“capturing inspiration”

Inspired by photography of Brooke Shaden at:   http://brookeshaden.com/gallery/




shiny power from

imagination’s station

bursts into dusty room

of beautifully tired mind;

ideas full-throttle steaming,

bells clang, lantern gleaming,

an archetypical locomotive

that sweeps any confusion

off flexing steel rails onto

sooty hardwood flooring;

while graceful barefoot

thoughts pose, entranced

by marvelous miniature

revelation which may

inspire fresh energy

for creativity; black

and white contrast

needs fleshing out,

expressed in muscular

tones of new dance steps,

art’s arabesque.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 12:22:47

    Cool to marry the ballerina with the locomotive and consider the inspiration behind both…extraordinary!


  2. Margaret Schaff Bednar
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 02:38:57

    What a cautionary tale – make sure dreaming doesn’t get in the way of achieving!


  3. georgeplace2013
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 17:18:46

    A child’s toy come to life to inspire a new dance. Lovely story.


  4. Hamish 'Managua' Gunn
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 16:27:54

    She is graceful barefoot, true, and a very graceful poem, and inspiring poem.


  5. vbholmes
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 16:09:17

    Interesting use of the locomotive as metaphor for inspiration. And a very creative interpretation of the image from power of the engine to dancer’s grace of the woman..


  6. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 10:50:53

    while graceful barefoot

    thoughts pose…makes for an interesting wrap…

    i think at times we need those things that will burst in/slip in and surprise us…
    they keep the magic in the world a bit….


  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 07:50:52

    I think we all need these inspired surprises entering our closed rooms with bells and whistles…


  8. claudia
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 03:29:24

    wouldn’t it def. cause a burst of inspiration if our familiar walls are suddenly broke and the unexpected comes in… and i too hope that she takes the opportunity to try new dance steps


  9. mishunderstood
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 00:40:07

    Wow! From start to finish, this is beautiful. You really took advantage of all the details in the image.
    “thoughts pose, entranced by marvelous miniature revelation”…love this line.


  10. ayala zarfjian (@ayalazarfjian)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 00:37:28

    A lovely, creative piece!


  11. Desmond, Anthony (@iamEPanthony)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 00:01:37

    this harbors such imagination and creativity; very well written. I hope she dances as amazingly as the words in this poem… smiles


  12. Grace
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 23:47:56

    I admire the sudden burst of energy and creativity here Lynndiane ~ New dance steps, I love that ~ You have selected a charming setting, smiles ~ Thanks for participating and wishing you happy week ~


  13. Gabriella
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 23:44:27

    I hope she does take those steps and start to dance!


  14. Mary
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 23:38:55

    Anything that brings fresh imagery for creativity is worth while indeed…especially if it inspires some new dance steps. Smiles!


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