One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day Toads
Lily Pad by ~AstaMarionette
How fun a day about us, Toads ;D An extra day to leap about, in our beautiful garden. Have you noticed any new signs in the garden, seasonal pulls that are urging you to go outside and investigate?
Julia Cameron, writer and multi-talented creative being, suggests that artists take a day once a week, for an Art Date. This is an exercise in her book, "The Artist's Way". It can be the museum type variety or a walk in your city. I sometimes go downtown and walk around snapping photos. It is a way to refill your well of inspiration.
For today, I want you to try this Inner World Date. This is from a book called, "Inner Excavation" by Liz Lamoreux. Go to your favorite spot in your home, grab something to write with or type on.
"Write a paragraph about what you see asking yourself these questions":
What color is your morning?
What are the shapes of your day?
What are the smells of your evening?
What are the textures of your favorite piece of clothing?
What are the sounds you hear right now?
What nourishes you?
What do you see when you open your eyes and really look?
Answer the question in words, or write a paragraph, or both. Then pen your answers in a poem. You may notice one question grabs your attention, go with that... You may leap, I mean skip questions, whatever works for you! Just try to go with the flow and see what comes out of your world. You may be surprised :D
I look forward to seeing what your Inner World Date reveals. YOU can always tweak this to a specific moment of your day. Happy Leap Day Toads, hope you get a chance to do something special for yourself on this extra day!