Sunday, April 30, 2017

Z is for ZIG-ZAG of RED #AtoZ #PoetryMonth

April #AtoZChallenge and #PoetryMonth
 
Three goals I had in mind while writing my collection of linked poetry:
1. To celebrate my appreciation of life
2. To experience the process of writing linked poetry, a form of Japanese renshi
3. To give thanks for and better appreciate a life well-lived.
 
The flowers are a colorful bonus for the #AtoZChallenge
 
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Z is for Zig-Zag of Red and Zinnea
 
 
 
A ZIG-ZAG OF RED, STARS

A white-washed canvas,
still life with fireworks,
promises of an exciting display. 

Colors intended only for dreamers
burst before her eyes,
lighting up the blackness left by
a long forgotten sunset. 

A zig-zag of red, stars
too bright to track
spiral down.
She hears the sizzle as
they strike the ocean’s surface
like lava streaming from a cliff
to cool and form new land. 

Thoughts spew forth.
A mind once fallow
now overflows.
A rocket launch
of crackling practicality
explodes to reveal stunning possibilities.
 
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Where do you get your best ideas, while lying in bed ready for sleep or watching the celebration of fireworks on a warm summer's eve? Mine seem to burst forth at the exact time I am without pencil and paper.
 
For your visits to my site in April and your many interesting comments,
Mahalo and Aloha,
Gail
 
 

 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - love the poem ... can see the zig-zag of reds and hues. Blog post ideas spring around me all the time - it needs to be tidied up! Good luck with remembering yours ... I'm looking forward to some warm summer's evenings ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/z-is-for-zebra-zoo-and-zedland.html

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    1. Thank you, Hilary. Today we have drizzling rain, a prelude to the sunshine of May and celebration of May Day. Warm summer's evenings will definite follow.

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  2. Lovely imagery.
    I really enjoyed your theme...popping over to your blog was a wonderful and calming experience.
    Congrats on crossing the A to Z finishing line, Gail.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. For all your visits through April and your interesting comments, Michelle, I thank you. How pleasing to hear it was a calming experience for you.

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  3. Most of my ideas come from browsing the Internet or reading. Suddenly, something clicks and I have to connect a bunch of disparate ideas.

    Love the poem. Lots of meaning there.

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    1. Yes, have to act fast when an idea begins to form among the chaos. It never reappears in the same order. Thanks for visiting, Jacqui.

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  4. LOL - yes I think the universe takes great delight in inspiring us when we're pencil-less.

    Lovely poem. And that zinnia looks like the perfect fireworks display - perfect.

    Congratulations on a challenge well played!

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  5. Thank you so much for your comments and encouragement, Deborah. We writers are never clueless but, as you say, only sometimes pencil-less!

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  6. The imagery while reading your poem was nice :) Inspiration seems to come at unexpected times for me. Wish I could turn it on and off as desired. Well, who would turn it off?

    Congratulations on a successful A to Z completion, Gail!

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Zoo - I live in one!

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    1. The on-off switch was probably a wise choice. Can you imagine ideas constantly pouring into your thoughts? Thanks for visiting, Emily, and for sharing the AtoZ journey.

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  7. A beautiful ending Gail with your inspired poem. I get inspiration when I go walking and my ego takes a back seat as I enjoy what nature has to offer ...

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Susan. Nature does have a way of giving us proper perspective in our lives.

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  8. what an inspirational way of thinking and glorious way of expressions!

    I am amazed with your flow and consistency of story telling .i love happy endings!

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  9. Thank you Baili, for the kind words and for visiting today.

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