Mini Paintings at Nelson-Atkins Museums
painting with my mouth
my pen, my brush, my blog
I don’t know why I waited so long to try painting. I don’t know why I put it off when it’s something that I had tried in high school and gotten compliments on. I guess I knew that I would not be able to paint in the realism form. But I don’t know why I let that stop me. I have started letting myself out of my self-imposed boxes. I am going to consider myself an artist, and stop just doing “poet things” because I don’t need to limit myself.
My goal is to paint at least 1 new painting a month in 2019. To exercise every week. I used to say that I would exercise every day, or lose X amount of pounds. This year I am going to try to exercise 3x a week and whatever happens, happens. I read 23 books in 2018. I know that when I was in middle school and high school I read constantly and I probably broke that record many times, but since I’ve been an adult and starting keeping track, that is the most that I have read in a calendar year. I hope to read 30 books in 2019.
I hope to keep working in ministry at my church as a lay person and see more people get involved in the church on that deeper level. I want to start writing longer blog posts. I will still put a poem in every post as this is a poetry blog, but I may start making longer more traditional blog posts. I am working on a book, but it has been really difficult for me. I have wanted to write a book for a long time, and I have an outline and I have the whole thing mapped out in my head I’m just having trouble writing the boring parts like describing the traveling and the land. I may try to do National Novel Writing Month in November and see if that helps me finish up.
So this is my New Year’s post and my New Year’s resolutions or goals for 2019. I hope you all have a great start to the new year.
painting a landscape
trying to get the flowers right
This haiku was written for prompts from #haikuchallenge #dimpleverse found on Twitter. Where do you find your prompts? Do you ever write or paint what you saw in a dream? Do you ever use an account like the ones on Twitter?
bright rays of sunlight
flowers past their blooming
spring becomes summer
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excuse number five
because I never stop hoping
watering dead flowers
I hope you are enjoying this week of haiku. Leave me a comment if you are!
Okay guys, while I’m having a good week, it’s been a crazy start to the week. So I am going to put my first 3 posts up today and without a lot of fanfare. If you want to know what the PAD Challenge is, it is the contest put on by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest, and where I am getting my prompts so that I can write a Poem A Day this month. April is National Poetry Month click that to see where I got my images. I am going to space out the posting of my poems/posts today because otherwise, people don’t read all of them. Stay tuned! I wrote the poem for April 1 on the First, it is a cinquain.
photo courtesy of Poets.org
I mutter to
the flowers that I tend,
they nod their heads as if they know
flashes of color
lots of people at Zumba
Today’s prompt was “paintbox” and lots of people wrote about Autumn leaves so I went a different route. I am trying to honor important things and people in my poetry.
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the bee navigates
through the many flowers
which party to attend
Remember to plant flowers that bees like to eat!
we say the flowers
are budding out too early
mother nature sighs
Today’s prompt was “nature” again. So I tried to write a haiku that was a comment on how climate change is making spring come sooner. What we call “too early” may be the new normal because of global warming.
Anyhow, this is my last poem for National Haiku Writing Month 2017. Be sure to check out the others and leave me a comment on your favorite haiku.
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end of the work week
dried up flowers
Today’s prompt was “wiped”.
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hellfire red blooms
narrow leaves of Lucifer
Sunday in the garden
I love my lucifer flowers. My flowerbed/garden is too sunny for bleeding hearts, so this is as close as I can get. Do you have flowers in your garden that are a substitute for something else?
one year the hollyhock
is pink the next it is white
the nuance of flowers
Do you have flowers that change color? There are some flowers that gardeners have down to a science. They know what kind of fertilizer added to the soil makes what color of blooms. I just water mine and hope they bloom a lot, I don’t even care what color. I will admit that dark red and white are my favorite flower colors. However, I seem to have forgotten to take a picture of my hollyhocks when they were white. Last year when they were white, it was a bad year for hollyhocks. The blooms weren’t pretty because the ground stayed too wet. That is probably why I didn’t take a picture. They went quick this year too. Only half the stalk bloomed, then the whole plant began to die.