, to make a vow. It appears this does not really happen much in modern life, outside of the courtroom or the marriage ceremony. Perhaps the decline in marriage, is less to do with a lack of interest in commitment from couples, but more to do with the acknowledgment of the deep binding seriousness of the vows that we could choose to make? I for one, refused to vow to obey my husband during our wedding – why make a vow you know you are going to break?
Those are just two of the aspects of the word, I am more than confident that my crew of trusty blogger mates will find many and varied permutations and tensions within the word. I am really excited to read what they have posted. I hope you will enjoy the experiment and also find some blogs and poets who you really enjoy. Please feel free to let me know what you think about the project, your feedback will help me decide if its worth doing again.
To continue on with the project, please click on any of the blogs below, and read.