14 June 2013

30x30: day 14. plume

Today is Day 14 of the Our Lost Jungle Thirty-By-Thirty Challenge, a challenge designed to help writers and artists foster the habit of engaging in creativity regularly. Whether you are an artist, musician, writer, or other creative type, this challenge is for you.

Each day in June will feature a prompt to help inspire you. Take on the prompt, or follow your own creative path! Please feel free to share your work here, post links to your work on your own blog or website, or just follow along (and share your progress)!

day 14. plume

I know what you’re thinking. “Wait a minute … didn’t we just do this?” Yesterday’s prompt looked at the multiple meanings of “plum.” Today’s prompt is to play with the word “plume.” A plume could be a feather, or anything resembling a feather (i.e. some plants’ seeds have “plumes” that allow them to be blown about by the wind). A plume is also the term for a group of feathers used decoratively, as in a colonel with a plume on his helmet. A plume can also be a “rising column of something,” like a plume of smoke. Used as a verb, to plume is to be proud of yourself, boast, or congratulate yourself for something. By the end of today, you’ll all have something to plume about … go, create, and wear your creation as a plume in your cap!


Inspirational Quote: “Now we lament one / Who danced on a plume of words, / Sang with a fountain’s panache, / Dazzled like slate roofs in sun / After rain, was flighty as birds / And alone as a mountain ash.” ~Cecil Day-Lewis, “In Memory of Dylan Thomas”


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  1. http://dianaterrill.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/plume/

  2. Wither thou goest, Houdini?


  3. Here's mine. http://wp.me/p1bqY3-WP

  4. http://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/to-groom-a-plume/


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