"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘Silence’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Study in Contrasts

1/7/2017

White snow, black treeline. Make art that’s a study in contrasts. 

silnceofsnow1

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3

4 December 2016

Make art about nothing going as you planned.

plans

5 December 2016

Make art about driving in the dark.

driving-dark

6 December 2016

Make art about standing up for yourself.

standing-up-for-yourself

7 December 2016

Make art about corruption, about calling out corruption.

corruption

8 December 2016

Make art about needing silence, about the recharge, rebirth, renewal of strength to be found a a period of silence.

silence

9 December 2016

Make art about needing to scream, about the release, the energy, the power, to be found in a good primal scream.

the-scream

10 December 2016

Make art about hospitals, about being in the hospital.

Patient sitting on hospital bed waiting

11 December 2016

Make art about drawing strength from the energy and creativity and spontaneity of young people.

young-hero

12 December 2016

Make art about coming to terms with the inevitability of death.

death-tolle

 

 

 

Because I Needed to Stand in the Light <3

The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.  -Ming-Dao Deng

 

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Daily Prompt :-) Poetry and Power

Happy National Poetry Month! 

Celebrating by posting a poem a day, anddddd, if I can, writing a poem a day 🙂 

So today’s poem (one of my favorites!) is also our

Daily Prompt 🙂 

Power, by Adrienne Rich

Living in the earth-depositis of our history

Today a backhoe divulged out of a crumbling flank of earth
one bottle amber perfect a hundred-year-old
cure for fever or melancholy a tonic
for living on this earth in the winters of this climate

Today I was reading about Marie Curie:
she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness
her body bombarded for years by the element
she had purified
It seems she denied to the end
the source of the cataracts on her eyes
the cracked and suppurating skin of her finger-ends
till she could no longer hold a test-tube or a pencil

She died a famous woman denying
her wounds
denying
her wounds came from the same source as her power

Make art about power. 

adrienne rich quote

 

Sometimes The Prompt Is Scary

Daily Prompt

The Virginia General Assembly this week put forth House Bill 516 that requires high school teachers to notify parents if they’re going to teach books that parents might find objectionable (sexual content mostly) and gives those parents the right to object and demand alternative materials be taught. 

Make art about censorship. 

censor

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