Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

After a frustrating morning trying to be intelligent serious on my new writing blog,   THOUGHTS IN YELLOWWOOD FOREST , I decided to return to my comfort zone and check out my WordPress Blog for the morning, where I found a comment from Lyda on Pollyanna, linking me to her poem “Shakespeare Rainbow”  Pollyanna’s Blog Poetry Corner « Pollyanna Rainbow Sunshine and the Needles of Doom.   Whew! Take a breath here.

Polyanna dug through the garbage can of search terms, at her Blog, to create artwork. (See link above for full poem) I am particularly taken with the following lines in her poem:

plying hand dye,
dead brain cells

I feel like someone, be it the searcher or Lyda, has seen the inside of my brain. Not a pleasant feat! As I read these lines, I picture all these little threads of hand dyed yarn tangled in the recesses of my dead brain cells. Gosh, is this what happens to a knitter as she ages? Her attic becomes nothing but a tangle of yarn.

Now,  I stand and pronounce to the world. “I have a brain disorder. I see things that no one else sees and I enjoy it.” Yup! That’s right. I enjoy my little visions. My family has puzzled over them for years. They used to be in color. I saw a purple door floating in the air once. Now, they are in black and white.

The other night I turned off my laptop, and before shutting the screen, I was able to watch a cartoon in black and white on the actually blank screen. Usually, this happens at night and I’m wondering if it is a medication causing it. Or, perhaps a flashback from a “medication.”

I wake often during the night and sometimes see little black floating triagles floating through the air. Other times I can lay there and watch a moving cartoon in black and white. Now, if I can just get them to play a cartoon of my book, I’d be all set. At least I don’t hear voices.

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It’s past my bedtime but I have an early day driving people places they don’t really want to be. Youngest boy has to see the doctor and mom has to have a pulmonary function test.  Speaking of mom, this is an advertisement for her blog.  She has won awards for her rhyming poetry for years.  Here is a sample. Check her new blog out at http://padairvanvleck.wordpress.com. She has one very funny poem up and one that will bring tears to your eyes. She will try to post a new poem every day, from her book.



Just once in every lifetime

Someone comes along

And hearts then blend in harmony

With words to love’s sweet song


Just once in every lifetime

Two hearts fill special roles

And fall in love from the start

As destined kindred souls


Just once in every lifetime

A union’s meant to be

When those hearts join and beat as one

For all eternity


3/26/95            Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck


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