Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bolt From The Blue

Written for:  Verse First   Poetry Jam

taken on the way to the farmer's market


A bolt from the blue that changes perspectives
The world suddenly seems like a different place
An ordinary scene looks amazingly attractive
Long reaching branches of green look like lace
Each curve of the lush rolling hillside held me captive
The river seemed peaceful and so full of grace
This masterpiece, astounding, sheer magic, and oh it put a smile on my face

~x~

Verse First
Writer's often assume they must be in a particular place, using specific tools, with just the write atmosphere to write. I challenge that. Today, do not allow yourself to follow you own ritual and routine. Go to a place where you've never before written. Then write.  One poem. 7 lines in length. Make it perfect. 

Poetry Jam
So what does the image of Lightning bring to your mind?


This morning I went to the farmers market as I do each Saturday. And during the drive there I watch the scene go by without any thought or appreciation, but today suddenly for a short moment in time (like a bolt of lightening from the blue), the usual, everyday, ordinary scenery looked amazingly beautiful.

And so I wrote this poem imagining I was in that car this morning - a virtual drive - Never written a poem during a virtual drive nor of the drive to the market!

How uncanny that both prompts today at Verse First and Poetry Jam fit in perfectly with this morning's sudden moment of wonder.




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36 comments:

  1. the first line is so true....a moment's impact can sometimes be so significant.........very nicely and neatly done......

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    1. Thanks Sumana. Yes, something sudden just changes everything. Glad you liked it.

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  2. he world suddenly seems like a different place - One instance of power and everything changes. This really works and is quite thought provoking. I love the images.

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    1. Thanks Alan. It's a sudden shift and everything just seems different - incredibly beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jae. Glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. In the lap of nature on finds solace:)

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    1. Hi Vandana. Nature is refreshing.

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  5. Suzy, every now and then I am lucky enough to experience what you so beautifully illustrated with words! You are right ... it's like a bolt out of the blue, a jolt!

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    1. Thanis Helen. Yes it is a sudden moment when it all opens up.

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  6. What a beautiful scene!! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love moments like that when perception shifts and we really SEE. That happened to me once at the beach. I closed my eyes and when I opened them I saw everything in sharp relief, all of the colours were heightened, it was spectacular. Cool poem!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. It is an amazing moment and how wonderfully different it all seems. I wish we could have many moments like that.

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  8. Long reaching branches of green look like lace.

    What a beautiful observation. Only when we look with a different perspective that things change otherwise the world is mundane.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. Some moments, we just find that rare glimpse of something different that makes it beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful scene esp the presence of that single cloud. Admiring the ordinary wonders of life can bring immense happiness and turns on our creative side.

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    1. Thanks Sheethal. I'm going to try and be more mindful of my surroundings. Yes, so true. Little things bring us great joy.

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  10. This happens. Of the blue things just fall into place. The words just seem to make sense when you write them down at such times. I do a a lot of writing while travelling too. Loved the lines Suzy. Good imagery. :)

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    1. Thanks Jyothi. Yes, suddenly a piece of the jigsaw suddenly fits.

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  11. everything can change in a moment, so true...a sudden shift allows us to see things in a new light...if we are ever present and watching...and def a scene of such beauty could not fail to put a smile on our faces...

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    1. Thanks Brian. And yet I'm sure the next time I pass by that spot it will look mundane and ordinary. Trying to be mindful of every moment.

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  12. What a beautiful poem! I love the line ''an ordinary scene looks amazingly attractive'

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    1. Thanks Usha. Glad you liked it. Somedays we just see everything in vivid technicolour and the beauty shines through.

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  13. Writer and vicarious should almost always be used together. It is our job now to imagine things and create on paper..

    Richa

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    1. I love the way you put that Richa and what better way than in a poem!

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  14. This is a lovely poem filled with such descriptive observations. Well done Suzy! ♥

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  15. Lovely! You really portrayed how sometimes if we look at a familiar scene we can see it with a new appreciation if we try!!

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    1. Thanks Mary. That is exactly what I was trying to portray. Somedays the world just looks different.

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  16. Wonderful that you suddenly saw such beauty in the "ordinary" landscape. Exactly like a bolt from the blue!
    Beautiful poem, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Martha - I love those bolts from the blue, they teach us so much.

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  17. Beautifully described, The familiar as new, perfect.

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    1. Thanks Sunflowergirle. It's so joyful when that happens.

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  18. Is it not nice, when we can stop the moment, just pay attention with no hurry...Congratulation on your discovery!

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    1. It sure is Humbird. It's such an aha and satisfying moment.

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