dVerse Poets Pub: Meeting the Bar: Impressionistic Writing – Accelerating Into the Curve

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Accelerating Into the Curve


dVerse Poets Pub Prompt : Meeting the Bar: Impressionistic Writing

hosted by Claudia Schoenfeld


claudia, traveling about europe (where she lives) happened on an impressionist exhibit and was inspired for the “meeting the bar” prompt featured this week

besides the absolutely stunning monet featured at the top of the page, which i believe i saw once, or a variation of it, in a converted museum-house in paris, she wrote this, which is thought was perfectly on :

But details weren’t their focus anyway, it was the mood of a moment, a feeling, fleeting, moving. Monet once said “For me a landscape does not exist in itself, it changes every moment in appearance, but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life.”

it hard enough doing approximate justice visually to the impressionist legacy, much less verbally with words, but to feel inspired to do one’s own “take” on our own personal moments, here and now in our own unique times, is justification enough i believe 😉

if you can, stop by and see the full prompt, and even more enticing, the myriad poetic responses one can enjoy, as a reader a writer a painter a lover and simply curious 😉

best wishes everyone!


Accelerating Into the Curve

when i was twelve

pressing my bike

round and down

the curve from

my house


felt the pebbles

nudge the back


but i held on



when i was twenty

gunning the gas

little by little

feeling the


wheels under me spin-

turning the corners


felt the shift of the weight

of the car

pulling out from under


but i held on



when i was nearly thirty

my young son beside



the great american scream



roller coaster bursting

a dip a rise and a turn

back down

the mountain of


we both held on



and now having past


reaching the


when i can settle and do

what i’d like

ha ha


feel myself

leaning a shoulder into the


glancing back at what went by

squeezing my time

into stop-watch



my life

my heart my hands


accelerating into the last curve


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    • thanks so much k! means a lot to me 😉

      yeah, my novella includes some issues that cover a scope of time too, but in prose of course

      i’ve wanted to have it priced for free, and kobo and smashwords have so far, but i decided to just post it online for people without readers or not registered with one of the online book sellers

      the novella is, i think, slower to begin with, but builds; anyway, thanks again so much 😉


  1. i like the stop action moments of life, compared to accelerating the curve.totally opposites. made me think of Newton’s Laws of Motions. F=ma for the acceleration and stop action for the inertia (something no in motion will stay that way without a force chancing it). Life is Newton’s Laws!!



    • i like both, and think both are integral parts of life

      this poem obviously, as per the title, focusses on the curve 😉

      and, ironically, in the placing of the movement in those curves i’ve experienced in life so far, kinda create a stop action moment – part of the magic of art i think

      thank you so much for your comment, it really made me think about this a little deeper


    • that’s exactly it!

      “Each time it’s a bit different but still the same effort behind it ..” perfectly said 😉

      and really like your “about me” katy, left side of your site’s pages – a very interesting lady it appears 😉

      thanks so much!


  2. my life

    my heart my hands


    accelerating into the last curve

    fully….this is great… it’s good to lean in with a thankful heart… there’s so much joy and wisdom in this one felipe


  3. Applause, standing ovation, encore!
    I love the parallels joined by the motion, the sensation of thrill, a memory you will recognize and can reach for whether it is in your mind an body or only in your body. There is no possibility of losing this love, this spark. I wish that for you, who have made me–in an instant–scan my life to see if I have something so similarly multi-dimensional and satisfying.


    • thrilled that you liked it so much, and even more so that you felt compelled to scan your own rich history –

      you won’t but help but have much much much you can claim and put into your work –

      bet some of that will involved austin too 😉

      i’ve a post of a painting i did called “austin at night” – one of my favs

      thank so much susan 😉


  4. smiles…love the little glimpses into your life…the curves…and i hope that last one goes getly for you but still carries the same bit of a thrill…smiles….

    and hey i wrote a sportd poem for you tonight…smiles.


    • now is that “far” like 61, or “far” like 69 😉 just kidding, no need to answer! 😉

      touch and movement, felt before sound was a sound and was first a vibration running through us

      thanks so much victoria 😉


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