It’s never been more important to stay connected and keep smiling than right now. Here’s how we’re doing it at BrandCulture.
Every Friday at dusk, we get together to catch up and unwind. There’s so much anxiety and uncertainty in the world right now, so our catch-ups provide a much-needed escape and a dose of silliness.
So far, we’ve played celebrity head, two-truths-and-a-lie, and most recently, a poetry slam. If you’re looking for ways to stay connected and keep your culture thriving, we recommend all three. You may groan at the thought of a group poetry writing session, but trust us – your talents may surprise you! Just choose one of Simon Mole’s YouTube tutorials, watch one together, hit pause when it’s time to jot down your thoughts, then take turns reading your poems aloud.
Designers turned Instapoets
In 10 minutes, we whipped up the following masterpieces (some are sillier than others). The topic: write an ode to something you love… We hope you like them!
An Ode to Stillness
quiet, calm and peaceful
like a still lake
no sound, no thoughts, empty space
weightless and spacious
free of the world
warm and safe
feels like home
the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders
big smile across my face
An Ode to Surfing
Floating through ripples of light,
Crashing waves on the shore,
Flashes of sea life dancing in the shadows below.
A calm serenity mixed with adrenaline,
as the world drifts away.
Never-ending laps around the sun.
Currently out of reach,
waiting for another day.
An Ode to Coffee
You, warm and fragrant.
You, fluffy and candid as a cloud.
A call from heaven with a clink.
You can make a brain to start and open a window to the world.
Saviour of early mornings and late nights.
I would be an amoeba without you.
An Ode to Dancing, Music, Bubbles flowing French champagne
Pop, jump, wiggly hips, time stops and life never-ending,
Two people met, time stood still, no stress, no pressure just here and now.
Things grew, it changed but still we have the music, the laughter, the bubbles effervescent.
The bubbles can leave, for now not a care, no need or importance – goodbye.
Like a child unaffected, like a moon that lights up the world, like a sun that never goes down.
Life without sound would seem isolated, no music, no laughter, no joy – a bit empty.
Smiling, happy, dancing lover of life and endless bubbles of joy.
An Ode to Jellyfish
Pulsating, shiny & flowing,
Squelching & crunching
Water lapping on the rocks
Nightmares on wax, relax and chill.
Lay back, take it in – scared and wary it hurt.
It got better over time.
An empty ocean with obvious motion
Jellyfish, float by.
An Ode to Darkness
Without you who would I serve,
Air is void and earth ungrateful
The ground parts and you rise
Spirits ride like the four horsemen of the apocalypse
Angel of death, metal, hardcore
Your blood tainted
Tastes like victory and smells like success
Feeding on the souls of the living
The world now at peace.
An Ode to Meat Pies
I’ll never forget the very first time I sank my teeth into you,
Pierced your flaky skin,
Sucked your sloppy innards,
A splash of bloody red.
Nobody knows what’s inside you,
But it doesn’t matter.
Skanky pub or dodgy servo
You always leave me wanting more.