I feel you flowing through my veins.
You are like a lion
Stalking its prey.
And then swiftly capturing me.
Entangling me in your ecstasy,
Filling me with a desire to set free my imagination.
Awakening my childlike wonder.
I see you in the shapes of the clouds.
I smell you in the scent of the coming rain.
You are the violet streaks that jump across the sky
On a hot, humid summer night.
You pull me from my comfort zones.
You demand authenticity.
I hear you whispering in the wind as it sweeps through the trees.
Calling to me…
Remember your dreams.
I’d like to share a little background on this poem. About midway through this year, it felt like my creative spirit had left the building.
See ya later
So, I signed up for a free creative masterclass hosted by Alexis Cohen. I was hoping to be inspired by some of the speakers. And I was. I may even attempt some painting in the future.
However, about the poem…
One of the speakers was Albert Flynn DeSilver. His creative exercise entailed a meditation and then to name what we were feeling. Then we were to write in a stream of consciousness style with the requirement being that we start the poem Dear (Feeling) and have certain aspects of a poem (I’m only touching on the highlights in order to convey the general process).
The feeling that came to me was ambition. I thought it was strange and wanted to second guess myself, but decided to go with my first thought. Due to the constraints of the timeline, we were given three minutes. I will say that the final lines were in my head and I wrote them out at the end.
I really liked the poem, but did not think that it conveyed ambition.
So I reflected a bit.
Then I looked up the definition of ambition.
It is defined as a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
So I pondered some more.
My poem was about dreams…imagination…creativity. And my “ambition” is to live a creative life. So ambition was the real feeling, but the poem was really written to creativity.
I feel my creative spark returning. It just needed a little coaxing.
Have you done anything creative lately?
Let your light shine!