For We Write Poems: prompt #116 Unexpected Descriptions
Please click and listen (skip the ad). Then come back and read the poem.
settled to stillness
layered ghosts dreaming
Elizabeth Crawford 8/1/12
Notes: Awoke with this song in my head. So used it to respond to the prompt. As you can see, I have yet to end my fascination with these brief word count pieces. This one is 13 words. In the visual arts, it is said that an uneven number is more pleasing, will grab the eye, focus it, thus the attention, much more quickly. In these brief (thus more focused pieces), spacing, line breaks, etc., all take on more depth and meaning. Thus the poem itself becomes a piece of visual art (at least I think it does, lol).
Have written and spoken about how music has been a primary driving force and arena for inspiration most of my life. I intend to continue this exercise with music on another site.
and will post another song and response to it there tomorrow. Am considering making this an ungoing weekly challenge. If you are interested in joining me, please let me know.