4.25.2019

Advice for Achieving a Modicum of Liberty


1-2-3
count losses
sit beside them
1-2-3
consider
painting woes
the colors
of the sea
1-2-3
then
count your stones


The Sea and It's Raining. I Missed You So Much
Artist: Wura-Natasha Ogunji
33rd Bienal de São Paulo
Photograph: Kenia Santos


#NaPoWriMo Day 25!
For Kerry in the Garden: IMAGISTS
and Skylover’s Word List: LIBERTY

13 comments:

  1. Crisp, short and powerfully succinct!❤️

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  2. Interesting. Indeed, fascinating! Not describing an image, but certainly creating several with great brevity.

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    1. I agree with Rosemary. 1 2 3 I like the count

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  3. Love the count! Now this is an imagist poem

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  4. I am in love with the title of the poem - the way I am in love with the title of the art itself. The count, the colours, the stones... sometimes liberty comes at too high a price.

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  5. Yes, I love the title. You wrote to the prompt so brilliantly. I'm beginning to wonder about my lack of talent.

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  6. The title is astonishing, Marian, and I like the 1-2-3 count, which reminds me of the way the microphone is tested before a concert or a talk, as well as being the counting of losses and stones. I would definitely paint woes the colours of the sea.

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  7. There is such precision in what can be counted (maybe)

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  8. reads like a nursery rhyme, but so much more sophisticated

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  9. The imagery that comes with painting woes the colors of the sea is brilliant.

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  10. I love the counting in this, as if a children's game.

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  11. really, quite brilliant, Marian ~

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