365 Creativity Project-Day 163

Journal entry:

Journal 6-20-20120001

My poem today is in answer to the prompt at Poetic Asides. I think I may have taken it in a totally different direction than was intended, but I went where the words led me. If you need inspiration, please visit that site, and see where the prompt leads you.

Straight Line, Right Angle

My life is not one
Straight line engraved across time;
It wobbles and curves
Shifting with necessity
Between each destination.

My days lead me forth
From person to person on
Interesting paths;
Painting my story in bright
Colors that bloom before me.

Incidents happen
That cast me about without
Care for my being;
Like a boat caught in a storm
Which tests determination.

The days are crafted
With exquisite pieces drawn
From many places;
Abounding in such phrases
As answer many questions.

My life is not made
Of one straight line, but wanders
Like a pencil held
In the hand of an artist;
Drawing beauty from nothing.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, June 20, 2012






I am grateful:

1.   There is a trace of God’s great creativity in all of us.
2.   The call to write has been present throughout my life.
3.   Some believe my writing inspirational.
4.   Talent can be nurtured into greatness.
5.   I am capable of learning and growing in skill.

Wednesday has come again, I hope it has found you well. If you have not already created something, do it now. The moment will escape you if you fail to capture it some way.

My prompt for you today is to write about your process of writing: The what, when, how, why, and where of your writing. Approach it any way that ignites your imagination. I think you will find an endless supply of words on the subject. If you use this prompt leave a link to your work in the comments so I and others can read what you created.

I love comments, they help me know what I am doing right and where I need improvement. Please leave yours below.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by kevincameronartist on June 20, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    This is all so inspiring. I like what you wrote in the journal and the poem. Nice pictures too. I like the idea of “committing” to the work. Nice line about “march words across the page”. ( It was all good too)Thank you!

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 20, 2012 - 5:00 pm

      Kevin, thank you. I try to inspire, and it is good to know it is working. I am so glad you liked the journal, poem, and photographs. I try to stress that to accomplish anything of worth one must commit to the work. I guess the “march words across the page” comes from the idea of how we organize our lines. I am happy that you enjoyed it all.

      Thank you so much for visiting the blog and leaving a comment.

  2. #3 by Veronica Roth on June 20, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    Jo Ann, I love your take on the straight line prompt. You and Claudsy have such a wonderful imagination! And that photo of the little ant…brilliant. Think I might have to give the prompt a try because I have geometry in my head now. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 20, 2012 - 10:06 pm

      Thank you Veronica. I went in a bit of a different direction. I had that ant pose on purpose… just kidding. The prompt is an interesting one. You should do it if you think you would enjoy it.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Please come again.

  3. #5 by startingthedialogue on June 21, 2012 - 10:30 pm

    Keep writing Jo Ann. It is delightful to find your posts in my inbox every evening!

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 21, 2012 - 10:37 pm

      Laura, thanks so much. I appreciate you following along. I look forward to your comments…

  4. #7 by Kiril Kundurazieff on June 22, 2012 - 12:33 am

    A wonderful post, very thought provoking.

    It inspired me to write a response to your prompt…..

    PYTW 38: Write About the Process of Writing


    • #8 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 22, 2012 - 1:41 am

      Kiril, I followed your links and I am impressed. Thank you for sharing your talent and your journey.

      Thank you for reading my blog… Hope I continue to inspire.

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