Monday, January 28, 2013

Susan gave us a Second Chance

Susan over in the Garden gave us a second chance with our poem.  She wanted us to play with the last line of a poem we had written and recreate a new poem.   I am rethinking my endings now, lol.   Thank you,  Susan for this fun idea...

Here’s the challenge: Look at five to ten of the latest poems you wrote and find last lines that are rich with possibility for a new beginning. If none of your last lines leap out at you, simply pick one you like and use it for today’s prompt. It will be the first line (or two) of your brand new poem—long or short—that you write this weekend. 








Life's weathered memories
wrapped in bridges of time...
arrive in newsprint n' sepia thoughts
woken by faded blooms 
pressed in brittle yellowed pages
hints of pale pink hues scent
past whispers 
 
Faded n' chipped pearls remember...
the dance of  tender
 green shoots filled
 with spindly hope
cascading towards
the indigo destiny
  
Humble beginnings planted
fragile and young
tucked in a delicate quilt of'
lavender dreams
washed with
 blessings
outlining the soul's
connected dots...
© Ellen Wilson





     


31 comments:

  1. This feels like a dream, Ella...so many, many beautiful colors and images play here...I like the sepia and newsprint...delicate quilt of lavender dreams. Making me want nap sweetly this afternoon, my friend. Beautiful! ♥

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    1. Hannah,
      I hope you and your family are making the best of those snow filled days! Yes, I too am dreaming of spring :D
      Thank you! @>-----------

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  2. Ella, what a beautiful painting and poem this morning!!!! So many wonderful lines: "tender green shoots filled with spindly hopes", and the "lavender dreams washed with blessings"........lovely writing!

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    1. Sherry,
      It is a rubber stamp! I was playing with this image. She reminds me of Mother Nature :D
      Thank you! I think spring inspires all of us~

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  3. I love the hints of Spring within your lines, Ella. It is so subtle: the pale pink, the green shoots and the lavender dreams. Very beautiful poetry.

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    1. Thank you Kerry! Spring lives in my heart~ I think we constantly have to reach n' grow ;D I hope your heat wave has ended and you are enJOYing wonderful weather~

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    1. Hi Laura, loved your photos-visual poetry! ;D

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  5. Oh, Ella, I love the idea of a delicate quilt of lavendar dreams washed with blessings..... Intricately worded!

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    1. Thank you! I guess spring is in my heart always! Especially need a sign today, lol :D

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    1. Thank you Tatius :D
      I'll be by soon to visit!

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  7. This is lovely specially: delicate quilt of
    lavender dreams ~

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    1. Thank you! I wish I owned such a quilt-my daughter does ;D

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  8. i love how you tie it up at the end with connecting the dots.

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    1. I didn't notice till later the dots around her face! lol
      Thank you :D

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  9. "Faded n' chipped pearls remember...
    the dance of tender
    green shoots filled
    with spindly hope
    cascading towards
    the indigo destiny . . ."
    Really love all of its imagry, but here especially love the old remembering the young, winter remembering spring reaching into the sky. It is a second chance, built off another poem, connected in quilts and the yellowing pages of books. None of this is ever out of date. Someone could draw a beautiful collage from the details in this poem.

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    1. Thank you Susan! I guess I better get busy and create a collage ;D I'm in the middle of making cupcake flowers-I'll show you later! Zany, but fun on a cold winter's day :D
      Yes, I long for signs of spring! I had way to much of winter between Maine and Alaska(twice)! Yes, the first poem I posted below is about a rainbow~ Thank you!

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  10. Such beautiful imagery. I remember being young with that delicate quilt of lavender dreams....

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    1. Thank you Susie! I want my quilt back, lol ;D

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  11. i love your use of colors throughout, Ella! this is beautiful with such delicate but vivid imagery! i wish you had included a link to the poem you selected the line from!

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    1. Grey mattered memories enchant wishful glances
      of youthful thoughts
      capturing the dance of light
      against the prism of colored tears
      Chakra spirals try to balance
      the yin and yang
      of life's weathered memories
      wrapped in bridges of time

      It is a poem about a Rainbow :D

      Thank you Dani <3!

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    2. oh, the original poem is beautiful, too, Ella! thank you for sharing it!


      dani

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  12. I just love "tender
    green shoots filled
    with spindly hope"
    — beautifully done, my dear Ella.
    K

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    1. Thank you Kay! I know I look forward to spindly, spring hope :D
      don't you?!

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  13. tucked in a delicate quilt of'
    lavender dreams

    Wow! And this was created from an ending! Don't you just love prompts like these... to think this beautiful poem never would have been written.

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    1. Thank you Margaret...and I do! I think it is fun to experiment with what we have written! :D YOU are kind~

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  14. Your poem flows beautifully..very nicely done:-))

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    1. Hello Valleypoet! Nice to meet you~
      Thank you so much :D

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