Monday, October 12, 2009

Spark your Creativity with Pictures, Poetry & Prose

One of the first blogs that I discovered was Pictures, Poetry & Prose. The creative and inspiring Laura Jayne would provide amazing pictures and paintings to stir a writer or poet to share their creativity. Laura Jayne needs to take a hiatus from her blog for awhile. As a tribute to this wonderful blog, my talented friend Dani, over at Dani's Daily Drop, suggested that we should share some writing inspired by a prompt over at PP&P. Here is the prompt that sparked my imagination for the following piece. It is a picture of a solitary figure looking out a window.

Push my sight
through the horizon.
Grab hold of my thoughts
and take off to nowhere.
Exit the rational
to celebrate the emotion.
Accept the company
within your own soul.

Here's another one that I posted for this prompt with a picture of a dark path:

Fearful eyes wonder
if that cloud of doubt
will follow each step.

A darkness can engulf
the distressed soul
with quicksand speed.

Grab your inner torch
for the faintest light
will cut through despair.

I hope to look through past prompts to find more and more subjects for my poetry. I'm always on the hunt for inspiration! I love how Laura Jayne's prompts gave me the opportunity to stretch my creativity and thinking in new directions. Often, I would just have a stream of consciousness kind of initial reaction. It would always be interesting to see where my mind would roam. Treat yourself to a visit to Pictures, Poetry & Prose. Look through her past posts and you may find just the right inspiration to jump start your writing!

19 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

These are awesome! YOu are so creative and really capture the idea.

Analisa said...

Yes I agree you certainly have a gift for poetry. I love the line "with quicksand speed'
That is so true, but thank goodness for the the light.
Lovely and encouraging.

H F W said...

Reading your poetry always inspires my own creativity while I'm enjoyinh your words. Thanks for sharing!

Joanne said...

What a wonderful way to support her fellow artists, writers, thinkers, by inspiring them with her blog images. Wishing her an inspiring and peaceful hiatus ...

Caroline said...

Wonderful site! Another blog you will love is, Every Photo Tells A Story...you can check it out here.

http://everyphototellsastory.blogspot.com

Have fun, I think you will really enjoy her blog too :)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

You have a beautiful way with words, Kelly. I've missed reading your posts. Keep writing your poetry. You're so good at it.

Nina P. said...

Amazing words that capture the essence of the inspirational photo's. You dove into your creative soul and came out with poetic words of depth and feeling. Even before clicking on the photo, Your words put a feeling and a picture into the imagination of the reader. Wonderful Poetry my friend. I await more inspiration from your hand. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

The Write Girl said...

I love your poems...they are very inspirational. I will have to check out Laura's site sometime. Thanks for sharing : )

Creativity!! said...

Fabulous Kelly :) :)

::She Poet:: said...

I do the same thing with looking through past prompts. I will miss PPP but family first, always. I'm sure LJ will be back. Your eloquent poetry always inspire. Full of depth and creativity.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I am so glad you are keeping alive the creativity sparked by Laura's blog. I too sought the opportunity to stretch and experiment with an attempt to write. What a wonderful opportunity afforded to all of us who found her blog.....waiting for her return.

Dan

Corrie Howe said...

What a nice way to honor her. Thanks for sharing her impact on you.

Aleta said...

I loved the poems. And Thank You Thank You for sharing a source of inspiration! My muse is always looking for such!

Ms Perfect said...

Like I've always said, you're so blessed with your artistic talent.

Don said...

I wrote Laura Jane a thank you. One of the nicest things I got from her blog was many of my blogging friends. She created a community.

Perhaps like the Terminator... she'll be back!

Jenners said...

Lovely poems ... as always. And I think it is nice that everyone found such inspiration at her blog.

Judith Ellis said...

These poems are beautiful, Kelly. The first one is particularly poignant for me. I adore the opening. "Push my sight through the horizon." What a beautiful line this is and how wholly it ends. "Accept the company within your own soul." Both poems move me. Thank you, friend.

Kim said...

Both of these selections you chose really spoke to me especially with what's going on in my life. It's so difficult sometimes to find that inner torch. It is very much like quicksand how you can let your negative thoughts take over. So perceptive both of these pieces.

Gerri said...

Very creative and inspiring. ;)