Friday, July 1, 2016

Poetry Friday~Possibilities

Today I finished part one of the National Writing Project through the Southern Maine Writing Project. This has been a stretching journey for me but one I am so grateful I did. I'm sharing my first real attempt at poetry here today, both as a celebration of completing this part of the journey, but also to push myself to make my writing more public.  This piece was first sparked by an activity we did on the first day of the writing project, where we were asked to choose an item from a table that sparked a memory based on the smell.  I chose a box of crayons. 


September brings a
    brand new box.
Each created for a specific purpose
    waiting with anticipation
        for the artist to tap
           into their creative uniqueness.

A rainbow of possibilities….

The artist’s understanding of the
    medium will be essential.
Pushed too hard, they break;
   held too gently, they may not
            reach their potential.

Mixing and matching
     the kaleidoscope of variant colors
The artist will meld the bold, the vibrant
      with the muted and delicate
Uncovering the subtle shades of
      individualistic greatness
All the while creating a sense of iridescent harmony.

A rainbow of possibilities.

I created the digital piece using Canva.


  1. Susan, thank you for joining us with your poetic debut! Crayons do have that distinctive smell, don't they? I like your description of the artist harmoniously melding the bold, vibrant colors with muted and delicate ones.

    1. Thank you, Tabatha! I'm hoping to make Poetry Friday a regular post. I appreciate your warm welcome.


  2. Congratulations on taking the steps to write and to share your work. Nice first poem. You took a simple object and elevated. I love a fresh box of crayons too. Buy them every fall. :)

    1. Thank you! Creative writing is a new venture for me. I appreciate your welcome and feedback.


  3. Jacque! What a beautiful surprise to see your comment!

    Let's connect soon!


  4. Crayons do take me back to my young years. Most of my crayons were broken bits, but they made beautiful pictures of cats and houses with a stripe of blue across the top for sky. :-)