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Posts tagged ‘Make Visible’

Where is my mind?

Answer: On paper. When chatting with Peggy, I realized how old-fashioned I am. I keep most of my thoughts, to-dos and writing on paper, either typed or written in pen. Peggy uses her computer and phone, in other words, technology, to keep track of things. In order to remember things I have to write them […]


UFOs They call them UFOs, unfinished objects. Is there anything sadder than projects left half-done? Maybe its projects planned, not started? The kits still enclosed in plastic, paints unopened, canvas untouched. Even sadder, projects brought this close to completion, but never quite finished. With a bottom drawer of neglected manuscripts, fishing tackle box containing pastels […]

Make Visible: Home

  I’m a poet with a particular point of view. In these next blog posts I’ll post poems on different subjects from my point of view. Each poem is an expression, through me, of inspiration or Spirit or emotion. What you see in this light is what you bring to the poem. Home is where […]

Make Visible: Memories

Make Visible:  Memories   Poetry is about remembering, remembering a moment in time.  Like a photograph, a poem preserves moments that can never be experienced again, at least not in the same way.  This helps the writer as much or more than the reader.  There may be moments you want to remember, not just with […]

Make Visible: By Art Inspired

 Art sometimes inspires me to write poetry. Below are two paintings and the poems they inspired. Please read Lin’s post A New Way of Looking: Ekphrasis for an introduction to this idea. It is often not enough to just see a painting and write; sometimes research into the subject or the artist is helpful.  I researched […]

Make Visible: From Consumer to Creator

I bet you have lots of media in your home, like CDs, books, DVDs, even art—all made by someone else or a group of other people.  Have you ever considered making your own media, your own art?  As the rash of consumerism that spreads over the country at this time of year attests, there is […]

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