Musings: Color Me Poetic…?
“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.” Salvador Dali
I’m Not A Poet… I Just Act Like One… And Bob’s my Uncle! 😉
Flying pigs, flying pigs
I heard you exist.
I’d worry if chicken grow teeth
or cows sing a Gangnam Style hit…
Add more color to your life. All on a light note. The creative process isn’t so linear… I wanted to use this post to share how snatches of thoughts with a dash of color, add to the development of an idea, a post, or an artistic project. The work is never truly finished. What’s your take/observation? More below!
“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” Yogi Berra
Blue moon, Blue moon
I thought you were for real
Who knew you were a metaphor
for a rare romantic thrill
Juicy Jay, Tacky Tee
You no longer surprise me.
You’ve perfected the art of lying
So “go scratch” works fine for me
Oh, and Bob’s my Uncle! 😉
Have a playful, restful weekend!
What are your thoughts? What do you hear when you truly listen to poetry? Do you write it or struggle with it? Does adding a touch of humor help you share difficult subjects? Do share! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: A Splash Of Color For this Weekly Writing Challenge, we’d like to see you incorporate a splash of color into your posts. Need a few ideas to get started? Write a post inspired by a color:Titling a post “Blue” is likely to trigger some immediate emotions in your readers. They will expect the post to be about something sad or sorrowful, or maybe even related to a wedding (“Something borrowed, something blue”). The point is, colors trigger specific feelings and connotations. Take a color and use the feeling it evokes as a jumping off point for your story and see where it takes you.
Highlight color in a story or event: Good storytelling is in the details. Tell us a tale with a particular focus on your surroundings, using vivid and colorful language. At your family picnic last year, were the trees just green or were they just a vibrant green color that they almost seemed to glow like neon?
Insert color into your posts: Are you a painter, an artist, a handyperson, or into DIY projects? How about literally inserting a splash of color into your posts through photos, describing how the colors make you feel or the story behind your series.
Positive Motivation Tip: Poetry is not as easy to write as it seems… Follow your muse and keep an open heart and mind. Add color.
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