Poeticals IV + Haiku

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My muse is again wandering through different mediums and rhythms. Thanks to new book titles on an end cap and a drawing in my sketchpad, poetry abounds.

PoeticaI IV: Inspired by a romance novel end cap.

Haven gone
edge devoured
Hours destined
addicted twice
Honest regret
shades surrender

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Random Haiku: Inspired by a piece of “art.”

The breeze catches me
I float between sun and stone
and land on the ground

A little drawing I did with a black ink and crayons.

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Stay inspired!

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c.b.w. 2012

Poeticals III & Photography Challenge

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I love it when two modes of creativity decide to merge! My muse has wandered between my Poeticals project and the Photography Challenge to create a strange mix of doodling, photography, and poetry.

Poeticals III – Words from the covers of mystery novels.

Dead shadows
phantom jewel
Stonecutter eyes
black, beautiful
Talking bones
sly delusion

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Photography Challenge Prompt: Doodle something and document it. 

The sky pines as pine trees stand tall.
What makes blue cry and green so strong?

Pine tree doodle. Scribbled and photographed by c.b.w.

Note: The words above this sketch were inspired by a writing prompt that required playing with homophones. Through chance, I ended up with “pine” which also lead to the doodle for this shot.

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c.b.w. 2012

Poeticals II

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I.

Inner myth
sense magic
Brave mind
crazy fierce
Masterpiece
open

Original artwork by B.L.D. 2012

II.

Sunless sea
blue dawn
Willows tremble
catching gold

Photo by: c.b.w. 2012

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“Poeticals” is a series a free-write poems inspired by book and magazine titles.  See where it all began, here.

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c.b.w. 2012

Poeticals

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My local bookstore is the best place to write mainly because it has great coffee and quiet corners. However, my absolute favorite thing about it is the fact that I’m surrounded by millions upon millions of words.  Recently, I’ve been paying a little more attention to those words and so has my muse. Instead of just looking at book titles and magazine covers, I’m beginning to see poetry from wherever I sit.

Hence, my new little project, “Poeticals.”  I’ve heard of book title poetry in the past, but its only now that I’m truly inspired to try my hand at creating poetry fragments from random words.  Whenever they change the end caps around the coffee cafe, I pull out my pen and start scribbling different combinations until I end up with something interesting.  The only rule is I can’t use a word unless I see it on a book cover.

I am already fascinated by how each set of words comes together in such a magical way.  Never have I been more convinced that inspiration really is everywhere if we are brave enough to see it.

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I.

Clearing shadow
new sight
Indigo quest
human revenge
Hurdles gall
God’s secret

II.

White landscape,
covered mountain
Above wisdom,
focus unguarded
Changed world,
blown brick
Box icons,
behind life

III.

Private harbor
before poison
Lullaby house,
unwanted grave
Jaguar heart,
lion’s game
Beastly night,
war nocturne

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c.b.w. 2012