R — NaPoWriMo

§ April 21st, 2015 § Filed under atozchallenge, haiku, NaPoWriMo § Tagged , , § Add a comment

Am I rational?
Make a reasonable request —
I’ll consider it.

rational thinking
only gets you to the point
of other options

If your rational
and my reasonable meet
we might have a plan.

Day 20 — NaPoWriMo

§ April 20th, 2015 § Filed under NaPoWriMo, Poetry and Lyrics, travels § Tagged , § 1 Comment

I did take a little road trip today, over to the Clark to see a painting on loan there. Took a quick tour around and visited old favorites and saw the wood/linocuts too. Cool stuff.

NaPoWriMo had a suggestion “Darkness and Light are powerful things that can mean a lot. Use them as inspiration for your poem today.”

While I was driving around yesterday I was listening to random songs by Paul Simon, thinking what a fabulous song writer he is. His lyrics just make me glad that someone can write that way. I can’t do that but I did play with a more song like structure to go with my road trip.

I let the wind blow me up the road today
up the road and across the hills
the sky turned to dark
and my heart grew too light
to be earthbound again
just let it go
i just let it go.
the rain came along up over the hills
and the green hungry ground
held out its arms and drank it all in
the trees were singing out
and the trees were swaying
hallelujah
they were singing it out.
while the rain blew all around
and the trees danced with the wind
I chased the darkness over the hills
and my heart grew too light
to be earthbound again
just let it go
i just let it go.

Q — NaPoWriMo

§ April 20th, 2015 § Filed under atozchallenge, haiku, NaPoWriMo, quilting § Tagged , , , § 1 Comment

OK, today’s the day – Q is here at last!

Quixotic quilter
one day decided to write
poems and a novel.

Quixotic journey
between writing and quilting
two different roads

A quilter today
and a writer tomorrow
and both every day

The dark before night

§ April 20th, 2015 § Filed under In the neighborhood, overhead, weather § Tagged , , § Add a comment

The wind blew in some interesting weather this afternoon.

Writing Advice

§ April 20th, 2015 § Filed under Do the Work, From the Quote Box, the creative process § Tagged , , , § Add a comment

The best advice I know to give is to learn to put up with boredom and frustration. You have to sit through the dull times when nothing’s coming and stay there, for however much time you’ve given yourself to write, even then. It doesn’t have to be all day that you do this — it could be an hour, two hours maybe — but the ability to just stay there in the face of soul-wearying emptiness, that has to be developed just like any muscle. Because that’s what imagination is: a muscle, and it has to be worked out. So you sit there in the face of nothing, or you write gibberish you know you’re going to toss the next day. But you stay there. You work at it. You fill the time. And gradually, the empty days grow fewer, and the frustration periods shrink. You never lose them entirely, but they shrink. — Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn

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