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BRING YOUR SENSE OF WONDER


22 April 2019

Crystal Ball Nebula

Word pool prompt with Jill Badonsky

~bring your, four-side, constellation, hot, turning day, endless, navigate, pottery, arm, picture of, night, footprints, collection , fortune,, the sense of wonder, wardrobe,, strangers, love, change, house, bunny.

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Bring your sense of wonder 

with the turning day

Make the wardrobe for your body

A collection of endless magnificence

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Lay the soul of your footprints

across the night sky

Let the constellation of Love navigate

The endless fortune of change

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Make your house not be a four-sided container

Give it the vastness of a hot surging nebula

Whirling and seething 

In the Infinite arms of the unknown

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Bring your sense of wonder

across the night sky

whirling and seething

In the Infinite arms of the unknown.

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IT HAPPENED JUST LIKE THIS. a pantoum of betrayal


Day 11.. napowrimo.

Prompt from Jill Badonsky about something that happened to someone I know, and write about it as if it happened to me.

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It happened just like this

30 years of a good-enough life together brought to closure

A note of declaration of a love affair too precious to end

All that settles in the empty spaces of you is your suffocating scent

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30 years of a good-enough life together brought to closure

No conversation, no apology, no clue of this kind of failure

All that settles in the empty space of you is your suffocating scent

Adult children stunned into silence’s rise to rage

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No conversation, no apology, no clue of this kind of failure

Getting by for decades on the emptiness of generalities, and daily tasks

Adult children stunned into silence’s rise to rage

Betrayal and hurt seeking answers to unspoken questions

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Getting by for decades on the emptiness of generalities, and daily tasks

Talk and intimacy to be taken care of later, later, maybe tomorrow

Betrayal and hurt seeking answers to unspoken questions

Your gone is well gone and lost to any translation

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Talk and intimacy to be taken care of later, later, maybe tomorrow

Today brought not even a goodbye in your completion

Your gone is well gone and lost to any translation

Amazing how the sense of relief comes with the ‘glad-you’re-finally-gone.’

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Today brought not even a goodbye in your completion

It’s a wonder that the signs weren’t more obvious except between the sheets

Amazing how the sense of relief comes with the ‘glad-you’re-finally-gone.’

What you don’t know till you do

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It’s a wonder that signs weren’t more obvious except between the sheets

A note of declaration of a love affair to precious to end

What you don’t know till you do

It happened just like this

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“…COME LIGHTLY TO THE BLANK PAGE”


This is from a prompt I was invited to do via my Creativity Coach teacher, Jill Badonsky.

We were to pick a quote from this website that gathers many quotes, and select the last five or so words at the end of the quote.

Steven and I may not agree on how to come to ‘a blank page’, and then again, is there really a wrong way?    How might you come to a ‘blank page’?SHadow on Dunes, California

“you must not come lightly to the blank page.”  Steven King

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Come lightly to the blank page

Take in the sense of emptiness

The thrill of possibilities.

The taste of what wonder is on the tip

of your pen, waiting.

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Come lightly to the blank page

Give quiet pause to the hungry story

That yearns for the telling.

Tease it like you would a lover

Feeling passion’s aching

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Come lightly to the blank page

Let the bright light of empty spaciousness

Find that sacred resurrection.

Lay down one word at time

Make generous your heart’s longing

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Come lightly to the blank page

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copy rights… jeanne adwani

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FONTIN’ AROUND SEUSS STYLE.


day 24..  napowrimo.

This poem comes from my Creativity Coach, Jill Badonsky.  She asked; “Where do your ideas come for writing.”  Somewhere in her dialogue she mentioned Dr. Seuss.  That’s where this all took me and now here it is.  Prompts are funny thing.

Feeling Seuss-ish

 

FONTIN’ SEUSS STYLE.

Sometimes it’s out the window that they come

Sometimes it comes from feeling gloom

Sometimes it comes because they come

There’s nothing really gloom in

the all around of all the fun

 

That font wants a way and place to romp

That font out my brain those words do jump

That font goes just as they want to clump

They dump and clump when I pull them

from that lump

 

Oh Goodness me how it all does flow

Oh goodness me when I let all those words go

Oh goodness me the words arrow from my bow

How so all those words go when I’m on

that wordy roll

 

So there’s wonder from whence it all comes

So there’s wonder in the fontin’ sum

So there’s wonder how the hell I gets it done

It’s done cause it must get done else die

with no fontin’ fun

 

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I’m in…


Day 6, napowrimo

FIVE CARDS

Today I’m using a prompt  from my Creativity Coach teacher Jill Badonsky.  We have an on-line writers group.   This is Jill’s website.  It’s very cool.    www.themuseisin.com

The prompt is about repetition using these three/two words and to see where they go.  “I’m in…”

So, here I go..

 

I’m in like Flynn

I’m in cause I can’t help myself

I’m in cause I can’t help myself and there is nowhere else in the Universe I’d rather be.

I’m in cause I can’t help myself, and there is nowhere else in the Universe I’d rather be than here with this Flynn character that needs me to be here with him.  Tho’ I think Flynn is a girl.

I’m in cause sometimes you get followed or are followed by Flynn types that tickle you at your edges

till the compelling urge to step into Flynnisms is a must

I’m in for the possibility that Flynning around is exactly what is needed

I’m in this just deep enough to have to go in a little deeper to find my way through

I’m in cause I have decided that Flynn is the only way to go to get to the other side

I’m in when out was how I rolled before I met Flynn on the inside of out

I’m in these words for how  the Flynnish repetition of this whole madness has a hold on me and I must repeat till there is no more of it left in me to repeat.

I’m in for the ride and the loop d’loop of giving myself completely over to this Flynnishness that has created an over and under to my day.  I am not yet on my belly.

I’m in without the fear of being out because once in, you’re in like Flynn.

I’m in for the sake of Flynn at this point, not that this is in anyway a needy experience.

I’m in cause, like I said in the very beginning, “I can’t help myself.”

I’ve been Flynned and I accept that that makes me in no matter what.

 

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DREAMIN BIG STEPPIN’ SMALL


In honor of my re-taking of my Creativity Coach training, with Jill Badonsky,  I have re-posted a poem I wrote back in the fall of 2011.  I had already down the training and was certified and I was ‘workin’ the program’, so to speak.  And, when I opened my  MacJournal this morning to continue the process of selecting poems for my poetry book I’m going do, I was at the 15 of Nov. 2011 and this was what I ‘free fell’ into that morning.  I changed the title and very likely I will edit it and add to it, and not today.  It is very appropriate to where I’m at with the ‘work’ right now.  Check out Jill’s site.  www.themuseisin.com   She is amazing.

 

THE MUSE IS IN

THE MUSE IS IN

DREAMIN’ BIG STEPPIN’ SMALL

Small steps get you there

leaps and bounds will too

What’s important is

What will work for you

 

Sabotage will seek you out

Slice holes in your dream come true

Tells your ego you’re not enough

lays waste to what you do

 

There is no wrong way to ‘get there’

If intention holds you tight

There is as much time as you need

There are many ways to right

 

Small steps get you there

leaps and bounds will too

What’s important is

what will work for you

 

Perfection will claw dreams apart

Shred away your very best

Never enough was more than enough

Perfect fear swallowed your hope chest

 

It does matter how you serve you desire

It matters who you meet along the way

It matters how integrity holds you

It matters what you do every day

 

Small steps get you there

Leaps and bounds will too

What’s important is

What will work for you

 

You are what dreams are made of

You are the dream that was meant to be

It’s all a dream within a dream

Live your dream seem-less-ly

 

 

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ONE SMALL STEP AT A TIME


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Small steps and the big picture

Outcome will find it’s way in the process

And what’s the end of it in the sight

That holds your view in the distance?

From here to there may feel vast

So much space and doing in the

In between when you know that

Spring will get to Winter.

It is the way of the cycle in the pattern

The end is assured, the destination

Will always be granted whether it’s

in your liking or not in the get there

Nature has her surprises and the ride

has plenty of dreary days in the mix

Of blue, and green, and sun light.

Be guaranteed of the stand off

The overwhelm of the get-there-fast

takes the pleasure of the journey

in gasps and rapid heart beats

Willing a slow down in one step at a time

Mistakes, procrastination, perfection

Give enjoy to the path of creation

In the unexpected wonder of Fabulous

When wrong is so very right

There is as much time as you need

Fear is your ally in reminder of

The vast courage you have to take this

Creative life and live it fully

Slow it down, take it easy, breathe

Summer is right around the corner

And the poems of yesterday are the

Pages of how you get there,

One small step at a time

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