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Daily Prompt Love <3 Dreams & Wolves

17 February 2019

A recurring dream returned last night, one where an old wolf, his amber eyes glowing, appears in my bedroom. He circles the room a few times, then climbs up on the end of my bed, curls up and goes to sleep. 

Make art about a recurring dream, or wolves. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Begins With Rain

16 February 2019

“I think to Earth
it looks like the first first rain, the water
of the beginning”- Jeffrey Bean 

Make art about what begins with rain, or that begins with rain, or about the first first rain.’

man in the rain 

 

Friday Call for Submission Love <3 little somethings

little somethings press seeks all things flash and micro

Deadline: March 15, 2019

“What gnaws at your bones? little somethings press: a collection of small writings is seeking all things flash and micro—memoir, fiction, and poetry—that delve into the grittiness and beauty (why not make room for some optimism) of modern life. Confessions, rants, lessons learned, rebirths, regrets, and anything else are welcome as long as they fit on one page. Prose is limited to 250 words. Poets can submit up to 4 micro poems of 50 words each, or one poem no longer than 15 lines.”

Please send all submissions to littlesomethingspress@gmail.com as Word documents by March 15th. Visit their site at littlesomethingspress.com

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Lost in the Branches

15 February 2019

Woke this morning to the heartbreaking sound of chainsaws, taking down several large oaks at the little church across the street, trees that are easily hundreds of years old. The crash as they fell echoed all around us. 

Make art about what’s lost when we lose a tree, about what’s lost in those branches, or about the spirit of trees. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Love at the Door

14 February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤ 

The great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has written beautifully about why learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves. 

Make art about learning to love yourself. 

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Love After Love

Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.


 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Withholding

13 February 2019

Withhold, conceal, hide, hold back, keep, keep back, keep secret, refuse, repress, sit on, suppress

Withholding information, a good thing or a bad thing?

Make art about something being withheld, or about choosing to withhold, or about the results of information being withheld.

withhold

Daily Prompt <3 The Kicked Dog

12 February 2019 

Once when I was a little girl, with my mama, we encountered a particularly grumpy, difficult person. As we moved away from the angry man, under her breath, Mama murmured in her lilting Southern accent, “Mmm, somebody kicked that dog.” 

Being the mouthy kid I was, and an animal lover 🙂 I immediately asked, “Dog? What dog, Mama?” 

She smiled, saying, “Not a real dog, Mary. That man.”

“The mean one?” I asked. 

She nodded, and explained, “When we meet a dog that seems mean, or aggressive, growling at us, we never assume the dog was born vicious, right? We assume that something has happened, that the dog has been mistreated or hurt in some way that made it mean. But we don’t give difficult people the same benefit of the doubt, do we?” She smiled. “Maybe we should.” 

Make art about compassion, about a moment you learned compassion, or recognized that you needed to respond with compassion. 

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