FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY
PERCEPTION PARTURATION PUBLICATION PARTICIPATION
By Brian Strand
spontaneous moments alight as thoughts
All the poetry in this ebook are my copyright 2018
This short eBook encompasses my experiences of the creative in both art and poetry in particular.The content of each of the four elements Perception, Parturation, Publication and Participation are themselves expressed in a variety of poetic form .The cause and effect of creativity .the impulse that creates inspiration, followed by the parturition (berthing) of the image, idea, thought ,into an artform giving life so to speak ,in words.
This primary purpose, the act of creativity, which is more important than whether it is considered 'valuable ' or is subjectively 'good' in someone else's eyes.
Then proceeding on its secondary reason, complementary and (thus a further bonus )is the the 'communion' thereof , 'the icing on the cake ' ,via first publication, and then record ,and to its fulfilment ,as another 'reads' or sees that images,idea or thought that once resided within me, its participation with another person. The unique 'as is momen',of communion created.
pierce the gloom-
in the mind-
paint my private
pictures in the mind,
dreams and visions and things not known.
in visualised expressions
rivers,rivers stream my mind
spring forth images,to find
Within the soul of my experience
Unconscious seeds of tomorrow's joy,
Awaiting the warmth of encouragement
Lay dormant,seeking inspiration's light;
Times,past,times present,amalgams of verse
Unshaped,until imagination's birth,
Bursts from the spring of my maturity.
awake,arise ideas and fly free
on imagination's unfettered wings,
blown to and forth,and settle where you will;
Ignite inspiration's delight,tonight
fly with me
aurora in your
in a tide
what you see
with fine words
in a painter's eye
as a butterfly
on the wing
Ideas with nowhere to hide
buried deep within long
indistinct ,then becoming clear
words & pictures coming near-
like petals on a stream;
A fragrance that lingers within
a passage of light to my soul,
inspiration to make me whole.
From this confusion, the mosaic of
ideas harmonizes,delineated and
etched as a pattern of thought, a
ribbon of inspiration settles as a verse.
From tumultuous discussions within
images strive for life as a new-born
child wriggles from the womb.First
an outline,then in silhouette,each
unique line,a perceptible signature,so
individual and more personal than
a diary.This spontaneity impetuously
releases the extrovert upon this page,
squeezed out as rain in an arid world.
Artistic inspiration writes itself, as
I merely provide the pen
Mute and multiplied,thoughts trained
and tamer,the subconscious becomes
a workaday drama.A confusion then
evolves into the particular and floats
upon my page.
Simple symbols of self expression
imagery in intuitive motifs,
a harmony of colour ..inspiration
of moods fused into metaphor
In the silence
day dream I suppose..
thoughts drift in
In this quiet I
am so alone ...
awaiting some inspiration.
One by one a word
As a chrysalis to a butterfly
a poem to emerge..
from a mosaic of memories
to an inspiration surge
The unwritten gaps...
the unsaid words..
as strophes of
cadenced in our ear.
PARTURATION berthing the inpiration
turns a spark
from the tinder
into a flame..
that gathers up
a nugget of emotion
into an image, then
crystallize as a phrase
a spoken word,
the seeing eye
of parody and
A now moment,instantaneous,
parentage unknown,alive borne
of inspiration.Scattered here and there,
colours everywhere.The inner made
outer.Inherent originality conceived,
now in relief,of line,spot,point and
dab upon a canvas,to dry before the
eye.Succinct,complete of itself, never
to be reproduced it stays unique,of
me,for all to see.Of me,was once,this,
must art elsewhere,forever did depart.
I look upon it now,and wonder how!
In this digital age
though ever apart
Pleasant people inhabit
this PS workshop of varied verse,
posting posies of many kind-
comments & opinions abound
in blogs ,of the world around-
sponsored contests in galore
brings creativity to the fore
my short poems on twitter
art ekphrasis on Flickr-
and blogs in this soup
other efforts in Sketchbook
so come now, take a quick look-
and keep in the loop
so I paint,
I imagine and pen-
mix digitally together
As a haiga
Will my verse reach your ear
can your eye stay the course
listening,then writing my verse I awake ,
content until the next time,
the chords at my finger tips drift
back and forth into a song.
Take a deep breath,exhale and
read between my lines
An image alights as a butterfly in spring,
a thought arrives as inspiration on the wing.
An idea resides to crystallize and
brings each together as one.
Does convention confound
the rhythm of your eyes
Oh to avoid convention's game
make the image surreal upon my page.
a Stop,dear reader in your stride,
bring forth your imagination and join me on this ride.this
in the realm
of the mind,
replete with thoughts
discerns over spills,
What intimacy is its cause,perhaps
an immaculate conception of words;
too swift to comprehend,see or
recognise.The moment is there
and then is not.Gone with the wind
the seed of idea remains, to
germinate and gestate,fanned by a
mental fragrance of elation.Slowly
self-transcending a word into a phrase,
a sentence to a strophe;a rhyme
rides a waterfall of cadence,
into a chasm of verse. Terse or
long, the sonnet becomes a little song,
struggles to arrive.Thrust forth upon
my page;a bastard-born of pain
MY POETIC BIO
Alliteration,the starting place, alongside
cinquains,apace in time,crystalline
lanterne and rhyme.Inspiration drew forth
footle,broken monoku for a while short
imagist was my style.Sequenced longer
poems metamorphose within this crysallis
changing into ekphrasis.Open,and free to be,
as you see,structured prose poetry.With
cadence and pause,others hear my voice,
aural phrasis now this poet’s choice.
Link to my artwork with imposed poetry
Link to my recited poetry and thus my YouTube clips
Link to all my poetry forms on blogspot.com
Link to my twitter short poetry anthology
Link to my complete poetry anthology