Words From a Hat: Gender-bending (Dada random scramble)

some lived men
of displays and sequins

1970’s the preening
as most nature
their proudly effort who thanks Stardust

it experience their todays
with like badge shoes
latest species stuff makeup

glam dabbled power
that grooming to Ziggy the peacocks

and bearing with meticulous strutting
rich or metrosexual still
icons colors displaying
in mate spandex,

charged in embrace a flamboyant
boyfriend femininity

no season with simply
their girlie  more boyfriend
women alike comfortable oversized
masculine,  have regularly
men’s the boyfriend
threat to shirt, jacket,
little new girls must borrow
and side, the fashion tailored
tomboy’s boyfriend
and seem is every flip jeans on

I took this text from:  http://www.colormagazineusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=544 What a fun exercise this was.


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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56 Responses to Words From a Hat: Gender-bending (Dada random scramble)

  1. brian miller says:

    hahahah….what a trip…glam dabbling to the stardust…ziggy the peacock is quite the character as well…smiles…and spandex can def get flambouyant…smiles…this was a treat susan…smiles…flipping on my jeans and rolling on

  2. claudia says:

    ha smiles…just checked the original article as well and really love what you’ve done with it susan

  3. davidtrudel says:

    Reading this was the mental equivalent of a midway ride, dizzying and fun!

  4. Mary says:

    That meticulous strutting of a peacock sure is fine, isn’t it? I saw the finest of peacocks 1 1/2 weeks ago. Brilliant. Ya, probably metrosexual. Flamboyant indeed, but that is the way of today’s world. Women comfortable in oversize…well why not be comfortable, I say. The difference between masculine dress and feminine dress definitely lessens with time. I do think the metrosexual peacock has the right idea. Time for that dull peahen to get in step!!

  5. Susan says:

    Seems to be a mating ritual underway among these lines. Perhaps they mistake the hat for a bed?

  6. Chazinator says:

    I really enjoyed this, having been there at the time, and following Ziggy. Though my outward appearance did not resemble the glitter, my soul sparkled 🙂

  7. Rowan Taw says:

    I loved the imagery, and I’ve always had a fondness for glam rockers.

  8. Very creative weaving of words Susan ~ metro sexual or boyfriend femininity, have we gone too far ~

  9. Ray Sharp says:

    glam and playful

  10. you sure put me through my reading paces here – all I can say is I have a closetful of aging men’s hats, and I don’t mean baseball caps

  11. Ha, that was quite a ride you took with us here. and anything involves Ziggy and peacock has to be excellent 🙂

  12. nico says:

    This was amazingly fun to read! Some of those phrases–oh lord! That oversize masculine phrase has me cracking up. For different reasons (or sometimes the same reason, I suppose), this is the dream of both men and women!

  13. henna ink says:

    I think this is exactly what it’s supposed to be like—completely random and crazy, but packed with great sound. This was fun to read aloud, and that’s the point. I especially like this part:

    “little new girls must borrow
    and side, the fashion tailored
    tomboy’s boyfriend”

    Makes a lot of sense to me!

  14. Alice Keys says:

    What an amazingly meaningful word salad. What exactly did you do to get here form there?

    • Alice, it was so much fun and very easy. I picked two paragraphs from a fashion article on gender bending style and pasted them into a paragraph scrambler, and then pasted the result here–put in line breaks, and deleted a lot of strings of “and of is by.” What fun!

  15. Such a roller coaster ride with this one… looks like you had a great time crafting this piece together!

  16. A fun dip in the pool of experimentation!

  17. MarinaSofia says:

    Pure David Bowie, I thought! Sounds like great fun!

  18. Akila says:

    Its amazing to see the creativity spun out of random scrambling of words! Lovely

  19. mobius faith says:

    love what you’ve done here.

  20. Rhonda L. Brockmeyer says:

    Wow…getting the message through the cut and paste was brilliantly displayed here..well done Susan.

  21. BroadBlogs says:

    Love it when men and women can both express themselves outside the gender box.

  22. bostonpoetry says:

    Great! This throws gender and sexuality in the air and leaves it to the wind! What a great Dadaist poem. I really liked
    charged in embrace a flamboyant
    boyfriend femininity

  23. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    It was fun to read, too!

  24. hypercryptical says:

    I found this prompt tremendous fun too Susan.
    Loved yours – it brought a big smile to my face. Particularly love:
    and bearing with meticulous strutting
    rich or metrosexual still
    icons colors displaying
    in mate spandex,

    Anna :o]

  25. janehewey says:

    you’ve accomplished dada to a T. well done, poet.

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