We all make them or strive for them. With people in our daily life. With other poets. In the words of our poems. I know connections are very important to me. I work hard to achieve them in all that I do.
Here are a few quotes I really like about connections, and I hope you will like them also:
William Plomer -- "It is the power of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."
George J. Seidel -- "The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in an odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline."
Jacob Bronowski -- "A man becomes creative, whether he is an artist or scientist, when he finds a new unity in the variety of nature. He does so by finding a likeness between things which were not thought alike before."
Leonardo Da Vinci -- "To develop a complete mind, study the science of art, study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
So, for your challenge today, I would like you to write a new poem, a poem about connections. So much in life is connected, if we think about it. Take your time. Sometimes connections cannot be rushed.
1. Think about William Plomer's quote above. Write a poem showing the connection between two things or people or ideas that are very different from one another. How about the connection between love and pizza? A river and the moon? A dream and a new puppy? Etc.?
2. Think of opposites. What is the connection between happy and sad, rich and poor, asleep and awake, comfort and discomfort, lazy and ambitous, etc? Let these connections inspire you to think of your own.
3. Poetry itself is a connector.At least I find it so. Do you? In what way? Connector with who? Importance of?
4. Write about the connection between people (specific or general) or the lack of such connection....and what it means..
These are just a few ideas. One thing is certain, and that is I look forward to connecting with many of you this week! In fact, I am very excited about the opportunity of visiting each of your blogs! Post the link to your poem using Mr. Linky below, and don't forget to visit the poems of your fellow bloggers. We all enjoy visits. Come back once in a while and see who is new. And if you post after others, visit a number of those who posted before you.