Category Archives: creativity

The Big Reveal

It is weeks in the making. First the design is conceived, drawn and copied for a pattern to attach to the worktable. Glass is selected by color, texture, opacity… or sometimes simply availability and affordability. The glass is cut, ground … Continue reading

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Cruel Moon

“The moon is merciless,” she writes. Cruel and scathing, she tells us. Is this the same moon under which lovers swoon? The same moon toward which canids tilt sharp-muzzled heads and sing ballads torn from the depths of ancient heritage? … Continue reading

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Driving in Reverse

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 18. The prompt “sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with)… [C]over everything but the last line. … Continue reading

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De-Composing

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 19 (still catching up): An erasure poem as described by poet Dan Brady. “First, write a paragraph of prose about anything you want. Next scan through the text and try to erase it down to a single … Continue reading

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Unpremeditated

I’m trying to catch up in the National Poetry Writing Month challenge. Here’s NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 20: “Write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.” One suggested approach was to write the poem in a way that rebels against … Continue reading

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Narcissus

“I never did like Narcissus,” he says, though I hadn’t asked for his opinion. “Narcissus? Why not?” I ask. “It is such a presumptuous flower, So simple – banal really – yet it pops up first thing in the spring … Continue reading

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Mishmash

Eat not, you’ll never want for less. The next worst thing could be the best. Heed not and you will find the hidden. Spoil the rod, the child has bidden. Break some rules to mend the rest. Let the sun … Continue reading

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