January Creativity Calls

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January Embrace or Escape

The new year has started.

Where are you at in your life?

Where you just born,

are you striving or struggling in college?

Have you made your mark in the world?

Is it cold where you are?

Do you want to get on a plane

and go where it is warm?

Where the water is green, blue, and clear,

or do you choose to stay and embrace

the white of the snow,

the warmth of the fire?

Will you embrace

the time to stay inside

and work, to write, to be creative

when outside fun may be hindered by the cold.

What is your creative calling?

Do you not know?

It is time to find out?

Where is your creative capital?

Painting, writing, designing,

crafting, movie making?

There are so many options.

It is time to cook up your creativity

if you wish and find your unique recipes!

Every moment this year can be filled

by you to discover your very own escape.

 

Thank you for reading, liking, or commenting. Have a creative day!

 

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New, Change, And Control By Not Controlling

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Eyes up, mind Up

Your life can be yours

just like the DNA

you were born with.

What will you keep

the same this year,

your furniture arrangement,

your clothing style,

the way you treat your friends.

Do you need to change anything?

Will your life change without your permission?

Are you ready?

Do you want to control your life,

like a millwheel controls water.

Can you handle allowing

something out of your control

yet having the patience

to wait to do your part.

Having an open mind

to get to know someone you don’t.

The circle loves to ostracize something different.

There is always something to learn,

like how to cook that Cornish hen,

or what has that person done in their life

that is different from everyone else’s.

Here’s to the ones who brave to be different.

Here’s to the ones that see life new every day.

Never ask three major favor’s from a person

that saves you a lot of money and might inconvenience

them yet they are willing to be hospitable on

very short notice.

Strange to make them pay for the lunch or dinner,

and not even bring them a bottle of wine

or treats, or something.

It is just bad manners.

Are you looking for power

when there really is none, anywhere.

Have you realized we are powerless

yet we have to keep smiling anyway?

Sitting on the porch

sipping a cup of coffee

watching the mountains

is still an amazing feeling.

 

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What Does it Taste Like?

A cupcake looks beautiful and tastes beautiful,

like a sweet cloud at sunset among pinks, lavenders,

and blues. The sugar runs through me like the wind

while at the same time damaging my already fragile

system. I don’t care as it is worth the beauty on my tongue.

Do I care it will add to my already full hips, recessing lips,

and aging skin, nope. It is worth it. Sometimes, I have to do

what I know is wrong as I spend my life doing what is suppose

to be right yet I see others fly so high doing what I dare not do.

 

 

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Thank you for reading!!!!!

For the Love of Travel/Travel for Love Poetry/Curtail Sonnet

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Curtail sonnet is a ten line sonnet, give or take and is a basic shortened version of the regular sonnet which is usually fourteen lines. Originally from Italy and translated as “little song” , you can easily see the simple few lines as the transfer of the feeling of inspired love by a known or new found muse.

I finally realize love is an emotion led by many things and in different ways by everyone. It took me a while to realize how easy it is to make a conscious effort to call upon the love that I have in my heart and to reveal and be proud of feeling love and being loved. Travel is one thing that opens my love heart and inspires lots of possibilities and wonderful ideas. I am going to try my hand at a curtail sonnet about travel and hopefully a little love.

Your voice stops for a moment,

and you ask me how I am.

Your love repairs what’s broken

and humbles me to a lamb.

I cuddle to you dragon

no longer with fear,

our spirits vaporize

love, peace, and strength our prize.

Fur and bees and everything zen

drive our fantasies and join our traveling lives.

So there is a little ten line sonnet, a curtail sonnet. It if course ca be worked on a little more and edited, but it is a start. Try your hand at a curtail sonnet and read it aloud. Rhyme and rhythm play heavily into sonnets, so you can work on that to. The end rhyme can have a  pattern but they can also be free, whatever you would like, and whatever fits in with what you are trying to say.

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For the love of poetry and travel here is my book of travel poems Poetry Travels. You can buy it on amazon or sample it just follow this link Poetry Travels I welcome any suggestions, comments. Thank you for reading! Slainte!

Stretching Poetry

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Stretching Poetry

If you do nothing else in the way of exercise at least try to stretch. Stretching in poetry can mean several things, such as stretching the truth in poetry. Not everything you say in poetry has to be true. That is part of art as the illusion. The truth and illusion are two different things, You do need a fair amount of truth in order for the reader to believe the illusion, but stretching the truth is part of art.

Abstract versus concrete helps create the illusion. Abstract are ideas you can’t really touch with your hand and this tends to keep people from believing in abstractions like love, god, and happiness. That is a depressing thought but, oh yeah depression too. These are all ideas, because you can’t hold these things in your hand and put a color to them. Yet illusion and stretching the truth in poetry allows us to do attempt at defining the abstract. Like the cliche red for love, grey for depression, and yellow for happiness these are all stretched but they seem to fit so for the mots part we accept the association. Some people don’t, and then write their own poetry assigning a color of their choice and experience to the abstraction. Ahh, this is the beauty of poetry. So here we go with a little stretching poetry focusing a bit on the abstract and concrete.

Stretching

One leg out in front and one leg bent in back

this is what love feels like when I’m in tack.

That voice coming in low and tingling my eyes

and making me want to reach out my hand, why?

When will we walk hand in hand stretching our arms

and being casual in the beauty of the air, my farm.

Who would ever think that words move like machines,

when life rolls by just as he or she is eating ice cream.

What next great thing will be found like the cell phone

where is the next stretch that amazes us to the bone.

For now we will tap our glass screens for love of fun

and register the bright colorful lights, distractions a ton.

Help support Florida Literacy by adding these books to your digital collection. http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Spirit-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00NE613XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424105380&sr=8-1&keywords=turn+the+spirit  and I Find Flowers     http://www.amazon.com/I-Find-Flowers-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00OACJNKM/ref=asap_B00OFW04HS?ie=UTF8  a portion of every book sold will be donated to increasing literacy in Florida.  Poems about connections lost in relationships, being good to the environment, and uses of the human body all grace the poems of these books. Remember you don’t have to have a kindle to read amazon ebooks, you can just simply download the kindle app from your favorite app store and turn most of your devices into ereaders including your smart phone, it’s a great way to pass the time in line, reading!Second Book Covercropped-img_98481.jpg

Subject Poetry Death, Love, Little Moments, and Character Changing Events

If you have tried in life

you’ll never be afraid of death.

If you see someone and look in their eyes

and feel love like a painting of hearts

ready to set an example for the world,

your lucky and don’t let it go.

If family pesters you but helps

you through your weaknesses

than thank them for their care.

If you know in your heart you are doing wrong

then stop, and do the opposite, that’s right.

Where are the smiles?

Where is your inspiration?

Find them for you,

that cotton shirt,

that gift you want to give,

that book you want to read

that creativity that flows like

traffic on a freeway without

accident. Love,poetry, peace, and Life!

 

Check out the ebooks of poems Tilt the Spirit  http://www.amazon.com/Tilt-Spirit-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00NE613XU/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419169392&sr=1-2     and I Find Flowers     http://www.amazon.com/I-Find-Flowers-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00OACJNKM/ref=asap_B00OFW04HS?ie=UTF8   by Jennifer Vensel on Amazon.com. Poems about connections lost in relationships, being good to the environment, and uses of the human body all grace the poems of these books. All  poems are an exploration for understanding to shape a path to peace. Remember you don’t have to have a kindle to read amazon ebooks, you can just simply download the kindle app from your favorite app store and turn most of your devices into ereaders including your smart phone, it’s a great way to pass the time in line, reading!

Poetry Book Short Review Carolina Ghost Woods by Judy Jordan

Wow, Carolina Ghost Woods by Judy Jordan is where subtle haunt creates beauty and wonder through nature and human darkness. I could read this book several times and still find something new to ponder about. The unique imagery is inspiring and the success which she portrays such an atmosphere is so different than what say a city dweller might experience. This book and her creation captures loneliness and the deep dark places that too much of it can create. What the human mind can do when it is not distracted by love and money. It makes love and money be the good thing that it is because if these events are what happen when a human mind is only thinking of itself it is such a compression to life and existence and I hail Judy Jordan for crafting these poems and living with these images and thoughts and turning all that human bad into something unusual, strange, and wonderful.

Check out the ebooks of poems Tilt the Spirit  http://www.amazon.com/Tilt-Spirit-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00NE613XU/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419169392&sr=1-2     and I Find Flowers     http://www.amazon.com/I-Find-Flowers-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00OACJNKM/ref=asap_B00OFW04HS?ie=UTF8   by Jennifer Vensel on Amazon.com. Poems about connections lost in relationships, being good to the environment, and uses of the human body all grace the poems of these books. All  poems are an exploration for understanding to shape a path to peace. Remember you don’t have to have a kindle to read amazon ebooks, you can just simply download the kindle app from your favorite app store and turn most of your devices into ereaders including your smart phone, it’s a great way to pass the time in line, reading!