There is only one poem I have memorized by heart. I was a freshman, he a senior. One evening we sat in front of the high school talking, listening to “forever young” and watching the Harvest moon explode over the horizon.
Following on my birthday he wrote me a letter promising to try not to be sarcastic or obnoxious all day. Included was this Poem. I don’t remember if he succeeded not to be obnoxious but I do remember the Man & the Moon.
The Swimming Hole Whispering pines spoke sacred vows As you entered into my valley Inevitable, the way water flows Feet entwined, gingerly at first The slow slide the Swift plunge Limbs spread wide Ceaselessly searching the divinity of desire your … Continue reading →
Years ago I found my way through cyberspace to the Art House Co-op. They had an inspiring project-Your life in snapshots. For $20 they sent you a disposable camera to take pictures of your life. I never sent mine back but the project was a creative kick for me.
So now inspired by their Sketchbook Project 2012 I have decided to modify the idea for another personal creative jumpstart. This year the sketchbook project lets you choose from 38 themes or have a theme randomly chosen for you. I plan to do a sketch for each of the themes and post them on my site in a random order (read here-As inspiration on a theme strikes).
I remember you
The last of the people I know
In fifty years
Ask me how I can help
The first ever…
In 10 minutes
Along the line
Grey side of life
Fill me with stories
Things found under car seats
Travel with me
Forever in a nutshell
This is a sketchbook
The worst story ever told
Fears and tears
The companion book
It’s summer where you are
It’s winter where you are
Long trips and short phone calls
Writing on the wall
A path through the trees
Stitches and folds
Heroes and villains
Forks and Spoons
I think I will count my post the Man in the Moon as the first one, I remember you, at least for now. I know cheating already…tisk tisk!
This is where your help is needed. I want suggestions of themes for the random choice category. So if you have any ideas please let me know.
P.S. I plan to make a $25 donation to the project even though I am not directly participating as thank you for their contribution of inspiration.
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