Archive for November, 2012

365 Creativity Project-Day 326

Journal entry:

Journal 11-30-20120001

The following poem answers the prompt at Poetic Asides. If you need a prod to get your imagination working visit that site.

Galaxies Revolve

The stars spread above
In the awesome Milky Way
Lighting up the night
In its infinite beauty
Impressing each one of us.

God the Creator
Placed each star in its orbit
Like a spill of milk
Stretching across the blackness
Of the night’s deep velvet veil.

We are each much like
Those random stars set within
Myriad galaxies
Shining out creatively
In radiant multitudes.

The milk of human
Kindness oozes out of us
Spreading wide over
The universe of people who
Inhabit our earthly realm.

We are such bright stars
Set in the grand firmament
Shining Milky Way
Spreading our brightness throughout
Humanity’s darkest night.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, November 30, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I woke up to the alarm this morning.
2.   The groomer, Audrey, came and groomed our dogs.
3.   I was able to get some medication called in without another visit to the doctor.
4.   I finished reading Generosity by Richard Powers.
5.   I have plenty of cards that I can send.

I hope you had an enjoyable Friday. My day was very busy. I found time to do something creative, so should you. Share your imagination with the world.

As a prompt, use the words: deeply, outlet, message, suggested, assured, spread, infinite, impressing, orbit, velvet, random, multitudes, oozes; in a poem, story, or journal entry. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I am experimenting with fonts again this evening. This happens to be one of my favorites. If you like it let me know. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you found your time here enjoyable. If so, you might want to follow Chronicles so you receive daily updates. I love your input, so please feel free to leave a comment.

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Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 325

Journal entry:

Journal 11-29-20120001

The following poem is in answer to the prompt on Poetic Asides. You might travel over to that site if you need inspiration.

Created For Greatness

Today and every
Day I rise with greater hope,
Anticipation,
Because I believe my life
Has an intrinsic meaning.

The Lord blesses me
Far more than I imagine
With gifts beyond my
Greatest need and I am born
Into heaven’s family.

My experience
Although sometime troubled here
Is definitely
Worth celebrating with joy
Because happiness abounds.

I may have little,
But I have been given quite
Enough to fulfill
And satisfy the basic
Necessities of my life.

Born to taste glory
I live anticipating
The coming of Christ
Who will instantly change me
To fit in eternity.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, November 29, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I have not coughed quite so much today.
2.   I can see the colors of the world around me.
3.   I can read and learn new things.
4.   I can discover answers to my questions easily online and by phone.
5.   Windows Live Writer allows me to alter the look of my blog beyond what is available through the WordPress editor.

I hope you have had a wonderful Thursday. Mine has been very low key. Now I suggest you use your imagination and creativity to do something great. You can share your gifts and talents with the world if you will attempt it. There are so many who are only waiting to see what you make.

As a prompt, write about how fonts have influenced your life. Maybe you have thought little about it, but take a few moments to write about the text all around you. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am open to your thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, so please leave a comment. If you enjoyed your visit to Chronicles, you might want to follow the blog.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 324

Journal entry:

Journal 11-28-20120001

Today, I did not feel comfortable with the prompt at Poetic Asides, so I went instead to The Sunday Whirl. I know it is a bit late to use that prompt, but I hope I will be forgiven my tardiness. The words in italics are from the wordle. Visit either of these sites for a dose of inspiration.

Miscreant

The scent of silence
Held sway at the disturbed end
Of her sentences,
The audience fell stark still
At sight of her in a heap.

She skimmed the pages
Of her unscripted life for
Some fleck of meaning
But it all seemed a load of
Unmitigated trouble.

Did no balm exist
For the soul of an exile
Lost within a world
Holding no place for one who
Was so very different.

Perhaps walking on
Stage with these sycophants who
Mindlessly follow
The trends of society
Was completely a mistake.

She belatedly
Remembers you cannot choose
Where you enter life,
But you have total control
Of how you choose to live it.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I am free to rest and recuperate.
2.   I have plenty of books to entertain me.
3.   We have food on hand so I do not have to go shopping.
4.   We have electricity to keep us comfortable.
5.   We have clean running water.

Wednesday is midweek, I hope yours was pleasant. I want you to use your great imagination to create something wonderful. Share your talent with the world.

As a prompt, write about snow. Maybe you live where it happens often, maybe you rarely see it, either way, write about it in a poem, story, or journal entry. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to read my blog. Perhaps you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, if so please leave a comment. If you would like to receive daily updates, follow Chronicles.

Always,
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365 Creativity Project-Day 323

Journal entry:

Journal 11-27-20120001

My poem today answers the prompts at Poetic Asides. I hope you will visit that site for inspiration.

Shooting Stars

There is light and dark
In everyone, but some are
More to an extreme
Being who we deem heroes
And villains, the best or worst.

We aspire to be
Heroes to our friends and kin,
But it is so rare
We achieve those lofty heights
In their true estimation.

Villains, we do not
Want to be cast as at all,
But sometimes we play
The role without intention
And no way can avoid it.

We best perhaps can
Only hope our lives are bright
Less left in shadow,
Living life courageously,
Whether heroes or villains.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   Penny is doing well.
2.   Mom is feeling somewhat better.
3.   I have an internet connection here at home.
4.   There are wonderful programs I can use on my computer.
5.   I have a computer, which opens up the world of creativity to me.

Tuesday passes by and I hope you enjoyed it. I tried to take it easy today and recuperate. I devoted some time to my creativity and I urge you to do the same. I know it is not always easy to engage the imagination, but if I can do it, so can you.

As a prompt, write about an impossible dream. Maybe you have one, maybe you have conquered one, if so write about it. You have nothing to lose by putting your words into permanent form, and perhaps much to gain. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading my blog. I would love your input, so please leave a comment. It is easy to follow Chronicles, and then you can get daily updates.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 322

Journal entry:

Journal 11-26-20120001

Today’s poem answers the prompt at Poetic Asides. If you need something to get you writing, visit that site.

Books

There are shelves crammed full,
Leaning stacks threatening to
Topple over here,
There must be thousands of them,
Still I want to acquire more.

Reading is a love
Of mine easily fulfilled,
But there is little
Reason to collect all these,
It seems such an obsession.

The library used
To be my favorite place,
I carted thousands
Back and forth, but decided
I should try reading my own.

Now I search among
The many volumes living
Here to find the one
Suitable to fit my mood
Cracking open the covers.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, November 26, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I was able to get an appointment today.
2.   I took a book, so I was not bored while waiting.
3.   I put my contacts back in.
4.   Doctor Desai decided I needed a shot to get better.
5.   I was able to get eight books for $25.00.

I hope your Monday was a nice day. I am very grateful that I was able to get medical attention since I was growing sicker. Take time to create something before you complete your day. It will add a rich finishing touch to your accomplishments.

As a prompt, write about your relationship to books. I know most people who write are consumed by books, so are you? If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I would love it if you left your thoughts, suggestions, or criticism in the comments. If you enjoyed your visit here, please consider following Chronicles.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 321

Journal entry:

Journal 11-25-20120001

Today’s challenge on Poetic Asides was to write a poem that was opposite to another written this month. At first this presented a problem, because I could think of no opposites, then I thought of the gathering prompt and came up with separate… Hence the following poem.

Separate Ways

Let us separate
Going our own directions
Because we do need
To reach beyond each other
Becoming independent.

We can live alone,
Apart from society,
Intentionally
Isolated from others,
But that would be unhealthy.

Being together
Is no doubt quite wonderful,
But we need to craft
Our space in the universe
Distinct from one another.

We become detached
Uninvolved in the lives of
Our fellows who move
In circles separate to
Our simple revolutions.

We need some distance
To develop as single
Individuals,
Autonomous people, who
Can function well on our own.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, November 25, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I did not really miss my contacts today.
2.   There were enough leftovers for supper.
3.   I did not have to cook.
4.   Alex still talks to me at times.
5.   We had Mucinex on hand.

I hope you have enjoyed a relaxing Sunday. Mine has been blessedly peaceful. Now I want to challenge you to do something that engages your creativity. Use the brilliant imagination God gifted you with to create a poem, story, journal entry, photograph, painting, or anything else that moves you. Don’t just sit there making excuses, get yourself busy.

As a prompt, write a poem, story, or journal entry using the concept of separation. If you are a visual artist, illustrate separation. I have a feeling this will not be difficult. So much is separate about our lives. Leave a link to your work in the comments below if you use this prompt.

Thank you for visiting my blog. It is an honor and privilege to have you spend time here. Should you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, please leave me a comment. If you enjoyed what you experienced, you might want to follow Chronicles.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 320

Today I wrote two poems in answer to the prompt at Poetic Asides. You might like to visit that site for a bit of inspiration. The second poem comes first…

Journal 11-24-20120001

The Truth About Computers

I have often heard
The machines called so evil
By those who do not
Spend any time using them,
But I think they little know.

Computers are tools
Made to help communicate
With others with ease,
Automate mathematical
Processes, and parse data.

These wonderful tools
Open the world from a desk
So that strangers can
Connect and share varied lives
Without traveling from home.

Because computers
Exist we can shop from home,
Share our opinions
With people in other parts
Of the country or wide world.

Computers are great
When used to reach out beyond
The boundaries of
Space and time bringing us all
Even closer together.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, November 24, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   Birds sing.
2.   Dogs bark.
3.   Cats meow.
4.   Horses neigh.
5.   Cows moo.

I hope your Saturday has been pleasant. I relaxed and enjoyed my day. Now I urge you to get busy and create something wonderful to share with the world. Creation is not hard if you make an effort.

As a prompt, write about a technology that has a significant influence in your life. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thanks for taking time to read my blog. If you enjoyed your visit, you might like to follow Chronicles. I would love your input, so please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 319

Journal entry:

Journal 11-23-20120001

I wrote the following poem in answer to the prompt at Poetic Asides. I hope you will visit that site for inspiration.

Profound Affection

My love is deep, deep
As outer space is wide, deep
As the blue ocean,
Deep enough for you to sink
Into almost forever.

I hold you inside
The heart of me, so tightly,
I will never let
You go because you do mean
The whole wide world to me now.

We are family
Our bonds are very deep and
Tight altogether,
No one can break us apart
Because we love each other.

I never forget
How dear you remain to me,
I am reminded
How precious are the ties of
Our generations of blood.

Deep is the meaning
Of our lives joined together
And deep is the love
We continue sharing with
One another every day.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, November 23, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   Today was a relaxing and quiet day.
2.   My dog, Hope, is a comfort to me.
3.   Jeremy and Christy brought enough food for our supper.
4.   I am able to write with some skill.
5.   I had outstanding teachers who helped me learn.

I hope you had a rewarding Friday. Spend a bit of your time now working creatively. You can accomplish much if you simply apply yourself to making an effort. The world awaits your greatness.

As a prompt, write about someone or something that means a great deal to you. You might write about how that person or thing influences your life. Just take time to write with conviction. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share with me in the comments. You may want to follow Chronicles if you enjoyed your visit here.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 318

Journal entry:

Journal 11-22-20120001

Today’s poem was prompted by Poetic Asides. If you need inspiration go to that site.

Almost Heaven

Together with you,
I have paradise in hand,
Living happiness
Without any real regrets,
Given all the very best.

The stars and planets
Make endless revolutions,
But we are only
Passing sudden like the wind
God sets quickly in motion.

We are travelers
Befriending one another,
Keeping company
As we make our way through life,
Enjoying the paradise.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, November 22, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   My alarm finally made it into my sleep deep enough to wake me this morning.
2.   Mom decided to go to Jeremy’s for Thanksgiving dinner.
3.   I was able to see Laura for a few minutes.
4.   There is peace within our borders.
5.   I did not have to cook today.

I hope your Thanksgiving Day was wonderful as was mine. Take a few moments to do something creative now. It is a great day to use your imagination and creativity.

As a prompt, write about what Thanksgiving means to you. I know you must have the makings of a poem, story, or journal entry within you. Share your thoughts with the world. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for taking time out of your special day to visit my blog. I hope you will share your suggestions, thoughts, or criticism with me in the comments. Maybe you would like to follow Chronicles to receive daily updates in your inbox.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 317

Journal entry:

Journal 11-21-20120001

My poem answers the prompt at Poetic Asides. This one was quite the challenge and you should make an effort to do it, so visit that site.

The Song Goes On

You’re the reason I’m
Left in the dark with no clue
As to why you’re gone,
I thought I lit the fuse on
The inside of your cold heart.

You were the light which
Shone ever so bright within
My life’s close borders,
But I will bring the harvest
Into the sunshine again.

My love takes free flight
Rising above all regret,
I will not ever
Let the disappointment bring
Me down into depression.

I am moving so
Much further than I believed
Possible because
I have gone beyond my fear
That being alone would hurt.

So you’re the reason
I have grown in happiness
Because by leaving
You opened me up to life
Above imagination.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   My nerves are better today.
2.   I thought of a special recipe I can make.
3.   Jeremy called and said things were going start a bit later than originally planned tomorrow.
4.   Laura called this evening.
5.   I had a glass of eggnog.

I hope your Wednesday was productive and enjoyable. It was a rather quiet day for me. If you have not exercised your imagination already, I urge you to do that now. You have so much creative energy to share with the world.

As a prompt, write about how you feel about time’s passage. Maybe you could write a poem, story, or journal entry that explains your response. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will share your thoughts, suggestions, or criticism with me in the comments. If you enjoyed what you found here, please consider following Chronicles.

Always,
Jo Ann

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