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.