Tag: creativity

Cora the Couplet Crocodile

“The time is out of joint, O cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet’s couplet is a famous one. Who can resist the pithiness, the efficiency, the rhythm and reason of two short rhyming lines? Cora the Couplet Crocodile…

I Went Out to Play

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves.” Carl Jung’s words illustrate the importance of play in our lives. From it come the things…

In the Lake

The catfish are the Bozos of the bottom, Blundering from ledges, bumping into me, Their whiskers slashing my skirt into circus pennants. Their heads are rocks split across the middle, Mouths opening slowly as if levered. They are ugly and regal and harmless, Even…

No Expectations

A visitor to the museum on Nov. 16 wrote this response to it and gave it to me: Down Perkins Road, nestled in the trees is a quaint little red barn, welcoming the quiet reader as well as the playful poet. A museum of…

Art Crawl: Take Your Head Off

Art is inspiring, like any creative outlet, and I have an extremely wide view of what creative outlets are: the main thing is that they need to make you feel like Emily Dickinson described when reading poetry: “If I feel physically as if the…

6 Ways of Thinking About Wednesday

I wanted to uphold the sky With a bit of twig fallen from a dogwood tree Or to puncture the soul of the season With my standing still. Not everything Is about motion. Not everything is about motion. Not everything is about motion. Stop.