Kaleidoscope Sunrise

For We Write Poems: Ten Fingers Plus Two (twelve word poem)
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Kaleidoscope Sunrise

Darkness sleeps
as earth
rolls over
inhales
chaos
of color
born
anew

Elizabeth Crawford 7/25/12

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Notes: Slideshow is a series of sunrise photos, taken by a friend at the western shoreline of Lake Michigan, which I then turned into kaleidoscope images. My thanks and a big hug to Viv for instructions about how to do this.

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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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12 Responses to Kaleidoscope Sunrise

  1. nan says:

    This is beautiful. I read and re-read and re-read – and it turns like the earth’s movement.

    Thank you, Nan. Yes, I like that particular movement as well, because it also reflects the movement of the slideshow, which was the original source of the poem.

    Elizabeth

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  2. Wow…you picked well, Elizabeth…seriously well-worded…thank you for this!! You really capture that turning of season…breathing of nature.

    Hannah, thank you. I have only recently gotten into photography and find I much prefer nature pictures to almost anything else. Love the kaleidoscope images because they seem like a bit of magic and remind me of Mandalas, another fascination. Glad you enjoyed. I am fascinated by the depth and variety of these twelve word pieces. Really delightful reading,

    Elizabeth

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  3. Yousei Hime says:

    The poem is like the sunrise, unfolding meaning a line at a time. Beautiful all around. 🙂

    Thank you very much Yousei. I really like this twelve word poem form and all the different things people have done with it. We are a very talented community, and we take our Art seriously. This prompt seems to really underline that reality.

    Elizabeth

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  4. WOW! This is beautiful, Elizabeth – the poem is wonderful, absolutely perfect, and tyhen the slideshow of photos and your art is breathtaking. I know the tech stuff is a steep learning curve, with which I struggle, but you seem to have mastered it. Way to be brave!

    Sherry, after reading this, I just had to send you that email about the IPAd. It so fitted with your comments. I have mastered only the smallest aspects of it Sherry, but my intent is to go on learning for as long as possible. And I always need help, lol.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, Elizabeth. Nice to see you over at wwp!

    Pamela

    Oh Pamela, it feels so good to be back here again. I’m trying to take it slow and easy. Having been away for so many months, it hasn’t been the easiest thing, but I’m at least feeling a bit more comfortable. Coming to WWP seemed like the next best step and when I saw the prompt, I felt it was synchronicity at work. And from what I have read, including your offering, I know I made the right choice. Thank you, my friend,

    Elizabeth

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  6. Julie says:

    I echo all the above comments, Elizabeth. You captured so much in both the words and the photos …. don’t know which I liked best but they compliment one another and gave much enjoyment. Thanks for a glimpse into the beauty of nature.

    Julie, I have been fascinated by nature for as long as I can remember. My father started taking me fishing when I was eight years old. That meant long drives on back country roads, hikes through the back of beyond in search of trout streems, sometimes with Dad explaining what we were seeing, other times just a very companionable silence. Some of my very favorite memories of all time.

    This twelve word poem certainly gave us all an opportunity to focus in on those important things, didn’t it? Thanks for stopping in and for your very generous and kind words,

    Elizabeth

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  7. unevenstevencu says:

    like the idea of the earth inhaling chaos as it turns 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed Steven, and welcome to Soul’s Music. At this juncture of my existence, movement is slow. Daylight brings a seemingly hectic race to me, of sound, color, and movement. I find that I sit down a lot and just observe, lol.

    Elizabeth

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  8. Irene says:

    Very effective personification of earth rolling over, Elizabeth, and a beautiful slide show. How exciting WWP is this morning. Thanks for coming back.

    It’s good to be back, Irene. And I’d have to agree with you. The twelfth of Neil poems have been great to read, the focus and brevity have certainly made a tremendous difference for some reason. Thanks so much for your comments,

    Elizabeth

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  9. Ella says:

    Elizabeth 😀
    I loved it…
    I too had to read it again…
    so much depth in your view…
    Stunning!

    Thank you very much Ella, I think I might be a bit addicted to this twelve word form, lol. It really makes for some interesting results.

    Elizabeth

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  10. neil reid says:

    Well Elizabeth, you may be gently working your way back (and yes, my delight you should know, seeing you here again), yet some (kindly) mischief seems your companion too – daring to think including my name in a poem “form” (quite amusing my friend!).

    And you tempt me too, as they say, “how low can you go?” for future-tense – a six word poem, dare we try perhaps, like a wordle in reverse! Depending the mischief I feel inclined to engage!

    Interesting interesting poem Elizabeth – how the words stand, how they flow. Re-reading I got to be more aware of the flow, and variations too. I tried to attend that too with what I wrote, but yours seems even more sensitive that way. (Pardon friend) and hope you don’t mind an alternate suggestion here, cause while reading these were the breaks I heard, so thought perhaps the physical poem should reflect them too. What about…

    Darkness sleeps as earth

    rolls over

    inhales chaos

    of color

    born
    anew

    Or something like that. Maybe it could even be an alternate reality poem map, repeating itself, different each time only by the spacing of words (maybe that’s a prompt, huh?). But you know, just playing around, and you’ll forgive that I feel that much safe with you (nothing to fix, just look in other ways too). While I don’t ignore spacing certainly in what I write, neither do I give it that much attention in and as itself. Think I’ll now give that second thoughts for myself. So thanks. And spacing is different from just using commas or such, isn’t it!

    I delight in poems that let me see, let me learn. Thanks thanks thanks.

    neil

    Neil, the best part of being back (even in a limited fashion) might be seeing you here on my site. That feels and is great! They say that you don’t know how much you need or want something until it is gone. I’ll take it a step further: One doesn’t know how much something is truly missed until it appears again. Thank you so much and doubly for the prompt. It has certainly turned into a learning experience. I don’t know about six words, perhaps seven? An uneven number is more apt to catch the eye, thus the attention. Least that’s true in the visual arts and poetry is that in its own fashion.

    Which brings me to your comments about a reverse wordle. Take a look at my most recent post here: “After”. I did the twelve wordle words as a poem and only added one word to keep the context clear. So, my friend, already done, lol. And you are so right about the spacing. I am realizing, as I try more of these Twelfth of Neil pieces, that spacing can suggest, connote, and denote a whole lot of things. I like what you did, and have a few I want to try myself. Different spacing, different placement, means different perspective, perhaps even different knowledge because of different emphasis. Wow, I really like that idea. How’s this

    Darkness sleeps as Earth

    rolls over

    inhales

    chaos of color

    born anew.

    Same words, but somehow different sense and image. Love it. And yes, the slide show was play. I’ve been experimenting with kaleidoscope images and finding a whole lot of magic in the process. Take a look at the 1sojournal site. Been using lots of photos and brief verses and ending with the kali images. I may have disappeared from the scene for a while, but I certainly haven’t been sitting still, lol.

    Thanks so much for the visit, I’m so glad you took the time,

    Elizabeth

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  11. julespaige says:

    I keep thinking I’m going to wait for my guys to show me how to play with my photo program. You make me want to delve right in. So what if I make mistakes…as long as I don’t blow up the computer. I had to look at the photos several times to realize they were the images of the still frame sunrises. The earth breathing as a whole entity…charming.

    Thanks for your visit. I’ll catch up on my e-mail eventually… (snail mail too).

    Hi Jules,

    one of the things I love most about digital art and the photo programs is the undo button. Yes, mistakes happen, but most often can be quickly undone. We learn from our mistakes, and often find wonderful sights and imagery in them. My older sister is taking water color classes. Something she’s wanted to do for years and now can because she’s retired. We talked about the delicate touch necessary to do that. And she told me how she gets frustrated because she’ll get the sky in the image, just the way she wants it and then screw up the next part. I told her of an old friend of mine who used to do a lot of water color. When she made those kinds of errors, she often would tear off the part of the image that worked and then make mixed media collages using those pieces and parts. When I visited her recently, my sister had done that with one of her pieces, using the sky and foreground, but covering the part that hadn’t worked with a wonderful piece of patterened fabric. It turned out fantastic. Mistakes are so often an opportunity to do magic, yes?

    And just for the record? I doubt I will ever catch up. Glad you liked the slide show, I keep coming here and just watching it myself, lol,

    Elizabeth

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  12. kshawnedgar says:

    Slideshow and words, excellent. I felt entranced. Born anew.

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