Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 The Challenge was to write a Slow Poem

http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/

I Begin Again, Slowly...
I am alone in the studio, It is overcast,
The clouds hang like
A gray blanket over the village.
There is a low light coming thru the windows,
All is quiet.

I begin the day slowly,
I review the work
Accomplished yesterday,
I reject it all.
Reminding myself,

It is not a "waste,"
I was practicing and
I learned much.
I clear my work space,
To begin again.

I select different paper,
I hang brushes to dry,
Carelessly left in water,
I choose new brushes,
And select paint.

At the end of this day,
Or in the morning,
I will review my work,
And I will begin again,
Slowly.

The path of creativity,
Is a slow process,
I am required to bring,
All that I am,
Or Ever have been,

Or experienced,
To my work,
This becomes my map,
My compass.
I take a deep breath,

And I begin, again,
Slowly.......

3 comments:

  1. I was up early, came to my computer, and now read my own process in your words. Each day, a beginning, slowly. I even wrote about beginnings. Thank you for so beautifully detailing our process.

    Elizabeth

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  2. That is the ongoing experience isn't it? Each morning, beginning again...slowly.
    For me, it is blue sky and cool blustery breeze and I will begin again as well.

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  3. bravo,
    what a perfect piece for today's writing challenge.
    way to go.

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