As many of my readers would know, over the pass few weeks, I’ve been proof-reading and editing my manuscript, and with the help of a Geelong Writers friend (Claudia), her assistance has been magnificently diligent, and yesterday we finally completed our task…. and my poem here “Words of Mine” is to be the Epilogue for my book..
Here’s a link to a song that was written for me from ‘My Words’, by my musician friend, Terry Fielding… I hope the link works for you (let me know please)
And again, the Soundcloud song below my poem, was written for me by a musician friend from France, Haille Anderson.
This week the Weekend Challenge from Weekly Prompts is, Snippet. Please go and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> HERE. And below is my little snippet of a poem, in response to the ‘Weekly Prompt’
This weekend the challenge from Weekly Prompts is the word; Noteworthy. Please go and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here . The below poem is my response to the prompt.
I do not have to be famous to be noteworthy
Nor am I remarkably important
But within my fading soul I feel worldly
I do not have to be a President to be noteworthy
Nor am I significantly superior
But within my weary heart this story is newsworthy
I do not have to be a golden deity to be noteworthy
Nor am I the almighty creator
But within my lonely dreams I feel praiseworthy
I do not have to be anyone else but me
A earthy wordsmith, kind and trustworthy
Feature Image: The Centauress, by Rodin.
The Centauress is a provocative variation on the traditional equestrian monument. Instead of a hero mounted on a horse, the heroine and the horse have become one. Rodin combined two previous works in the design: The horse comes from an unrealized plan for a sculpture of a Chilean general. He adapted the woman from a male figure in The Gates from Hell.
Why create this amalgam? Rodin described a struggle between humanity’s “two natures. . . . An image of the soul whose ethereal impulses remain miserably imprisoned in the corporeal mire!”
Yesterday I spent most of day editing my manuscript with the help of good friend Claudia, who is a fellow member of the Geelong Writers Inc, and she edits and proof reads the Geelong Writers Anthologies, and she has very kindly offered to help me with the big task of editing my manuscript, and her reformatting of my book is going along fabulously. Her corrections and suggestions have been enlightening for me. Most of the time there’s only been punctuation corrections (I’m hopeless with commas), and a few word changes. But here with my poem ‘Bohemian Lyrics’ we were both unhappy with the way the last 2 stanza sounded, and so this morning I came up with this revised piece for my manuscript….
What we imagine
And what is real
Are not the same deal
Dust, life’s spicks and specks
Are blended inside earth’s vortex
We are only our solar system’s subjects
And beyond gathering grey clouds
There is the stars sheltering shroud
Whatever the words, let them roll
Whatever the feelings, let them be our soul
Old lines drawn in the sand
May be erased by forgiving hands
Gaea’s liquid words caress the air we breathe
Capturing chords within the whispering trees
Time deflects in the end
Time rewinds and amends
Love is the world’s unwound relic
Love is an empty heart’s Bohemian lyric
Featured Image: Pinterest….Gaia – (a. Celu, Gaea, Terra, Mother Earth) Greek goddess of the Earth.