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Posts tagged ‘spring’

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Emergence

19 March 2020

The jonquils in my yard have emerged, blooming like glory. I was struck while outside this morning, this first day of spring, with a kind of surreal awe at the beautiful constancy of this mother planet.

Even as we’re surrounded with fear or panic, which as a species we’ve seen again and again over millennia–famine, war, plague 😦 — even in the darkest days, there is the arrival of beauty. 

Make art about what’s emerging. 

jonquil emerging

Daily Prompt Love <3 Defying Expectation

20 March 2019 

“Go back
to the window. Note the crocus
defying expectations”–Joy Ladin

Make art about defying expectation, or about the crocus. 

crocus

 

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 That Wind

23 February 2019 

Make art about what the wind says. 

wind book

Image by Comfreak on Pixabay

 

 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Learning While Traveling, and What Has to Go

27 June 2017

Manchild’s headed off for a trip to Hawaii with his girlfriend 🙂 

Make art about learning something on a long flight. 

airplane

 

28 June 2017

I’m reorganizing and rearranging and reshaping my tiny little house in the trees, moving furniture, getting rid of stuff. 

Make art about discoveries made while spring cleaning or reorganizing. Or make art about the feeling of newness that comes after a big clean or reorganization, after ‘cleaning house.’

reorganizing

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Greening

26 April 2017

The rains have stopped and and the hadrwoods have awakened, and the drive home from campus today was a wander through every shade of green. The Guardian Oak is full and bright, and the woods are thickening. I stood with giants, all of us reaching for the sky.

Make art about the greening. 

oaks

Sometimes the Prompt Is the Body

Happy National Poetry Month! 

Daily Prompt Time!

spring song
by Lucille Clifton

the green of Jesus
is breaking the ground
and the sweet
smell of delicious Jesus
is opening the house and
the dance of Jesus music
has hold of the air and
the world is turning
in the body of Jesus and
the future is possible

Make art about the body of the planet. 

earth hand

Sometimes the Prompt Is Good Company

Daily Prompt

The pups and I had all kinds of feathered company on our walk this morning. Put me in mind of one of my mama’s favorite poets, John Greenleaf Whittier:

from “What the Birds Said”
“The birds against the April wind
   Flew northward, singing as they flew;
They sang, “The land we leave behind
   Has swords for corn-blades, blood for dew.”
Make art about birds, about flying, about flight, about what the birds said.
junco

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