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Posts tagged ‘Memories’

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 11 Days Worth of Prompt Love! <3

Prompt Love Catch-Up!

6 July 2017

Make art about packing for a trip, what to leave in, what to leave out.

packing

7 July 2017

Make art about arrivals, about arriving.

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8 July 2017

Make art about reunion of souls.

reunion of souls

9 July 2017

Liminal: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

Make art about liminal space.

liminal space

10 July 2017

Make art about light and dark, about the juxtaposition of light to dark, about how we need one to know the other. (with love to Mesha Maren ❤ )

light-and-dark

11 July 2017

Make art about moving past obstacles (with love to Rahul Mehta ❤ )

obstacles

12 July 2017

Make art about a whisper, or a howl (with love to Kim Dana Kupperman ❤ )

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13 July 2017

Make art about relocating in our own bodies (with love to Jon Corcoran ❤ )

body

14 July 2017

Make art about the amalgamous nature of memory, of how sometimes the amalgam is more true. (With love to Eric Waggoner ❤ )

Memory

15 July 2017

Make art about point of view, about deliberately shifting point of view (with love to Rodney Jones ❤ )

point of view

16 July 2017

Make art about departures.

departure

17 July 2017

Make art about driving alone, about that silence in the cocoon of the car.

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Sometimes the Day Is the Poem <3

Monday Must Read! Splintered Memories, Leslie Rupracht

Beautiful work from an amazing literary citizen ❤

leslie-ruprachtLeslie M. Rupracht is the daughter of retired artists/art educators who moved their family each summer from Long Island, NY, to the Rupracht farm upstate, north of Syracuse. Leslie’s creative bent was nurtured early by her mother/muse and father/mentor. After earning a BA in English at The State University of New York at Geneseo, where she also studied journalism, public relations and studio art, Leslie infused her career with diverse right- and left-brained experiences. Her poetry has appeared in The Main Street RagIodine Poetry JournalOpen CutTHRIFT Poetic Arts Journal, and Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets (all editions); her prose is published in moonShine review, corporate and non-profit newsletters and magazines. Leslie is senior associate editor of Iodine Poetry Journal. Calling Charlotte, NC, home since 1997, Leslie enjoys life and laughter with husband/favorite architect, Will Weaver, and rescue mutt, Magnum.

Buy Splintered Memories from Main Street Rag

Praise for Splintered Memories

What a wonderfully honest portrait of an uncertain life. A woman in constant transition, painfully aware of her own aging, her own flaws, handwriting gone from calligraphic to indecipherable, vanity to humility, reason to compulsion, identity to doubt. This poetic narrative of a daughter’s relationship with a mother whose illness has deprived her of memory illuminates the impermanence of things, the relativity of reality, the tenuous nature of memory, perception and personality, whether they are fiction, or fact, or something in between.Scott Owens

More from Leslie Online

https://awriterswindow.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/national-poetry-month-leslie-m-rupracht/

http://www.charlottelit.org/event/reading-words-with-love/

https://moonshinereview.wordpress.com/book-releases-by-contributors/splintered-memories-by-leslie-m-rupracht/

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Darkness, Illness, Body

21 June 2017

Make art about finding your way through the dark.

through darkness

22 June 2017

Make art about illness.

illness

23 June 2017

Make art about what the body remembers.

body remembers

Daily Prompt Love <3 Again I Dreamt

20 March 2017

A recurring dream plays a significant role in the novel I just started. 

Make art about what you dream again and again. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Sometimes the Prompt is an Ice Cream Memory, or a Soft Sparkle in the Dark

 

2 August 2016

Bought my great-nephew his own ice cream maker and together we made his first homemade ice cream. He declared it was “the best ever!” 

Make art about an ice cream memory. 

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3 August 2016

Had a great conversation with Road Angel Casey, who left her job at Duke University to start a small organic farm, selling vegetables and flowers, nut butters and preserves from a roadside stand.

Make art about taking the risk to grow a dream.

 

 

4 August 2016

A woman at a gas station came running toward me, smiling and waving and yelling, “Donna! Donna! I haven’t seen you in so long!” I smiled, shaking my head, waiting for her to realize that I wasn’t Donna after all. As she reached me, her face fell, and she looked so embarraassed, and I said, “I’m sorry.” She laughed and said, “No, I’m sorry. I could’ve sworn–” She laughed. I said, “I’m Mary, but I bet you could find Donna, if you looked. Have you tried Facebook?” I told her about finding my friend Lynne again after many years, and how blessed we both felt. She said, “I haven’t looked for her, but I think I will.” She left smiling, and I finished pumping my gas, climbing back into my car, wishing, for just a second, I had been Donna, this friend who brought such a smile to the woman’s face.

Make art about mistaken identity. Or about finding that wonderful friend again.

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5 August 2016

Dreamt I was in a crowded park handing out sparklers. So many sparklers, so many people. Before too long, the park was shimmering with light and color.

Make art about ways of sharing Light.

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Sometimes What You Miss is the Prompt

9/30/2015

Daily Prompt

Things you miss: laughing together, the shared quiet of dawn, touching his skin.

Make art about Love’s small gestures.

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