2022 Creativity Project – Day 17

Barricade

I walked straight into
The wall we made, too high, staid,
I could not scale it;
There was no going through it
Passage impossible met.
Times before I knew
Return tickets would bring you
But this time, worry,
My heart bound with ribbons, twine,
Left alone to never shine.
I was always yours,
You were never become mine;
Broken against walls
I could not soon pass through to
Inhabit your life, present.
A dream, so unreal,
Myself tarnished, so you feel,
I say, “It’s alright,”
When I wake trembling at night;
Once, we were the best, so right.

Prompt
Consider something that arouses strong emotion, embody it in your creation.

Handmade Pen from Zip’s Pens on Amazon – Image © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. Alex encouraged me to turn on the logs.
2. The house is warmer.
3. I worked a few hours.
4. Calendars.
5. Hot water.

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2022 Creativity Project – Day 16

Delayed

I thought of going
To church today, but somehow
Time did run away
I was by myself, weathered
In, and ice ridden, forbade.
My dark chariot
Sat like some sullen creature
Dreaming of the charge
But not to travel at large
Lamented duty undone.
The sun his rising
Weak like a candle exposed
To withering draft
Only graying white woolen
Peaked skies became on high.
The crystals shining
Where they lay combining ice
With the passing snow
Winter showering itself
On those who thought not to know.

Chariot Before The Fall © Jo Ann J.A. Jordan

Prompt: Spin a work from pure imagination, create a mood and draw others deep into it. Personify an object should you wish, to add emotion.

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. The power is on.
2. Work was postponed.
3. I slept like a bunny nestled in.
4. The heat, it works.
5. I have food for the moment.

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2022 Creativity Project – Day 15

Random Crows

It is Winter, I suppose,
But as the weather is, who knows?
A scattering murder of crows
Wings away as daylight goes.
Caught in these woods at sundown
Cawing echoes, surrounding sound,
Marking a spot in memory
As the crows escape over the chimney.
Ebony wings go forth, calling,
It is backward, into the past falling
My mind flys to times appalling
But I try to busy be, Love installing.

Prompt: Think of something relating to Winter and create work informing your audience.

Shredders Live Here – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. Work for the day is over.
2. I have drinks.
3. My phone.
4. The dogs.
5. Kindle.

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2022 Creativity Project -Day 14

Amens
The light of day approaches soft as a kiss
The straw and trees become
I clearly hear the arrival of birds
A rooster in the distance crows
As I open the door for the dogs
I brace myself for the chill;
Morning a pleasure given
By God who holds it in His hands.

I Already Know
The soft caress of love after long loneliness
Being chosen for surprising tasks which honored me
Studying and learning more than I dreamed or expected
Living a fortunate life, blessed with family and friends;
Life is a compendium of every moment we come through
Sometimes we are generously blessed beyond our stress.

Prompt
Write about your own amens or something you know already or even about the photograph below. Create something if you are a visual artist.

Small Tree Down – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. Reba is a friend on whom I can depend.
2. Alex called me first on his new phone.
3. Editing continues.
4. I have coats. I keep the house at sixty degrees, so I need coats.
5. Books.

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2022 Creativity Project – Day 13

Prompt
Today, I rose before the sun and wrote seven poems before lunch, four of which I share. Unlucky thirteen? How is thirteen for you? Do you fear it or defy it? Create something!

Swerve
The path ahead is narrow
There is little space to waste
A moment out of real-time,
But coming round a curve
The sudden traffic stops, swerve!
On the grass, signed, “Keep Off!”
The forest beckons, a dream welcomes,
Crystal shines, the path behind,
But entering the story between the lines
Adventure takes hold, sweeps off the reek
Of buildings and pollution, here safe to keep –
Creativity impinging every minute, wild awake.

Sometimes Red, Others Green
The mind can close, bars in, gates down, red,
Tools to separate ideas, thoughts, imagination – pushed
Until the opening, green, when everything flows
Bringing chaos together, intellect unleashed – tempestuous dreams.

Place Yourself
The page, a world, wide-open,
The canvas, an ever-emerging vision,
The photograph, anything, anywhere, seen,
The pan, pot – whatever is gotten, mixed, hot,
The lesson captured wisdom, learning sought,
The film, bringing imagination alive, action caught,
The music, no static, instruments, voices, well-arranged,
The business, constant motion, full-accounting, bills paid,
All things in unison, talent-focused, money made;
Ideas merge artistry, creation, creators, each trying
To make life worth the sands running down,
The moments a treasure, pleasure, of being –
Who we become on the journey toward Heaven’s gates.

Bits of Evanescence
You, whoever thought pronounces thee
Are not in any sort of captivity
Though you may feel caged, you are free
To be the one you want and need to be.
This world, its shadows are not yours, mine,
We transform what seems into joy we find
When our souls are given ample space, time,
To become caring, gracious, generous, kind.
No barrier can imprison, prevent, shackle Love,
It goes wherever hearts open to the treasure trove
Carried in all the feeling fully expressed
Given to others without return’s expectation, blessed.
Happiness born in simplicity
Sharing the goodness of spirit, aptly,
Feeding the yearnings, bestowing energy,
To turn life into Love’s overwhelming ministry.

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However, Whatever, Wherever, Whenever, Why? Volume Twelve will begin soon, either today or tomorrow. I finished filling Volume Eleven this morning in an extraordinary burst of verse. I started it on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and ended it today.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I got up early today after falling asleep exceptionally early last night.
2. Writing seven poems in one session.
3. I did not have to go out yesterday because I had a virtual appointment with my doctor.
4. Having no reason to go to town today.
5. Still mobile, still here; every day is a gift.

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