Writing simple poetry, song lyrics and short stories has become so important to me over the past few years. When I began my words were therapy for me though at the time I didn’t realize it. I certainly never considered how impactful these words would become in my life and, from time to time, in other’s lives too. What thrills me most is the feedback and how many different opinions and interpretations I get from one poem read through the eyes of others. When I write the words simply flow without me getting too caught up in whatever theme may arise. It simply starts with a line or sentence then blossoms from there. I’ve been told it’s a gift, and while somewhere deep within me I believe that to be true, I wonder why it took so long to develop even as it continues to grow. My grandfather was a writer, so perhaps that is where the answer lies. Regardless, I hope you find some meaning, some smiles, some tears or something else worthy of your time here within these scripts.
If I fall, I know the kiss of a thousand angel’s wings will catch me and set me upon the solid ground with a reassurance that can only come from God. If I lose a friend, my heart may break, but time will heal the heart and soul as our paths have been forever laid out before us in the book of life. We may not know what is written on those pages until we have ventured beyond them, but if we have faith in God, then it really doesn’t matter. Have faith and be well my friends!
As I have continued my struggle to write on any kind of regular basis I had a thought… Start a contest! I will post a couple of my abstract paintings and see what kind of response I get with micro-fiction or poetry using one of the paintings below as the subject.
As an added bonus I will give away each painting to the winner that I and my small team choose. (Any ideas or volunteers to help judge would be great. You would obviously not be in the contest.)
Choose one painting to write about.
Microfiction – 300 or less
Poetry – Comparative to length of microfiction (Nothing real long, please!)
Submit back as a response to this post.
Post copy of painting with your submission.
Winners will be determined after the contest is closed on Dec. 31st. The winners and their submissions will be presented in a new post.
I will acquire the address for the winner and send the paintings out in January.
Hello my sweet and precious WordPress family peeps!
I hope you are all happy, safe, healthy and doing well!
I am contemplating placing some of my paintings out here to see what kind of microfiction stories or poetry they might glean…
I dabble in abstract acrylic pourings, and I am always fascinated by the interpretations of what people see in these paintings.
So, with that in mind, and in lieu of my muse making me wait like a good, innocent, loving couple for their eventual wedding night, I think I like this idea.
I was in my new painting area (basement) while flooring is being installed upstairs and I was looking at several of my paintings and thinking of what I was seeing… Then, in a flash, I wondered if this might be an opportunity to see what inspiration some of them might bring to my WP peeps…
I like this idea and may start a new posting for microfiction or poetry contest… Maybe, I’ll even consider giving the painting to the best entry…