Posts tagged ‘creativity’

December 19, 2017


by Alanna

THERE IS NO MAGICfairy-2573105_1280

I just said


Wild hairs sprouted

I chose to tend them

Now I have flowers.

read more »

November 27, 2017

Hands in Clay

by Alanna


When my hands touch clay

I lose myself

Deep in the soft, smooth sensation of mud

Sliding between my fingers

read more »

July 20, 2017


by Alanna

I was on my way to my studio

When dust bunnies began biting my ankles

Mold in the bathroom started to whine

read more »

April 19, 2017

Brilliant Madness (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

I live in a state

Of brilliant madness

I teeter on the apex

Of a jagged mountain

Balanced atop a skateboard


read more »

June 21, 2016

Paradigm Shift

by LuAnne Holder

solar system

They say it’s a solid but snowflakes melt in our hands
They say it’s abstract but hope embodies a face we can see
If gravity is really an immutable law, then how do ideas
rain up toward creative connections?

Let’s not be too clever to never unlearn
knowledge currently grounded as fact.

read more »

April 3, 2016

Charleston Farmhouse

by Jem Croucher


Spent an afternoon at Charleston
Bloomsbury evidential there
with paintings on the furniture
and wonder everywhere

read more »

March 20, 2016

Freedom’s Grasp

by Colly


February 17, 2016

Muse Misery and Ecstasy

by russtowne

Muses can often be

The most horrible teases

Before finally sharing

Something that pleases!

–Russ Towne

© Copyright 2016 Russ Towne

All Rights Reserved

January 29, 2016

Life in words

by Jem Croucher

I like writing poems
I write one every day
‘Cos there’s lots in life to write about
and it’s nice to have a say
I’ll write about the sunshine
and I’ll write about the sea
I’ll write about ‘most anything
and sometimes simply me

read more »

January 9, 2016

The poet and some troublesome words

by Jem Croucher


As a candle burned into the night
the poet played a game
Chasing words that tried to hide
behind the flickering flame

But however hard the poet tried
he could not catch but one
The words were quick to disappear
as they were having fun

read more »

December 6, 2015

Puddle of words

by Jem Croucher


Puddle-like upon the page
my words would not conform
But when I mixed them up a bit
they started to take form

I jumped in there and made a splash
the words went everywhere
then puddle-like they came right back
and gave me form to share

read more »

November 21, 2015

Bond of words

by Jem Croucher


Though similar paths each day I tread
there is always inspiration
in the things I see around me
to encourage recitation

But in case of memory lapses
my little notebook always carried
allows me to capture what I see
so that sights to words are married

read more »

August 31, 2015

Pocket of sunshine

by Jem Croucher


I have a pocket of sunshine
to soak up the last rays
As they leave my garden
at the end of fine days
And in the chair I have here
I’ll sit quietly and write
With the joys of my garden
Close by in plain sight

read more »

August 9, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Blue over red,
Natural way it should be,
Sky over fire
Reflected down
To the table.

July 12, 2015

Slice of Life

by Jem Croucher


A poet’s life is never dull
for there is always stuff around
to capture inspiration
and write a few words down
It might be quite innocuous
that others rarely see
But captured in some lines of verse
Provides a remedy

read more »

July 10, 2015

Good times

by Jem Croucher


Wind is up and cooling
But it’s lovely in the sun
as I sit here on the wall and write
now my day is done

read more »

June 24, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Yesterday as I waited
in a hotel’s busy lobby
writing a new poem which
’til now has been a hobby
A thought occurred and took good form
as a proactive pre-condition
to publish a collection
as has long been my ambition

read more »

June 14, 2015

The Nonsense Song

by Venkat

Mosaic-complete-500x254Look at these jelly fish
Pumping in my head
Look at the splattered wish
Spilling off this bread

read more »

June 4, 2015

A Creative Mind

by Morgan



read more »

May 9, 2015

Interesting things II

by Jem Croucher


I often search along the shoreline
where the tidemark’s clear and good
for interesting shells and stones
or bits of sea-washed wood

read more »

April 10, 2015

Elusive Self

by Karen

Elusive self

Also published on 1000 words

January 17, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Words defuse
Skittering away,
Trying to string
A coherent thought,
To create
A poetic glimpse

December 18, 2014

Tick Tock

by Jem Croucher


Sat quiet in a still, small hour
“Tick tock” the silence said
My pen it scribbled frantically
My words to sentence led

read more »

May 16, 2014

Odes to You

by Emily Page

An ache in my heart,
A spark in my head,
Fingers on the keyboard,
Until enough’s said

read more »

March 24, 2014

A Child’s Curiosity

by Venkat

As a drop of sharp stone
By gravity’s humble weight
On one stolid mirror

read more »

March 12, 2014

Ask…Why Not?

by Venkat

The moment of humor
In asking
Why not?
We can be anything

read more »

March 8, 2014

Too Long

by sc0pic

It had been too long
Too long since I let it out, let it drain, let it move
Digitized, quantized, cold and calculating
Took up the charcoal
Brought it to page

read more »

January 20, 2014

Haiku: Color of Death

by Venkat

Green thoughts burnt, scarred, turned
Flame of red hot emotion
Human life dark, blue