Well, lots of things, especially this week. Because here's the rest of the deal. Diane began giving us a theme for Poetry Monday to help us out. And last week, Diane's husband, the rascal, offered up the theme instead. (At least this is my understanding of what happened; I'm still a bit dazed.)
If you read Diane's blog regularly, you will know that Diane's Husby is full of mischief as well as good ideas. His suggestion for a theme was "Eclipses of Life."
WHAT??? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN???
After mulling it over for six days, and feeling the seventh day breathing down my neck, I still can't decide. Perhaps it means those times when life's difficulties cast a shadow over our lives. On the other hand, maybe it's the opposite - the times when life's miracles of beauty or good fortune overshadow its banalities and heartaches. Maybe it means the parts of life that are unknown and shadowy.
Maybe it means Diane's Husby is having a private chuckle thinking about bloggers excavating their last brain cells to figure it out ...
By now, the word "eclipse" is even starting to sound funny, after rolling it around on my tongue so many times hoping for enlightenment. Eclipse. Eclipse. Eclipse. You hear it too, right? RIGHT??
The thing is, the interpretations above are all possibilities, and would make great topics, except they haven't sparked anything in my brain.
Aha. There's the problem ... it's not the theme, it's my brain!
Total Eclipse Of The Brain
My cranium is empty,
My brain cells are dead;
"Eclipses of Life"
Is over my head.
I've parsed the words' meanings.
I've Googled them all.
In spite of my searching,
My brain is on "Stall."
My fingers are ready
To type all my thinks,
But thinks are evasive--
And lack of thinks stinks.
My deadline approaches;
I'm drawing a blank.
The clock ticks and tocks;
It's time to be frank:
The topic has won out;
Therefore--so to speak--
My brain's been eclipsed
By the theme of the week.
Crikey. That was hard!
Over to you, my fine readers :)
Hint: The theme is wearing the boxing gloves and has big ears.