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To love a poet's voice - her writing voice - and to vibrate in sympathy with each beat and syllable, to touch the spirit imbued on the page and feel the writing as if it were nourishment on the tongue or soft light on the skin is not necessarily a rare thing, but it is still and should be a treasured thing.

_Kirk_

Today's Prompt: Write a poem about a sound. If the sounds are peaceful, write a poem with a violent word as the title. If the sounds are loud, write a poem with a kind word as the title.

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It makes me happy to display the work I've done as a way of declaring it finished. I've always felt that art is never truly done until it has been given over to an audience....

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You know that popular definition of insanity, right? "Doing the same things and expecting a different result." Your creativity needs difference and variety of experience in order to be able to make new connections and generate original ideas....

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Whether it is a physical or a mental task, create a playlist to enhance your focus, lift your mood, motivate you to complete your project and even to keep you energized....

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I had never expected that I would get to see so much of Rothko's work in one place in my life. I didn't think it was possible to have an art experience so intimate and important and comprehensive. These paintings mean so much to me, and as I moved from canvas to canvas, room to room, the real wonder of Mark Rothko's work became ever more clear....

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Many artists and creative people share the same traits - intensely passionate, selfish, chaotic and disorganized, moody and emotional - and I'm learning that I'm not as different from that as I might have thought. In some other ways even, I'm finding that I desire a little more of that creative craziness than what I allow myself....

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