Feeling two different ways

…about the same situation.

Using alliteration, assonance, consonance, euphony and cacophony as described at Fight to Write! (Thanks Ace!)

initial ideas…

  • death of an abuser
  • death of an incestuous family member
  • death by suicide

DEATH DEATH DEATH
DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD
HATE HATE HATE
Grief stroked her hair
laid her down and covered her face
with kisses
cold comfort
Cry out and wail
sob and flail
useless hands
against
him.
DEAD
DEAD
GONE
sweet breath of relief
fears release
sharp pain, anguish, despair
Crunching up the gravel path
stony stare
DEATH

GONE
Open wound bare
Tended with care
Love lives where fear fled

Dread departed
We gather to forget-
me-not
ever
see you again.

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Blogscapades and Taming the Wild Thing

blogscapades

Hot ToPiC: How do you DO stuff on your BloG?

DiSclaiMer: Me no eXpert! Me just show u wot i do.

ReMemBer: Look up WordPress Support and Forums

What’s on the Menu?

Credit to OM at HarsH ReaLiTy for his Blogging Tips, free advice and some cool stuff on his blog. More tips in his ebook.

See something you like on someone’s blog? Why not ask them how they did it? OM gave me some pointers on how he got all his Add a Line Poetry posts to show up on a Menu tab.  Now I’m going to share it with you, step-by-step.

Add a New Post. That’s easy and I’m sure you already know how to do that.

Before you press the big blue Publish button, look down below it and you’ll see, most likely, a box that says Categories. If you want say, a Poem Art tab to appear on your Menu, then click +Add New Category, and type in Poem Art.

Then press the Add New Category button. Takes a short moment and you will see Poem Art appear in the box that says Categories, at the very top, with a ticked check box.

Simple as that.

Next, when you’ve finished typing your post, or uploading one of my colouring pics from my free online colouring book and using it as a poetry prompt, then press Publish.

Now to get it to appear in your menu.

Go to your Dashboard, and select Appearance > Menus.

If you don’t have a Menu already, just click Create New Menu, and type in something like “My Blog Menu numero Uno” and press Create Menu.

On the left, there are boxes for Pages, Links, and Categories. Choose Categories. You will see your new category in the list. Such as Poem Art. Tick the checkbox beside it. Press the Add to Menu button. It appears in the menu box to the right. Check your Menu Structure, and press Save Menu when you have it how you want it.

A little note at the end….
From memory, your new menu doesn’t need to have your blog’s home page added to it. Have a look at your home page to see if it shows on your menu. If it doesn’t, then you can add it. Just go to your Dashboard, select Appearance > Menus, and type your home page URL into the Links box. You can add your About page or any other page you create, by ticking the checkbox beside it in the Pages box. Press Add to Menu, and press the Save Menu button.

All done, just like that.

Tame that wild thing! These blog tips lurk under the Blogscapades tab on my Menu!

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Phew, that is my first Art-Tickle on my blog. The rest is art that sometimes tickles… a funny bone!  Maybe I will try a few different types of art-tickle in future. 

Let me know if any of the instructions seem incomplete when you come to actually following them. I’ll see if I can wrangle an edit into the wild thing! If it means near-fatal injury then I’ll scarper. Unless your blog is used for life-or-death mission critical purposes, in which case, I will take the risk!

Other Wildersoul blogs: Wildersoul Colouring Book · Wildersoul Rainbows · Big Armchair

Inspiring Young Poet

This girl is amazing.

Shine a light poets!

 

~

Found it first on my Reader here: http://youthandeldersja.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/brilliant-south-african-11-year-old-poet/

More here: http://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/botlahle-winner-of-south-africas-talent-2012/

 

Poem Art: Butterfly Celebration

Poem Art: Butterfly Celebration. Look what iaminvisbleme did with my butterfly art! It’s so beautiful!  I like the combination of purple, yellow and pink, it works well together. What a lovely poem!

This touches my heart.

via Poem Art: Butterfly Celebration.

Love

Cool, crazy, untimid

Reserved, mature, unafraid

Tender, enduring, fearless

Rushing, gushing, reckless?

Never never feckless…

Keep the moths away

My writing prompt for today is to keep the moths away.

You have a nice character

People are drawn to you…

Mm-Hmm…

They are – it’s not like you’re trying to be anything. You’re just like that.

Mmmmm-Hmm….Take the word ‘trying’ out of there. Just be who you are.

But… that IS who you are!

Mmm-Hm. You got to keep the moths away, they hurt themselves.

—-

Thoughtful.

So you are artificial? An artificial light?

No no. The moths are after something unnatural, instead of something natural.

So are you the sun?

The moths cannot reach the sun, it is too far.  They fly as high as they can, and they find their direction.

—-

I am listening to beautiful music.

Poetry in progress…

Okay – this is from Kira’s Wordle Wednesday poetry prompt which is way cool.  I’m going to go through editing it, and show the editing in progress…. dunno why…. what do you think?  I’m calling it my poem therapy!

—-here’s the finished version:

female mind wandered
sexual proximity turning commentary
around
tenderly obedient…
sexual healing
making desire
constant
respect
female
mind

——- and here is the first gathering of words from the prompt….

female
healing
front

mind wandered

sexual proximity
turning commentary
around

open
mind

female
tenderly
obedient

sexual healing
comfortable separation
making desire
constant

mental
respect

female
mind
clear

—- all right here comes the first edit….

female
healing
mind wandered
sexual proximity
turning commentary
around open mind

female
tenderly obedient
sexual healing
making desire
constant

mental respect
female mind clear

—-and the second…

female
healing mind wandered
sexual proximity turning commentary
around

open mind

tenderly obedient

sexual healing
making desire
constant

respect female
mind

——hmm maybe one more…

female mind wandered
sexual proximity turning commentary
around
open
tenderly obedient
female
sexual healing
making desire
constant
respect
female
mind

—happy – trying out a variation…

female mind wandered
sexual proximity turning commentary
around
tenderly obedient…
sexual healing
making desire
constant
respect
female
mind

—that’ll do. 🙂

I like this prompt at http://wrestling-life.com/2013/06/05/wordle-wednesdays-6/

It’s the first time I’ve spent a bit of time editing one, it was an interesting process… quite liked it!

Worth

Worthwhile

Scrubbing

on my knees

on the floor

 

A breather

Take her in

with open gaze

 

Worn loving hands

resting

on tired knees

on faded chair

 

Following

well-trod path

Belonging

to generations

before

 

Gentle smile on lips

 

Scrubbing

the floor

for all

it is Worth.

~

I wanted to express my feelings about looking after the older generations, on an everyday practical level.  I found joy in the simple scrubbing of a floor for a woman who has done that chore a million times before… for all those she loves in life.  And it brought to  mind all those generations of maternal floor-scrubbers who led me into this point in time where I am found kneeling – in the best kind of prayer and service.