Thursday, July 20, 2006

"A Picture is Worth How Many Words?"

HELP US WRITE A COMMUNITY POEM!!!!!
MyStoryLives wants to try something a little different today. We want to create a community poem, a kind of word collage. To do that we need your help. We are asking you to send us a few words in response to this beautiful painting, called "Lyric Escape," by painter and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who is perhaps the most influential Beat movement poet. Ferlinghetti also started the very famous City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, a mecca for writers and artists.

So. All we need you to do is click on the COMMENT button below, and send us some words. Impressions. We will then assemble them into a poem. How many words do we want? No less than three. No more than 20 (today is July 20th after all.)

Please write today. We would LOVE to hear from you. All of you! We want this to be a community writing space, a place to share writing, a place for dialogue and exchange. So let this be our first community poem.

18 comments:

kjahn said...
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kjahn said...

At point of escape
colors explode
blue hot as red
sharp shapes shout

SorellaPiccola said...

it has been a very good day...can't you see it in the sky?

david seth michaels said...

My hair's on fire
And the ocean is too.
I hope for rain but
carry water.

val said...

Atlas finally free
oh happy oh happy oh happy day.

bayeaston said...

Rage rises, freeing up space.
Emotions merge.
Manna rains down, nourishing souls
Minds grow.

Bill Ackerbauer said...
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Dilys said...

color explosion
depth of earth
unpredictable but beautiful future
human between sky and earth
a man, a column
creation

johanna said...

Where have all the lovers of peace gone? We need the music.

Bill Ackerbauer said...

What I meant to say was ...

Expect a mix of sun and clouds today, with skies clearing later, and a fifty-two percent chance of inutterable exultation.

johanna said...

Hello GOD! I am one of your Meek. When do we get our inheritance?

Steven Demorez said...

of "sands in the hourglass" cliche
as genuine statements become "drops in the desert"
16 milimeter glory becomes our flatline

Howard Halligan said...

cosmic,energy,rays

flowerdead said...

joyous narcotic skies... the war is over!!

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