This week’s challenge is to write a poem starting with the line: “I must speak up today.” I am looking forward to reading your poems so please post them on your sites and send me a link in the comments section of any of my posts this week. In the meantime, stay safe, stay home if you can, and keep the faith. Don’t forget to … Continue reading Poetry Challenge – I must speak up today . . .
For me both journaling and coloring are great for the soul. Then again all art forms are soulful experiences for me. I published a book that focuses on both journaling and coloring. The book contains mandalas i drew and pages to jot down reflections. I included some inspirational quotes that I call food for thought. My mentor and longtime friend recently commented on my book. … Continue reading Journaling and Coloring
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Little Artist At four she knows art is a serious endeavor She even said she wanted to be an artist forever It’s in her DNA a proud grandpa decreed Look at the great perspective! She’ll be a great artist indeed. Look at her choice … Continue reading Little Artist
A Found Poem Flightless wings know very well Authenticity lives in death The song of May reminds us that Mother’s Day is near and a Mother’s fear grows more today Because The Promised Land no longer sows Bluebells in the sunshine Beside the old Trail of Hope Where I used to collect my dreams one by one But despite the awful things That … Continue reading A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month
Alone Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone. There are some millionaires with money … Continue reading A Poem A Day – Maya Angelou
I was in fourth grade when my dad took me to the Apollo Theater in NYC. Little did I know then that I was listening to whom would be known as the Queen of Soul. As a teenager I sang many of her soulful songs. Of course, R-E-S-P-E-C-T will never resonate the same. She taught a whole generation of young women about self worth and … Continue reading Hail to the Queen of Soul!
I do not think one can exist without the other. We must be mindful of the creative process and what it means to be creative. Isaac Asimov once said that to be creative, “isolation was a requirement.” At times I believe this is true. But there are times I do not want to be isolated at all. Creativity is expressed in many ways. We may … Continue reading On Creativity and Mindfulness
I came across quite a few workbooks at the book store that suggest that we keep lists of some sort or another. One book caught my attention Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed. It made me think of my mother who was a list maker. She made lists to remind her about things. She made a to do … Continue reading My Mother Made Lists
The following is another poem inspired by my fellow bloggers. Thanks for your beautiful posts. The attributions follow. Check out their beautiful work. All is prayer When thoughts are still A rainbow of hope Fills the sky And I Pray All is prayer And I am here To tell you We are one All is prayer Who am I but a body … Continue reading Found Poem #5
Melba Christie We all start our journey through life, with the pitter-patter of our feet. a milestone most of us meet, by about the age of one, all is discovery and so much fun. But life will take you down many paths some will be rough and some smooth some you will hate some you will love some created just for you … Continue reading Journey
I found a Unistar ready to be wished upon I wished for many things I won’t say how many but if tomorrow the world is at Peace we shall thank the Unistar. Melba Christie The painting is my representation of the Unistar. Make a wish if you want. It can’t hurt. Continue reading The Unistar
This decision is not linked to a New Year’s resolution because I do not believe in making resolutions. The other day, coincidently at the beginning of this year, I was thinking about the fact that I am totally bilingual and that I write poems and stories in Spanish. Some pieces are direct translations but many I originally wrote in Spanish. I found a few in … Continue reading Poemattic Becomes Bilingual in 2016
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves” – Carl Jung I recently visited the exhibit of Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Gardens. I took this picture of the desk where she painted. I imagined her sitting there looking around at her beautiful garden. I … Continue reading On Creativity
My mind drifts often Like snow does in a winter storm It takes short walks to get energized When it returns It reminds me of the sweet things in life It does not allow me to think about the Times of strife and suffering and of when Sometimes my soul was not a soul My mind escapes me occasionally; It takes vacations to exotic … Continue reading My Mind
The canvas awaits the luscious wash of crimson, lavender and Ivy green that even a rainbow would envy the scene Reality or fantasy created no one knows for sure only the artist and the muse who got together one afternoon. Continue reading Watercolor