365 Creativity Project-Day 169

Journal entry:

Journal 6-26-20120001

I used the prompt at Carry On Tuesday to formulate this poem. It wanders a bit, but I hope you will enjoy it. Please visit that site and see what images the prompt evokes in you.

Dashed Dreams, Reimagined

Graceful, beautiful,
Fleet like intervening days
That took the roses
Decorating tender cheeks;
Coloring them ever pale.

The airy fables
Of the world waiting beyond,
Believed good, humane,
Remembered impractical
Hopes dashed by reality.

Outgrown adornments
Impossible to reclaim,
The time moved along
Once leaving disappointment
That sleeps deep within the soul.

Daily new risen
With best of good intentions
To accomplish much,
Although the dreams of childhood
Are beyond the reach of most.

Left behind in dust
The faded aspirations
Come ever undone,
Replaced by strenuous work
Using creativity.

Living examples
Of limitless loving truth
Scattered through good days
When nothing can be withheld
From the race toward triumph.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, June 26, 2012





I am grateful:

1.   I have collected much music over the years.
2.   I am informed by the writing of so many great authors.
3.   Art lives beyond its creator.
4.   Human beings express beauty.
5.   Books give up their secrets over and over.

I hope you have accomplished all you set out to do this Tuesday. Now that you have a few moments leisure, I encourage you to create something. There is no limit to what your imagination can create if you will devote yourself to manifesting it in your present.

My prompt for you today is to write about the impact you want to have on others. What do you wish your creative legacy to be? Are you taking actions to realize your goals? If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments here, so I and others may visit your creation.

I would love to read what you think of today’s entry. Please leave a comment below.

Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by startingthedialogue on June 27, 2012 - 11:27 am

    Hi Jo Ann,
    Loved the poem and even though it wandered it came together eventually and got the message across. The photos are stunning.

    A question? Do you write to a particular audience or niche? Obviously, my work is very structured for a certain niche. I just wondered what your thoughts were on the subject.

    Take care.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm

      Laura, I am glad you liked the poem and photos. I’ve missed you the last little while. Hope all is well with you.

      I really write only hoping to inspire creativity in others. I wish I had a wider reach, because I feel the message that all of us are creative is something that can benefit everyone, but I can only hope.

  2. #3 by keiths ramblings on June 27, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    A truly delightful meander. Thanks for taking part in Carry On Tuesday and for visiting my blog.

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 27, 2012 - 6:29 pm

      Keith, thank you so much for reading. Your prompts are so inspiring. Your blog is delightful as well.

      Please come visit again.

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