Growing Wings

Even as we let go of that which no longer serves our hearts grow wings. ***** I am venturing into new territory, and have established a virtual store front with Society6:  KnutsonKreations. I would love it if you’d check me out.  Society6 is offering an Artist Promotion through to Thursday, February 21 at midnight – […]

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Oh Woe, Oh Why?

Why must I suffer acne still? What trick of fate, whose wily will? I am too far over the hill, refuse to take a teenage pill, must be this state of chronic ill. (A funny ditty for Dark Side Of the Moon’s Whyquain challenge.  I might have taken liberties with the form, but it was […]

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Hungering

How can we speak of desire when needs, unmet ravage our sense of survival – we’ll regret this wanton display – flames subside but hunger remains – the body’s priorities reset. Perhaps it’s the soul that stirs when you are near – Spirit longing to overcome mundane fear – as if the intertwining of flesh […]

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Green

Moments like this, possibility spreads out like a vibrant valley – limitations blurred – A harmonic tapestry.

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Creating

Winter – the colour of my hair, a sedentary state of being, the numbing over of ambitions… These are but illusions… I am fluid, essence flowing, passion undaunted, creating.

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Gifted

Creativity is a jungle – unharnessed overgrowth threatens the light – chaotic madness ensuing Genius enters the chaos – culls the extraneous – captures the message and with elegance, delivers. (Written for Willow Poetry’s challenge:  What Do You See?  Image supplied by Hélène V.)

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The Fire Dance

Thrum-thrum-thrum – I awaken with a start – heart pounding, intense heat stifling – flames shooting ceiling high form a ring around my bed, as if dancing – I am frozen, mute. Is this death? Distorted faces leer through fiery curls – like ancient tribal masks – menacing, angry the distinct sound of voices penetrates […]

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Reach Higher

Aim for the sublime – defy mediocracy; let passion hunger. (For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge:  hunger/strike; and Ragtag Community’s sublime)

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Postcard to the Mundane from the Water’s Edge

This passion surfaces, rushes, boils inside me, raging against the rocks of my conventionality, demanding release, commanding my pen – its voice a roar obstructing constraint – insatiable creativity. I should be back soon. (Today’s prompt is to write a poetic prose in the form of a postcard.)

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Zen In Hand

Originally posted on stepsandpauses:
March 16, 2018.  This poem emerged while studying Zen poets – mostly male, but one female poet made the syllabus.  Otagaki Rengetsu (1791–1875) became a Japanese Buddhist nun and one of the country’s most respected female artists – combining her poetry, calligraphy, and pottery.  She learned from Kyoto potters and decorated her…

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