fertility

I have written on this theme before (search my site for “birth of a poem”) but then…after my first son, I eventually birthed 4 more!

poem begins as embryo

when an image sparks

pregnant thoughts

which swell into words;

word cells divide/multiply

to form fetal phrases

as distinct details develop

with additions/edits

until time comes to

birth and deliver poem

to the waiting world

with hope it will be

accepted, perhaps

even loved.

fresh aire

 

a brisk walk

an honest talk

a good read

 

an art fest

a media fast

a child’s play

 

a full cup

a warm hug

a favorite song

 

an open Bible

a quiet meditation

a simple prayer

 

awakens heart

 

stirs creativity

 

motivates change.

 

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D’verse Poets talk about what to do when writing gets stale…

 

 

 

 

 

“capturing inspiration”

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

 

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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.