IMAGINATIONS ARE WONDERFUL TOOLS
Where does our imagination come from? I wonder if we were in God’s imagination before creation? I think God must have a great imagination to have created such a wonderful world filled with so many beautiful things.
Such varieties of plants and animals, the sky and seas, the sun, moon and stars… Just think, no two snowflakes are alike! There are all kinds of creatures with so many different markings, colorings, shapes and sizes.
God created every single person in His image and we are unique.
I think we show part of that image through our imaginations, which can play a big part in what and how we create. They help us tell stories to encourage others, to bring beauty through words and art, to help us work through difficult situations, or just to entertain and make someone happy. I am a writer, and my imagination helps me come up with word pictures to convey different emotions, thoughts, and ideas. Because we are created in the image of God, who is the great Creator, I believe each of us has the ability to create in at least a small way.
POETRY IS A FORM OF CREATIVITY
I would like to share a poem I first published back in February, 2016, on my former blog. The idea for this “I am…” poem came from a book called Poemcrazy, by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge. I combined it with a thesaurus exercise from a poetry e-course I took in which I chose a word, looked up the synonyms, then wrote down all the ones that jumped out at me.
I chose the word light, and I found so many brilliant words that could be used in place of light. It was a fun challenge to figure out how many I could use in my poem. Can you find them all?
WHO AM I?
I am the colors of the sunset,
ablaze with yellows, blues and pinks
I am a sphere
bouncing through the portals of life
I am a clear voice
full of sparkling diamonds
I am a butterfly with phosphorescent wings
buoyant and gentle
I am the song of the wood thrush
pure and luminous
I am one of many voices
igniting the fire of truth
I am a soft warm sofa
all aglow when children are near
I am a pineapple, pepperoni pizza
balancing flavors of sweet and sour
I am a shiny flute spreading frivolity
through a prism of notes
I am a mountain covered with snow
glaring at the world below
I am a glittering waterfall cascading
down into a frothy river
I am a weeping willow wrapping
her arms around those who are sad
~ gayl wright
This exercise challenged me to think about who I am and what things are meaningful to me. Using my imagination, I tried to incorporate bits of my personality into the stanzas of this poem.
I’m thankful God gave each of us an imagination!
Maybe you could play around with words and thoughts and write one of your own! If you do, I’d love for you to share it in the comments. It can be as long or as short as you like.
I’m linking up with: #CoffeeforYourHeart, #ThreeWordWednesday, #ThoughtProvokingThursday, #ThankfulThursday, #FreshMarketFriday, #LetUsGrow, #LMMLinkup, #TheBookNook, #RaRaLinkup, #SmallWonder, and #TellHisStory.
I’m also linking up with #wholemama where the word prompt is play. Because I love writing poetry, I consider it a form of play for me.
24 thoughts on “Imagination Fuels Creativity”
Gayl – Love your poem! My favorite “I am a soft warm sofa
all aglow when children are near”. Lovely expression of self through light. Blessings!
Thanks, Sandra! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Yes, I have 13 grandchildren and I love to be with them. 🙂 Blessings to you and thanks for visiting!
Hi Gayl, your poem is lovely! You should make it a pinnable card….seriously
I love your front porch space too. What a lovely spot with all of nature in front of you!
Have a splendid weekend.
Thank you so much, Ifeoma! I never thought about making it pinnable.. You give me an idea. 🙂 You have a wonderful weekend, too! Blessings to you!
What a fun exercise, Gayl! Your poem is a beautiful expression of your creativity and your spirit!
Thank you, June, for your encouraging words! I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Blessings to you, sweet June! xo
Beautiful words that speak of God and you. Thanks for sharing with us…with me! May your day be filled to full with the blessings of God.
Thank you, Linda, for your kind words! I’m so glad you visited today. Blessings to you and may your week be lovely!
This poem is beautiful. I love how you string words together.
Thank you so much, Barbie! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Blessings to you!
This is wonderful! We are starting our homeschool activities again next month, and one of our activities is called “Who Am I?” I’m bookmarking this and am going to see if we an incorporate a poem like this. Visiting back from Book Nook!
Thanks so much, Shelly! If you do write some poems I’d love for you to share them if you’d like to. 🙂 Blessings to you!
Gayle I share your love of poetry but love reading it more than writing it. Love the way you gave us all a glimpse into YOU through this poem. You write beautifully! So glad you shared on Fresh Market Friday, and looking forward to more:) Crystal~
Crystal, thank you so much for your encouragement! I do like reading poetry, but probably don’t read as much as I should. I think I’d rather write it. 🙂 Thank you for hosting the Fresh Market Friday linkup. Blessings to you!
Love this form of playing, Gayl! It makes me want to expiriment with poetry too 🙂
Yay! I hope you do experiment with poetry. It’s such fun! 🙂 Blessings to you, dear Erika!
Such beautiful words penned together, Gayl. I too have a favorite wooden table that seems to draw out the creative in me. Thanks for sharing this, love your blog here!
Your neighbor @ #TellHisStory~
Thank you, Meghan! I’m glad you liked the poem. Yes, we enjoy that table when the weather is not too hot. It’s very inspiring to sit outside, and we sometimes eat there, too! I’m so glad you stopped by. Thank you for your encouragement! Blessings to you!
Beautiful poem! I love how our imaginations fuel creativity.
Thank you so much, Tara! Many blessings to you!
Gayl, the language arts teacher in me loves everything about this post. If I were still teaching, I’d steal this idea and share your poem with my students in heartbeat. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words, Lyli! Yes, I really enjoyed doing this. There are so many good ideas in the book Poemcrazy! Thank you for visiting. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much! If you decide to write your own, I’d love to read it. 🙂 Blessings to you!
What a beautiful poem! I especially liked the part about igniting the voice of truth. During the sermon today, our pastor talked about every Christian taking up the “sword of the spirit which is the Word of Truth” from Ephesians 6.
Leslie, I just realized I never replied to you comment. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you like the poem. Many blessings to you!