Not Writing a Book in My Head -day 30

This is last Writing prompt for 2014 National Poetry Month. I thought this posted yesterday but stayed in draft it seems. The prompt is a beginning collage piece with handwritten Love in Kanji. The page is in a small handmade journal and will feature unique collages throughout.

During this month, I have offered little direction or additional promoting. My purpose in doing this is not to direct your thoughts into what the prompt reminded me of. What your thoughts are is where you need to start. In the next few weeks I will share completed works and offer additional insight into capturing your fleeting thoughts.

When I began working on the morning write today I thought of the many forms love assumes. From passionate fire to mutual admiration to agape the word love conjures many dreams. As I progressed I received news that my best friend for over40 years

Writable About - Love in Palimpsest

Writable About – Love in Palimpsest

imagehas the big A word. Alzheimer’s. A death sentence of becoming encased in an ever darkening tomb where no light .  I feel my job is to stand watch and to keep throwing logs on the fire in a futile attempt to keep the light source from becoming cold ash. I want a white heat flame. I want an endless supply of hardwood.  My wants  I find myself focused on how this affects me. I will regroup later today. For now, I wallow in self pity. Not the place I want to be when I think of love. And that was the topic.  Love. The many faces of multi-faceted love.   Write.


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About Taylor Collins

Taylor writes in fragments - journals incessantly – the sea a recurring theme. She blogs and works on three writing projects at the moment. She was selected to read a twitter poem, written during National Poetry month, for the “Tell Me More” NPR program in 2011. A day diary was selected for publication in Water Cooler Diaries published in 2008 (De Capo Press). She recently completed a small chapbook, a 12-part poem entitled Flame. Taylor receives “real” rejection letters now – a sure sign her work is being read. She paints and writes in her studio/gallery -- Parke Green Galleries located on the site where the US Constitution was first ratified. She spends time thinking when deep thoughts surface. Taylor leads a rather dry life on the ocean she's tossed about on. Be sure to visit her if you're ever in the state that started our nation. Cheers!

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