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Monday, September 26, 2011

Platform-Builders Campaigner Challenge #2

Rachael Harries 2nd challenge. http://rachaelharrie.blogspot.com/

The Challenge is:
Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should:
  • include the word "imago" in the title
  • include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity,"
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post.
For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY!
NOTE: I could not find the word 'oscitate' in the Webster's Unabrided Dictionary or through Google.
I assume it's a verb form of oscitant, meaning yawning, drowsy, lazy.

This is my entry (#117 on the list) http://rachaelharrie.blogspot.com/



Imago: A Prose Poem On “The Apparition (Self-Portrait with Muse),” A Painting by Marc Chagall
           
What I see in the mirror is the truth of what I am: a fractured soul in love with shape, form, and color. The three qualities collide within my mind, creating a miasma of reality. Soft blues and gray-white blend in with my muse and oscitate above me in the lacuna of space-time. Within the disarray of flat space and broken time emerges a harmonious synchronicity--a portrait of myself that is beautiful in a way that cannot be explained.

19 comments:

F.E. Sewell said...

"Within the disarray of flat space and broken time emerges a harmonious synchronicity--a portrait of myself that is beautiful in a way that cannot be explained."

Brilliant line.

The funny thing is that Chagall's painting (and your entry) resonate with writers and artists alike.

You did a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the painting in your poem.

Jess said...

I really love prose poetry and this is a wonderful example of it :) Great job! I'm a new follower by the way!

(I'm entry #113)

Jen said...

This is a beautiful piece of writing. I love the ending: "A portrait of myself that is beautiful in a way that cannot be explained." So evocative!

Mine is #3.

Julie Farrar said...

The perspective you took was unique. I like that you found a "synchronicity" between two art forms -- words and painting.

bridgetstraub.com said...

Wow, you really made those words blend. Nice job. Mine is #29

Ann Best said...

I've never been good with these kinds of challenges. It's enough of a challenge for me to try to write my friend's memoir. I just left a comment on your FB page to thank you for your positive comment this morning on my blog in response to the excerpt I posted.

Cheers to you, too!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Sheri L. Swift said...

Very nicely done poetry! ; )

David Powers King said...

This has to be the shortest entry I've read yet, and you still managed to get those words in there in an effective way. Genius, I say.

Great job, Richard! :)

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

What a wonderful word painting, and the words were used in an unobtrusive way, creating an image that echoes afterwards. Lovely job!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

By the way, you are entry #117, not #118. :-)

Pk Hrezo said...

THat was lovely, Richard. I love the idea of seeing beauty from your own portrait. Off to vote for you now..... :)

Clarissa Draper said...

What a way to use all the words. Great poem.

Ciara said...

Wow, you have some amazing lines in here. Great job with the challenge. I'm a new follower from the campaign and #127 for this challenge.

Joelle said...

Beautiful. Read it a few times.

Joanna said...

crisp, succinct, poignant - lovely poem and love your inspiration.

Tanya Reimer said...

Awesome job!

raelynbarclay said...

Great job with the challenge! You worked those words in seamlessly.

Holly Vance said...

Lovely. Very visual.

Karen deBlieck said...

Your piece is beautifully done. Short but every word counts to make a wonderful picture.

#189