• NaPoWriMo,  Poetry,  poetry

    Do You Have A Tardis?

    I’m behind already. I knew I would be. You can’t multitask without one of the balls you’re juggling falling at some point. In my case I’ve had two fall. But that’s okay because they aren’t as important as the others and I can easily pick them back up again. I’m behind on my NaPoWriMo schedule and the nature photo challenge Lizzi tagged me on. If you follow me on Facebook you might be seeing lots of spring pictures showing up. The photo challenge would be why. It’s fun and gets me out of constant packing and moving and I’ve noticed I’m more relaxed when I do it. As for NaPo…I…

  • NaPoWriMo,  Poetry,  Writing

    I Fell For It…Again

    I am so gullible. Naive even. I truly believed I wouldn’t fall for it, no matter what they did, no matter what they said. But my own nature betrayed me, so now it’s official. I have entered NaPoWriMo’s April Poetry challenge. My house is completely upside down right now. Chez Lunatic is indeed moving and half of my belongings, and my family’s, are in one place, and the rest in another. But I do have internet so I’m not completely off the grid, though it was a close thing let me tell ya. My two elder kids nearly lost it. I mean, seriously. If the Zombie Apocalypse happened today they…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Writing Cinematically

    OctPoWriMo Day 2-write cinematically. An interesting concept for me. Pick your favorite movie or video, mute it and pay close attention to a scene. Then write a poem in that way. Truth is, I’m not certain I have a favorite movie. I honestly cannot come up with my favorite. There are so many that I love and a few that I watch over and over again. So what to do? I chose to write about a particular scene that moved me recently. Sir Ian McKellen is one of his generation’s finest actors, and I recently watched his 2008 performance of King Lear. There is nothing about that version that did…

  • Poetry

    A Poem About His Eyes

    My response to a challenge CJ gave me a couple of weekends ago-to write a poem about someone’s eyes for her. I hope this works, CJ. 😉 The Windows To His Soul By Jesi Scott “They say that the eye is the window to the soul. But it is the soul that is the window.” ~Andrew Hamilton     Oh, to swim in that crystal ocean, So clear and deep and sea-blue You can see to the bottom; See the sun shining on clear days, And watch the storm clouds gather And cast shadows over the waves.   Oh, to sink beneath the waters And feel the strength of the…

  • OctPoWriMo

    I Accept Your Challenge and Another Chapter Begins

    I did the challenge from yesterday, you guys, but my video was still rendering so I am putting it up along with the next challenge, which is…Another Chapter Begins. Okay, maybe it’s just me but some of these challenges hit amazingly close to home. Today’s prompt is exactly what started me off on this new journey that I began almost a year ago. When my dad died, it was a huge kick in the butt. It opened my eyes to a lot of things that I’d been ignoring for far too long. At some point, I found this inspirational picture: My life was going in a direction I didn’t want…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Definitely NOT the Ballroom Blitz

    Hey everyone. How are you? I’m doing ok today. Still feeling a bit down but I think I’ve finally reconciled my feelings and we’ll see where it takes me. Let’s get into today’s poetry challenge, shall we? We’re writing about being late, and the anxiety and stress that creates. The suggested poetic form is the Blitz Poem, and while I am not overly fond of it, it has an interesting effect that does intrigue me. I prefer reading it to writing it and I think you’ll understand why in a moment. You see, it’s a lot like word association. It’s one thing to say it out loud, and another to put…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Color Your World & Revolution

    Ready for more poetry for the poetry challenge? Today’s prompt was “Color Your World”. After days of some pretty intensive subjects for poetry it was time for a more light-hearted approach. But I had to sit for a bit with this one. There are so many different ways I could have gone. I started one poem in which I described the 5k fun run I did in April this year called The Color Run. (I plan on doing it again because it was so much fun.) However, I scrapped it. I really couldn’t think of anything to write about. But then, my eye fell onto the vibrant purple yarn sitting on…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Desire is Love’s pure flame…

    I have to admit that I love today’s poetry challenge which really didn’t seem much of a challenge to me being about obsession and desire. You see, poets know desire, intimately. We are ruled by our passion, our Muse, and to know our Muse is to know desire, to be obsessed with wanting. I think it’s a requirement. But what is desire? The dictionary defines it clinically as “a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.” Yes, but isn’t desire so much more than that? Coleridge describes it as “Love’s pure flame”, and Alice Walker says that ” desire can sometimes transform into devotion”. If…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    A Poem A Day for 31 Days

    My friend CJ, whom I reference often, has decided to do a challenge: write 31 poems in 31 days. It’s called OctPoWriMo. She tweeted me and thought I’d be interested, but I really thought it would be too much for me to do this month. October is terribly busy with kids in band and elementary school happenings like fall carnivals and parent/teacher conferences. However, I’ve been reading CJ’s poem submissions for the challenge, and it’s inspired me to try. But I’m behind. By several days. So, I thought I’d play catch up. I’ll write two poems until I get each day up to the current one done. Sound good? I…