Wonder Cycles

Every child a dreamerschool the tribunalwhere imaginationis sentenced to death Adulthood is a canyonwhere ambition sheltersthe broader view, till ageresurrects the child. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own.)

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Untethered

Tether me to the riverbankI will resist There are currents to follow, contoursto memorize Let me soarthese wings capableimagination intact. (Image mine)

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Keep Imagining

Elaborate, the tree forts imagination envisions Indifferent, the rationale that overpowers inspiration I balk, abandon hope, build a wall instead, forgetting… Creativity is not linear, tolerates input, planning, some alternatives preferred. (Featured image from personal collection.   Doesn’t it just say:  “Climb me!”?  This image is a Live Oak, in Texas, and is available on […]

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Imagination Fuelled

Words encased, mysteries bound – their secrets unlock neon possibilities – light exploding, neurons swirling no containing the magic unleashed when pages turn. (For Willow Poetry’s What Do You See? challenge.  Photo supplied by Hélène Vaillant.)

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Breeding Paranoia

Manufacture fresh starts – build bridges across the abyss, stay afloat, imagining – mythical passages, fantastical places, magic of wizardry just keep the foes submerged, act carefully, the house is under surveillance, observers quietly learning.

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Colouring

Remember when lines meant challenge and colouring was not confined to parameters, but an invitation to explore, and days spent contemplating invited song, and nothing really mattered except the moment? There is a place balanced between the bustle of doing and the edge of non-existence where fantasy beckons, where aged minds, content with past accomplishments […]

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Nested

Nestled in with childhood truths – second-hand, missing perspective – nursing a creeping creativity: insignificant clarity expanding measurably, hurried. Once social, now retreating papered over failure, have fallen frigid waves infiltrating, overtaking chronically pained, over and over contemplating flight, freedom voiceless, expressionless, flat even revelation muted, unmoving boundaries, discussed, protective currently crumbling…underestimated the struggle, the […]

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