2022 Creativity Project – Day 20

Tanka and Regulars

Sometimes the strength flees
Without an explanation
But sweet temper holds
The heart keeps smiling songs bold
As women who men behold.

Prompt
Create work about a condition of the constitution. Bonus if you can bring it off without stating or illustrating what you describe.

Image: © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

My apologies; I have been very exhausted all day. This may suffer.

Gratitude List
1. Reading great books.
2. Electric lighting.
3. Washer.
4. Dryer.
5. Clothes.

You have drifted off
I know not where, but my heart
Begs me to find you,
My soul recalls how much you
Delight me, renew my life.

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Overcast, like Winter
Days that threaten from cotton
Skies to drop blankets
Of freezing sleet, snow, and ice,
My life withers without you.

I write love poems only because I know love due to experience. The fruitlessness of current days makes me fear I am lost with no way.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 19

I never know how these entries will fall, whether readers will like them or not. I do know I always hope they bring glory to God.

My life has been a jumble of experiences. Without the miraculous love of Jesus, I would not have come so far.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.— Proverbs 19:21

Letting Him Lead

This moment, this day
Is an astounding blessing;
Life, a passing breath,
Celebrated beauty, pleasure,
Gifts beyond every measure.
Toddlers, teenagers,
Remind us of the passions
That ran volcanic
Through our veins in younger years,
Still, sometimes it wild appears.
We have learned certain
Graces to evidence with help
From God who teaches
All who willingly allow
His guidance to work somehow.
Prayer, experience,
Discipline through joy and pain,
Let us grow and claim
Nurture and understanding –
Bringing a faithful landing.

My perfectionist and critic always say I do everything wrong. Do you get the treatment, too? I have learned I can fake the tyrants out by claiming I am fooling around. When I push send, they go off the deep end. I guess it goes on and on, never ends.

Being a Copy Editor helps with some of the complaints. I get to catch other people’s mistakes, and it feeds the hungry ghosts.

Prompt
Every day brings its gifts and challenges. Create something that acknowledges what you face today or at another time.

Tonka Trucks – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Appreciation
I am thankful:
1. Chocolate muffins
2. Reading glasses
3. Wookie, the vigorous pup
4. Tribble, too cute little pup
5. Getting a poem published

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May your life overflow with opportunity, prosperity, joy, and love. I wish you all good things. Be blessed.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

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.

New Beginning – Image: © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

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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2022 Creativity Project – Day 11

1
Somehow we decide
How we will go on with life
Under a blanket
Woven considerations,
Troubles, doubts, unbridled fears.
2
This heart is yours to
Capture if you wish or will –
It, I only give.
3
The heat, argument,
Sets the candle flame into
A paroxysm
Of erratic commotion
While it burns, no choice remains.
4
Take me, give me form
For I am yours all alone
My heart sings you songs
With smiles, laughter, joyful tears
Forever, I will be yours.
5
No price set or paid
Is enough for sins forgave
By He who ever
Reigns in Heaven’s brightest halls
Lighted by His lovely grace.

Wookie missing Maui © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Prompt
If you have a pet, take note of activities or moods and draw conclusions from your observations. Create a work that reflects what you learn, and share if it appeals to you.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. Alex and I talked today.
2. Reba called.
3. The music filled the house with songs all day long.
4. I was able to accomplish the task set for today.
5. Language flows through my veins, a reality I cannot explain.

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