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NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 4

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Today’s featured participant is 7eyedwonder, where, from Day 3’s rhymes-and-near-rhymes prompt, a mighty ode to bread has risen (like dough…it’s risen…get it?).

Our poetry resource today is a series of very silly twitter accounts. One thing that poetry is often said to do is make us see the familiar in a new way, and expose us to the magic of everyday life. These twitter accounts do something similar @MagicRealismBot @dreamdeliveryer @GardensBritish @A_single_bear?

Our prompt for the day takes its cue from our gently odd resources, and asks you to write a poem based on an image from a dream. We don’t always remember our dreams, but images or ideas from them often stick with us for a very long time. I definitely have some nightmares I haven’t been able to forget, but I’ve also witnessed very lovely things in dreams (like snow falling on a flood-lit field bordered by fir trees, as seen through a plate glass window in a very warm and inviting kitchen). Need an example of a poem rooted in dream-based imagery? Try this one by Michael Collier.

Happy writing!

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Nora’s poem on the participant’s site is wonderful – brilliant – inspiring and of this time.

A Pint A Pound, The Whole World ‘Round – I look forward to reading more on her blog.

I think of all the people who are going to follow a few more twitter accounts today – love the magical story that I landed on at the Magic Realism Bot twitter. A murderer falls in love with a silver maple tree.

The Dream Delivery Service gives me – You crack a battery open & a yellow bird flies out.

British Gardens You are in a British garden. Your teeth are melting. There are bumblebees in the haze. The flood is a festival.

A Bear gave me Sometimes it is difficult to decide what to do because there are so many things to do (swim, nap, climb, sleep, run, rest, etc.), and I often end up doing the same thing anyway: thinking about what I want to do… …while napping. I am a bear.

I carried on going through the twitter accounts.

 

 

This poem took a few days to bake, I haven’t been sleeping – let alone dreaming! But I have one reoccurring waking thought – so I cheated and used that! Following an experimental start I then played with treating my scribbles (still in the notebook) in different ways – extracting some vocabulary and paring it down. The result is an incredibly dark, foreboding poem.

The Most Exciting Opportunity!

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motivation dreamsI have a fantastic opportunity this summer to be on stage with a poetry army – to be part of it myself – this appeals to both the actress/performer in me and the poet! I cannot wait!
More on this later in the year!
WHOAHOOO! The noise we make when our dreams are coming true!

Daily Post – Six Words, One Dream

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Daily Prompt: Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/daily-prompt-six/

 

 

Great success, motherhood, riches and serenity.

 

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I have dreams, we all have dreams, I am pulling mine into focus, jumping right into them and steering them towards ‘reality’. What I mean is that dull reminder that I am a creative being that I have ignored for over a decade is becoming a beating drum, loud. My own heartbeat perhaps. I have been somewhere that reminded me – life is too short.

 

We are put here on the Earth to be who we can be, potentially. You have to listen to those guiding voices at sometime. (I hope I don’t sound too crazy) I mean that nagging inside when you know you should be someplace else, doing something else.

GREAT SUCCESS refers to just that. Me following my inner voice, being guided by my creative spirit to spread my wings and fly, no… soar towards my greatest dreams and make them a living reality.

Which I will and in doing so I will be successful. A success. And if my dreams come to fruition in the way I have dreamt them, a GREAT success.

 

MOTHERHOOD, couldn’t be plainer, do I really need to expand? It is a place I have always thought of. Something I have always wanted. Cannot imagine leaving the planet without a little part of me existing inside someone else. We have talked about it for years, now we live under the same roof… it is in my future.

 

RICHES – Now in my wildest vision of my future this does literally mean money. But I needn’t dream millionaire, I just want enough. A comfortable sum. If my great success pays off, there will be plenty. I also mean riches as in a life that I dreamt being a life I now lead.

Riches of family, treasures that are not things and treasure that is things but priceless things. Each other. A unit. A new life.

 

SERENITY – is the feeling I hope to achieve at the end of all of this, if I gain all I imagine I want I will feel total, whole. Complete. At ease, at peace, serene.

A good place to be ready to dream more… motivation dreams

 

Blogtember September 4th Day 2 – 3 Months Off!

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This is a wonderful challenge, with a list of fantastic, thought provoking prompts. Click the icon to find out more.

Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your Blogtember
current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for
fun photos from Pinterest, but don’t forget to cite the source!)

Now my initial thoughts on this prompt were split. I am (technically 1 month in to doing exactly this) having made the changes I have to start over. I re-read the prompt and thought about stepping out of my life for a bit and taking hold of a different one.

Of course we all have ambitions & most of you have read months of posts all about mine, so this is my chance to dream something different…

I would travel, absorbing the riches of culture and life. I have done some travelling, but the trip of my dreams needs crowd-funding! And realistically because I have taken time out and have yet to earn, travel is something that cannot be on my actual agenda for some time! Here I can just do it. I would also  learn to fly a helicopter. This is something I would love to do but doubt I ever will, especially if the pilots need perfect eyesight rule applies.

I would like to be outlandish and say that I would go to Mars on the space mission, but those chosen are only getting a one way ticket and I know I would miss Earth too much. Besides much as the Galaxy fills me with awe and wonder, as much as I love star gazing or flying, I have never had a desire to launch myself into space.

I could go and do something useful to help other people for three months. But I know in my heart of hearts if somebody turned around tomorrow and said – ‘Here’s 3 months, everything’s in hand we will keep this writing / working thing ticking over for you, sell your apartment, pay all your mortgages and bills and make sure your life is just as you left it (only better when you return)’ and then said ‘the world was my oyster…’ I would take it literally pack up a bag and take off.

Some places I have been, some I haven’t … I would love longer than 3 months, but I am used to packing 6months travel into 1.

ENJOY the trip!

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And then fly home

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First Class!

All images used in this trip are copyright Creative Commons images.

Family Tree – Word and Picture Entry #2

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The young girl has a

Dressing up box full of clothes

she wears her mum’s heels.

 

She dreams of dancing

En pointe one day the same as

Dame Margot Fonteyn.

 

She has pearls for a

Gift on her twenty first in

a red and gold box.

 

Lace gloves elongate

Feminine hands and fingers.

A dancing beauty.

 

The tree offers us

many branches to hang our

Lives on, boughs of faith.