In an attempt to find calmness amidst the continued turmoil of a life move, I sneak a few moments to recall a beautiful day with my family. Lately, it is not often that I have time just to write. I forgot the feeling of free-floating with thoughts, the gentle swish of word weaving, and the sound of fingers tapping on a keyboard. It is soothing to be alone with my thoughts so I drift off into the world of quiet writing.
What happens when I digitize one photo and begin the word weaving process? I slip into a zone that I have not been able to enter for several days. I find a spark to ignite my "return to nature" thoughts. The end product is an image poem with three different versions and three different poetic forms.
Promenading! Springtime and you!ReplyDelete
First, your blog is so visually appealing! I love how it scrolls over your background image, the tab look at the top, the color combination.ReplyDelete
"I forgot the feeling of free-floating with thoughts, the gentle swish of word weaving, and the sound of fingers tapping on a keyboard. It is soothing to be alone with my thoughts so I drift off into the world of quiet writing."
You brilliantly captured the feeling of writing! As I read these words, it reminded why I write. I love that feeling!
Your use of writing your poems to an image is one I can replicate with my students.
Thank you for sharing!
Carol, writing is soothing. Nature is calming, most times. Put them together and you get the perfect remedy for destressing and finding yourself.ReplyDelete
The equation poem is perfect, Carol - two ducks on one lake equaling placidity. It really does! Placidity is such a great word. You're a treasure chest of such beautiful, lyrical words. I have never written an equation poem and this one really compels me to try. The final equation - all adding up to five artistic expressions for NPM - is so clever and absolutely so true; this made me smile.ReplyDelete
"The gentle swish of word weaving" is a beautiful phrase. Thanks for making time to write and lighting our way. Your words are always an inspiration.ReplyDelete
Of course, I had to look up "anchored tercet"; thanks for providing the link! I enjoyed the moments in the spring air reading your words this morning. I enjoy writing poetry more than prose, I think, because of the challenge of paring down the gist to the bare minimum, each word carrying so much weight--and the freedom from grammatical constraints. I have a poetry bulletin board just waiting for submissions in front of my school library; hoping some brave students and staff contribute!ReplyDelete
You have been busy and I am glad you have this poetry place you can visit for a break from all of the demands of this big move you have made. I love all the variety of poems you have been working on. Your anchored tercet, wonderful. I especially like your Springtime Tranquility Haiku. Janet Clare F.ReplyDelete
This morning my wife asked me what I intended to do today. "Today, I'm going to have a good and relaxing day, today I'm writing."ReplyDelete