Our Best Bullet Forward: Inspiration

       Our Best Bullet Forward: Inspiration

Someone thanked me
“De nada” “De rien”, thought I.
And then I pondered (for one second only)
Yes, it’s inspiration that’s the key.
Stimulation in the highest.
Motivation, activation, catalyst
That pushes in the nicest way
Towards creativity; imagination and originality;
A bravery not had till then.

Dependent on the gifts and genes
One’s gen-ius comes through,
A You, somewhat, or wholly new.
Inspiration: inhalation,
Instrument of powered vision.

To breathe in from someone’s brainwaves
Saves skill; artistry
That may have fluttered by:
Insight, influence and individuality.

So jump on it!
An impulse doesn’t last forever.
Use it!
It may lie latent,
Change you over time.
Instruct you in its silence.
Regardless of the path of entrance,
Be ye open
To let inspiration in.
Perhaps that is the inmost secret.

Our Best Bullet Forward; Inspiration 11.29.2021 The Processes: Creativity, Thinking, Meditative II; Circling Round Experience; Arlene Nover Corwin

How Are You Today?

 How Are You Today?

Volcanos are waking;
Villages shaking.
My husband and I
Had our second shot yesterday.
Me, I have questions concerning bacilli.
Aways the bad mixed with good, good with bad.
While lying in bed
Learning lots from TV,
All that’s around me,
Patiently waiting to see any side effects;
When, and or if…

Friends on the phone,
Themselves all alone:
Some CoVid and sick-ish, some fine,
Some immune.

All is in movement:
My cat at the moment.
Icebergs and soil,
Men drilling for oil;
Out of one’s hands, much unpreventable
Maybe the whole.

All that I wonder propped up as I lay,
Head on three pillows, is how, really how
Are you feeling today?

How Are You Today? 4.10.2021 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Now I Remember

Now I Remember

  Now I Remember

In my inner eye,
The real I
The middle of this forehead ‘my’,
Lying here,
This body mine
The consciousness entwined
As if if were a double mind
While all the while but one –
An onion and/or union.

Not often I remember
This essential fundamental,
This intrinsic elemental.

I am I.
Oh me, oh my!
Obviously
Quintessential me.
Unique and whole:
A soul.
Now I Remember 8.11.2022 To The ChildMystic II; Revelations Big & Small; Arlene Nover Corwin

How Are You, The Unpredictability II

  How Are You, The Unpredictability II

They almost always start the conversation
With “How are you?” You say “Fine”.
You tow the line,
It is the norm, time honoured;
Automatic, form expected.
Form accepted.

Yet, you’ve reached an age
Where you no longer fit the norm,
Wish the form.
You hesitate,
Wait just a bit before retorting.

Unpredictable: today, tomorrow:
Routine ailments, triumphs, sorrow;
Unpredictable around-the-clock.
Is it wrong to buck the question,
Wait to answer? I think not.

The answer not as black and white as it may seem.
There’s been a screaming virus!
Long term side effects, some new vaccine…

When they ask you how you are,
Think of instability,
Ups and downs, hour, weekly, daily…
Take a second to reply,
“Fine” like most cliches a childish lie.
How Are You:The Unpredictability 8.9.2017/ revised, updated 8.9.2022
Circling Round Reality; Definitely Didactic; Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Cake In the Oven

You can write about anything.  It’s all valid.

   Cake In The Oven #2

Showing everything can be a subject,
Shoved into a mindless poem:
What can be said
About a recipe not bread:
One’s in the sun, pencil, pad,
Waiting for a cake to bake,
Wondering if the cake will ‘take’ –
Not burnt but browned;
Flour, apple, cinnamon,
Sugar, baking powder in,
Spices for a subtler flavour, 
Guests to come for coffee and…
I’m pretty sure it will be splendid;
At the very least, plain good.

To give the taste buds and the eyes
That extra prize 
There will be whipped cream as disguise.
And should the whole procedure fail,
We’ll give them store bought cookies.
Cake In the Oven 6.19.2022/8.8.2022 A Sense Of the Ridiculous; Arlene Nover Corwin

Struggles For Artistry

Struggles For Artistry

She struggles with each, every
Verb, conjunction,
Article, participle, pronoun & noun
To better brain;
Maintain the arts, even the smart parts,
The, then á la carte parts.

To get a comment as a compliment
Is to receive in depth
That which was written with
And opthamologist’s approach.

Struggling is striving, re-examining…
Not a toil, spoiling happiness or confidence
But living, giving, sieving,
Making every effort in one’s dense
(perhaps) and limited intelligence.
To do one’s best;
Take a crack at, have a go at
Straining, ‘braining’, all the rest.

In the end, for there is aways end,
Resulting art sends rivers of contentment,
Shivers of contentment
Every vent and pore, each aperture
That says to her,
“You’ve written something good and true,
So thanks.” And then
She sends it out into the many*
Struggles For Artistry 8.7.2022 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

*.and I sometimes get inspiring, favourable comments to which I reply:
“Hey, thanks so much! As I replied to so&so, about the poem 35 Billion Years, “I hardly know anything about those things mathematical, but I suppose it’s my philosophical nature that allows me to receive how I react and how I write and approach anything that takes my interest. It’s all a big wondrous mystery”.

Un-elastic & Very Fantastic#2

Un-elastic & Very Fantastic #2

There are readers and leaders:
Tramplers and Trump(et)ers.
Chairmen of boards who stay long adolescent:
Ambitious, not swaying
From standpoints, perspective. Oy!
A very, “oy yoy yoy!”
“I’m best! Do not mess with me!
Don’t carp or bleat!
My words are unquestionably right,
And those who disagree…
Are usually useless,
For my deeds, and all that I propagate
Is very, very, verily great!
I, un-elastic
Am very, exceedingly great and fantastic!
Un-elastic & Fantastic 7.29.201/8.5.2022 A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; Our Times, Our Culture II;
Arlene Corwin

Un-elastic & Very Fantastic

Un-elastic & Very Fantastic

She struggles with each, every
Verb, noun, conjunction,
The article, participle, pronoun
To better the brain;
Maintain the arts, even the smart parts,
The then á la carte parts.
There are readers and leaders:
Tramplers and Trump(et)ers.
Chairmen of boards who stay long adolescent:
Ambitious, not swaying
From standpoints, perspective. Oy!
A very, “oy yoy yoy!”
“I’m best! Do not mess with me!
Don’t carp or bleat!
My words are unquestionably right,
And those who disagree…
Are usually useless,
For my deeds, and all that I propagate
Is very, very, verily great!
I, un-elastic
Am very, exceedingly great and fantastic!
Un-elastic & Fantastic 7.29.201/8.5.2022 A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; Our Times, Our Culture II;
Arlene Corwin

In The Form Of A Phrase

In The Form Of A Phrase

Very, Very & Fantastic
She struggles with each verb and noun,
Adjective, conjunction, article and even
Pronoun.
All to better brain:
Maintain
The art parts, smart parts,
A la carte parts.
There are leaders:
Chairmen of the boards who stay
Long adolescent in some way.
Ambitious, never swaying
From their standpoints, outlooks and perspective. Oy!
A very, very Oy yoy yoy!
“I am best! Don’t mess with me,
Don’t carp or bleat.
My words unquestionably
right
And those who choose to disagree…
Are rendered useless usefully.
My deeds, and all I nominate
Are very, very, very great!
I live on very un-elastic,
Very, very and fantastic!
Very, Very & Fantastic 7.29.2017
A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; Our Times, Our Culture II;
Arlene Corwin

In The Form Of A Phrase

Facebook asks “What’s on your mind, Arlene?”
My answer: It comes in the form of a phrase.

 In The Form Of A Phrase

It comes in the form of a phrase,
Expands into something like verse.
Forcing a process, or bringing it forth
With a depth, breadth and width
From someplace beneath,
In a place undefined.

Thirsting and bursting,
A spurting heat flowing
From some beat unknowing
Where one owns on loan
Inspiration, inventiveness, artistry, vision.

Some vague place rooted in
Start, middle, end;
Grasped by the flow that befriends
In a summing-up.
And so, you stop,
Hoping that what you have written
Is good, valid, durable,
Near to all, done by all,
Clear, recognisable.

In essence fired,
Inspired by
Pyres of phrases.
It Comes In The Form Of A Phrase 8.4.2018Revised 8.5.2022 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

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