Tag Archives: Imagination

September-A Birthday Month

This month holds my birthday a new grand-daughter’s, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law’s mother, my step-mother and my ancient black dog.  I am expected to provide poems and art. This summer brought an unusual gift a ‘grand-daughter’ almost 17 who is … Continue reading

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Blue Mist

The blue mist ushers in the full moon. The shadows come forth to speak to deer of the night, the light and the magic of the moon. Janice Eskridge©2014

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Tree Wisdom

© Janice DeRuiter Trees speak an ancient wisdom deep into the earth. At sunset golden thoughts travel into the watching mind. Listen to their words: Plant deep roots. Give into the wind. listen & feel all that sing around you. celebrate … Continue reading

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By Way of Explanation – CRAO*

moving in moving out moving in staying Noir moved in first. Never unpacked but liked the left front window and did hang his favorite drapery- black with ruffly edges. He didn’t like the view or the house. Left after just … Continue reading

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Synthesizing Science and the Poetic Mind

 Primordial Soup Theories of inception of life emanate from public television. One night I learned that I am made of star stuff. Immediately my mind went back to Genesis. The book was right. I’m quite certain that technically speaking star … Continue reading

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Trapped Inside

As I slide into the capsule it presses down on me. Am I to be buried here in a space age release into the dark unknown?   Visions of Spock hurtling through space in his shining and smooth black sphere … Continue reading

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from The Flowers on Valentine’s Day 2014

Lace and wonder inside a world of flowers. I plunge deep into their centers to find their inner wisdom.   What do they speak that we have made them the language of love? And do we ever see beyond the … Continue reading

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Let’s Write in Music 4 – Word Chords

  I love experimenting with poetry.  I love music.  So I have combined the two repeatedly.  As with all experimentation some ideas work some ideas don’t.  Part of what makes music so enjoyable for me is the harmonies that twist … Continue reading

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The Last Maui Inspired Poem

The Hand of God God reached down into the sea and pulled out the sun. Drawing it up into the sky, he shot it eastward to rise again.   But as it began its travels towards dawn, the sun shot … Continue reading

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Presenting a Lesson on Empathy to Graduate Students

Recently Helen Shoemaker and I were asked to present a poetry lesson from our book, Leaping Off into Space: A Travel Guide to Risk and the Imagination.  The setting was a class on language arts for graduate students in education.  … Continue reading

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