Today’s Inner Poet: Society of I

Lonliness

Hypnotized by a society of I

what I want, what I get, what I got, what I do

look at me, me one, it’s all about me

I love me and the status I possess

now, falling off a cliff of self-centeredness

self-indulgence, self-made, selfishness, self-exaltation

ending in a pit of I, here I am

alone, angered, in agony, and alienated

oh what, oh what shall I do?

© Kym Gordon Moore

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The Poetry of Horsing Around

Horses,

Ever since I used to watch old western movies, I loved the poetic agileness of horses kicking up trails of dust. I think horses are regal creatures, roaming wild and running in pastoral freedom. Yet even with the pomp and circumstance of show horses, some draped in ceremonial regalia exhibiting such discipline and exhibition of a true champion, whatever the breed, these are without question, charismatic and graceful animals.

Horsing Around

Riding on horseback 

saddled, trotting, galloping

hoofed and distinctive.

©Kym Gordon Moore

Horses

Poetry of an Origami Dance

Origami, Art, Paper, Paper Folding

Remember those paper airplanes we used to fold in school, take aim and then send them airborne where they quite possibly ended up landing somewhere in the vicinity of the teacher? Getting caught wasn’t funny then but this was my first introduction to origami. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding has been practiced since the Edo period (1603–1867).

The practice and application of mathematics allow origami artists to construct a variety of geometrical designs. There are several types of origami: Action origami, Modular origami, Wet-folding origami, Pureland origami, Kirigami, Strip folding and Origami Tessellations. Semi to very intricate designs requires disciplined patience, practice, and precision. Are you an origami artist?

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Poetry of an Origami Dance

Crease fold, crease fold, shape
three-dimensional paper
colorful textures.

© Kym Gordon Moore

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

The Art and Poetry of Hon Khoi Salt Fields

Hon Khoi Salt Fields, Vietnam

One of the most unique tourist destinations in Nha Trang is the Hon Khoi Salt Fields. Salt production is a thriving industry in Nha Trang. Mounds of natural salt are manually harvested from shallow fields along Doc Let Beach in Vietnam. The artistry of the harvesting process is amazingly poetic.

Gwendolyn Brooks: How Could I Stop Writing?

National Poetry Month, Gwendolyn Brooks, Poetry, Writing

Image source: squarespace

Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop?
-Gwendolyn Brooks
 
Like Gwendolyn Brooks, I don’t believe there is a shortage of things to write about even when topics overlap. It’s in every true writer’s blood to grasp something the day presents and discover an angle to write about. You never know how many people can identify with your composition. 

Celebrating poetry during #NationalPoetryMonth

Do You Remember the Art of the Magic Eye?

Magic Eye, Stereogram, 3D

Image source: Michael K. Milton created by Easy Stereogram Builder

Who remembers Magic Eye? Yep, those computer generated 3D images embedded in repeated patterns. When you keep your focus on a specific point, let’s say in the center of the picture for example, then relax your eyes until the picture becomes blurry and doubled, you will see an image that literally draws you into the picture. Click on the image to enlarge it and try out your optical skills.

Magic Eye Illusion

invisible you are
blending into the crowd
an optical illusion
in a 3D stereogram
I stare with blurred vision
suddenly drawn into a scene
discovering you were watching me
there all along, hidden in plain sight
like a two-way mirror, a fractal game
magic eye drawing me into the frame.

© Kym Gordon Moore