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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Speechless Slice...Is That Possible?



I start this slice...
I realize I am a bit speechless.
I feel a little lost.
A little stuck.
A little speechless.
Like I am in a field of sunflowers.
I wonder what is beyond each one.
I keep turning corners and there is yet another.
Another beautiful sunflower full of opportunity.
I am wandering.
I am grinning.
I am speechless
with petals in my hair.
My ears are full of sun.
My mouth is full of words
ready to escape.


I really enjoy writing a story this way. I did not know where this was going, only that I was feeling speechless today. Then all these images started to flood into me and now I must go draw them.

One perspective of my thoughts. A bit different from what I was envisioning but a visual perspective none the less.

7 comments:

  1. What a fun post- both the poem and the drawing. I've never thought to draw what I write, but it seems like a great way to think more deeply about what you've written. Haha, altho while I was writing Goodnight Stress this week (adult version of Goodnight Moon), I was thinking how much I'd love to have it illustrated like Goodnight Moon is :)

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  2. As I began to read I thought you were feeling lost in a negative way. But by the 6th line, when you talk of sunflowers, I realized that this lost was a type of wonder or awe. I love that you described your feelings in such a way...lost in a sea of opportunity. It could be worse, my friend. :)

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  3. Ha! I love the visual, and I also love teaching people that sometimes having nothing to write about is something to write about. Beautiful images are always around us--we just have to notice them!

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  4. I love the free flowingness of this, Betsy. Great visualizations.

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  5. I also think it's nice that you feel so safe in this environment that you can just free write and free draw, freeing us to feel safe, too. I want to be the kite flying above your field of sunflowers.

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  6. Ears full of sun, now that's an awesome image! You made me wonder what had you speechless, but then I followed your poetry thinking and loved the journey you took me on. You do think in poetry!

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  7. I love how you go with the flow and play with the words and images.

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