July 2, 2010 deVerse

Just write it down
From time to time
Try to remember
Where you’ve been
Reconstruct yesterday
As best you can

Tell a tale or two
Jot down the words
That form as statues
In the brain

Take a day off
Sit beside the road
Let life go on bye
Say it one way
Recall it another–
Start over
Write it down

Sometimes your head fills up
With all that you want to say
Something you learned
Something you thought
Along the way

Maybe it’s important
Maybe it’s not
Who is to say
It’s a mystery
But it might surprise you
What you have to say

May 5, 2013 Sunday Whirl #107 and deVerse


Thunderous Pulsing
Time marches on
Spit in the wind
Send messages to the ancestors
Count the number of days
Which slip from my purse
You thought it was
Safe in a thousand ways
Steam raises from the
The soup in the red dish
In front of you
Dressing to reveal your charm
Pulsing red and blue
Time marches on



deVerse:  Prompt Fairytales, Myths and Folktales




Color Vocabulary Based on Children’s Stories

An artist could create a visual vocabulary
Of color based on folktales, myths, and fairytales
Take the color from the stories
And when that color is used
The viewer would know
The artist is talking
About lessons learned
For example:
White from Snow White
Red and White stripes from the Cat in the Hat
Green from Peter Pan
Black from Dracula
Silver from the wolf and pink from the Three Little Pigs
Golden from Rapunzel
Sienna from Billy Goat Gruff
Grey and black from Briar Rabbit and the Tar Baby
The glass slippers of Cinderella
Not a color, but any color used transparently
Rusty red from Chicken Little
Purple of the plum of Tom Thumb
Or the artist could make his own designations
Blue and Green for the woodsman’s tunic
Royal colors of purple and red for Kings, Queens and Princes
Expand the meaning and the charm
Tie it all to children’s stories


Note:  Image of sketchbook to show how an artist might create this vocabulary.