Monday, November 12, 2012

Whirlwind: A Poem



                                                           Verdun, 1917 by Felix Vallotton


Whirlwind

I have felt the bough
Of summer break,
The tiny intricate things
Of an atmosphere
Falling away like the lines
Of our memory, fine sketched
Yet fading so quickly.
The fast winds of fall
Have taken the people of
This town into the hearth
Of their warm houses,
Same as they have pulled
The petals off each daisy
And dandelion, their bald heads
Now waving in a season unrelenting,
The browning faces of defeat flags
That sway in front of school houses
And the fancy businesses on main.
The night falls so quickly now
And those most alone amongst us
Are drawn into the light
Of small town bars and corner cafes.
As for myself, I am still rearranging,
The cornerstone idea of some
Inward abstract illumination,
My inspiration so scattered
It is unnamable, so I place myself
Across the page in contrasting colors,
In sequences that lack proper meaning.
I only know how right the lone strokes
Of my own soul feel as they blow
The pages open and into each other.

Hello There!

Well, as all can see, this blog is new.  I have had a Tumblr account for quite some time and only recently began to idealize a new kind of blog where I could really keep track of things in my life and perhaps share with others who have the same interests.

I write poetry and prose quite often.  I also dabble in all types of art from sketching and mixed media to digital collage and primitive painting.  I am relatively new to art, as this passion only began about a year ago.  I've been writing poetry since my high school years, so I am definitely more seasoned in that hobby!

I am just entering the big '30's' and am mom to one kiddie, age six.  My girlie really keeps me on my toes most days and between schooling, working, relationships, and motherhood, I don't have too much time for my other loves:  reading, writing, art, movies, and PC games.  But here lately I've been working quite a bit at making some of my 'own' personal time for the things in life I enjoy and wish to pursue, as life is short and I feel that aside from my personal responsibilities, I deserve some much-needed 'me' time.

I try to read as much as possible.  I write several times a week as well as work on art projects several times a week.  I plan to post reviews on this blog of all the endeavors I undergo from books to games to movies.  Also will be sharing my art projects and writings, and whatever else I fancy at the given moment.

I truly hope to make some wonderful friends via my blog, with those who share the same life passions and interests. Please don't hesitate to follow, or invite me to follow you, or comment, as you are more than welcome to do so! 

I look forward to this new blogging experience and to the fellow kindred spirits I may meet on my journey here!