Interesting prompts abound this morning! And interesting responses to these prompts abound too! Check out the links to the sites if you want to read more great writing!
Sis/Few Miles provided the word 'Solitude' as inspiration for penning haiku, and Magpie Tales presented a crystalline photographic study to serve as a gentle nudge for my muse to get me to write a tritina.
|Image courtesy of Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy|
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~Francis Bacon Sr., English Lawyer and Philosopher, 1561 – 1626
I am not a god.
I delight in solitude.
Ergo, I’m a beast?
|The overlaid image is courtesy of Cirque du Soleil|
Contortionism in Crystal
Light bends itself in the crystal
like a swirl, a shape - or a face.
Ask yourself this – what do you see?
Is it movement? The letter ‘C’
or is it something else? Crystal
can urge and compel you to face
that which lurks beneath the surface,
like the magic under the sea.
What do you see in the crystal?
If you gaze into the crystal’s facets long enough, there are unexpected things you might see.
(Please note, for the second image, the original crystal photo, as posted by Magpie Tales, was pristine. I overlaid it with another photograph using PhotoShop because I 'saw' a Cirque du Soleil artist swirled within its etched edges. I was fortunate enough to see a live Cirque du Soleil performance a few years ago, and happily, I will be in the audience for another of their productions later this year!)