Pictured, “Everyday Gratitude Vol 1” – At participating outlets.
Small gratitudes found in the day to day living of daily life.
“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”
the shape of gratitude : original inspirational poetry
if the words endure, they do so because they link the links –
i’ve selected this work for dVersePoets’ prompt : Meeting the Bar: The Best of…
in this particular prompt we are asked by Brian Miller & Claudia Schoenfeld, co-founders, to “pick one poem you wrote throughout the year… — an encore performance” in honor of the site’s one year anniversary
i don’t know if this is my best, or even my favorite, no one poem for either category immediately comes to mind, other this this one 😉
The Prompt, “Sculpting a Poem” from dVersepoets
victoria c slotto, hosts dversepoets’ prompt, “sculpting a poem” and gives a brief overview of sculpture’s uses and forms, with many nice links to both 3D and 2D artists known for their work in sculpture
i also happened to pick up a new word, when victoria asked for an “ekphrastic poem” –
ie, a poem that comments upon another art form
among the several tips victoria suggests, i centered on two :
• Create a poem that is multi-dimensional, that is, one that can be read on more than one level.
• Choose one of the above “tools” such as texture or shape and allow it to shine in your poem.
from a few months exposure and experience, i can say that as a group, and individually, the quality of interactions with other poets, both in the content of commentary and in the tone of those critiques, this is a supportive imaginative entertaining group with a lot of creative talent
if you’ve had a hankering to be involved with other writers, esp poetry, i feel i can say this has worked for me 😉
The Shape of Gratitude
the form, the shape, is
inside the stone
i’ve heard, a famous sculptor
once said –
if gratitude is in
the stone of life
how is it found, discovered
in the mix of crumbly and diamond
molecules packed like stone?
does gratitude find the fissure and
split what needs shedding revealing
the expectant-waiting, now
let loose to
softly cloth-scrub the knobby grains and
accept the wave and weave of daily
set in stone?
it may be
the real mix is the mesh
of what’s desired and what’s available?
can even angels claim soul’s rights
into any birth?
or is sculpted stone
fluid grace set to rest?
the shape of gratitude is
the question, and the answer…
© 2012 felipe adan lerma
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this poem, “the shape of gratitude,” is also featured in a new ebook, “the arts” –
and on a new site, Imperfect Prose, recommended by brian miller, one of the founders of dVersepoets, and a part of a new team at imperfect prose
it will be interesting to see how this new site will develop 😉
please click image for link
g’nite everyone 😉
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
Other Yoga-Adan Links You Might Like
dVersepoets Prompts Series – on yoga-adan.com
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- dVersepoets FormForAll – Writing Visual Prompt, “Winter and Spring Form For All” (yoga-adan.com)
- Undercurrents, Poem Prompt Response via dVersepoets (yoga-adan.com)
- Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) – Original Yoga Poetry (yoga-adan.com)
- I Heard You Sing – Poetry for Lovers (yoga-adan.com)
- dVersepoets Prompt : Open Link Night 35 – March Madness (yoga-adan.com)
- dVersepoets Prompt – Poetics: 1999 : “In Movement, I Am the Tide” (yoga-adan.com)