This week, the Poetry Thursday prompt was to write about what we avoid ... poetry/poets/genres we avoid. Hmmm, well I decided to avoid this week's prompt altogether and just do a stream of consciousness thing pairing poems or quotes with the recent art pieces that have been inspired by my recent reading, thinking and writing.
So, I hope, as you are reading this post, you will discover writers who delight and inspire you as they do for me!
River Qi, originally uploaded by MontanaRaven Copyright 2006 Maureen Shaughnessy
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy...that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
--- Martha Graham
I am an abyss I am trying to cross Copyright 2006 by Maureen Shaughnessy
originally uploaded by MontanaRaven
I say to my breath once again,
little breath come from in front of me,
go away behind me,
row me quietly now,
as far as you can,
for I am an abyss
that I am trying to cross
I am exploring some of my feelings about life, death, mystery, what it is that does not separate us from everything we think is outside of ourselves ... These pieces are part of a series I am working on, exploring the Life Force. To see the rest of this series, click here.
The soul moves in circles, said Plotinus.
Hence our lives are not moving straight ahead;
instead hovering, wavering,
returning, renewing, repeating.
-- James Hillman
Life must go on. I forget just why.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay
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