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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Welcome Home

Waves churn, sun / shines and the gulls are screaming. / Welcome home. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in…

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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Seagulls

From their rocks / seagulls watch nightfall stir in / the water Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time,…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Clouds

Clouds split apart / allowing through the too-long / hidden sun. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Hidden Bird

Among beach / stones a stone-coloured bird not / quite unseen. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Morning Moon

Through window / and branches the light of a / morning moon. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time,…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Dance

In the park / Most people ignoring a / dancing girl. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is…

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Haiku of the Week Features: November Trees

November / trees let brown and orange leaves / fall like tears Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is…

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Creative Writing: My Other Poetry

Salema Moods: Three Short Poems

I. Ocean Pulse Rising, curling, foam unfurling, waves of cold Salema sea, next one coming, meet it running, plunge into the safe beneath. Avoid crashing, hard sand-smashing that could knock me to my knees. Out here holding. Look I’m floating! Blood-beat drumming in my ears. Waves keep surging, endless burgeon sent up from the darkest deeps, surface playing, breath delaying, I dive into your mystery, always saying all to me. II. Here is Where I’ve been here before but now I’m here for healing. Twice times ill with cancer and its cure here is where I’ve come. Numb beneath –…

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Creative Process Stage 2. Incubation.

Creative inspiration can seem very mysterious but there are many ways in which we can encourage, foster and nurture more and better ideas and insights. Mozart has given us a wonderful description of this most enigmatic stage of the creative process: ”When I am… completely myself, entirely alone and of good cheer — say, travelling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that my ideas Read More

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Process, Practice, Product

When it comes to creative intelligence, P is quite a letter. Process, Potential, Practice, Product… and lots more. It’s as if P nabbed all the most important words in the creative playpen. Here’s a roundup of them and the best Internet links to help you make the most of them: P is for Process.  The single biggest block between people and their creativity is that they don’t understand the creative  process and how it works.  There are 7 stages in that process – and each has its own joys and challenges. Here’s a link to Read More

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