Poetry Friday ~ Image Prompt

18 Dec

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all safe and healthy.

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt. Colleen Chesebro from Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Prompt Challenge chose the beautiful watercolor art piece below.

Artwork by Barbara A. Lane (Pixabay)

When I saw this watercolor I immediately thought about dreams. You know, I thought by now someone would have invented a device that could record our dreams. Many of my short stories were inspired by my many bizarre dreams, so it would be a handy tool for me. I hope you enjoy my Etheree.

What are dreams if not our wishes and fears
sheer colors slowly spreading on the
canvas of our dormant minds
forming watercolor shapes
delightful and fearsome
sometimes inspiring
us to jump out
of   bed  and
write, write

Thank you for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and comments. Also, remember you can pre-order The Rise of Gadreel for only 0.99¢!

I wish everyone a merry Christmas Eve and Christmas! Don’t forget to look to the sky on 12/21/20 to see the Christmas Star! The best time to see it is about an hour after your local sunset time. I hope it’s a clear night for all of us.

49 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Image Prompt”

  1. Colleen M. Chesebro December 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

    Sis, this was a fabulous Etheree. What a great way to interpret the image as dream work. Love it! I ordered the Rise of Gadreel! Can’t wait to read it! ❤

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    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

      I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the poem. That means a lot coming from you. Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it, Sis! Thank you so much. ❤ xo

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      • Colleen M. Chesebro December 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

        Always a pleasure to support my fellow authors. I’ve loved your books, Sis. Looking forward to the read. ❤

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    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

      Awww. I appreciate you. ❤

      Liked by 3 people

  2. olganm December 18, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

    Lovely, Vashti. Have a Merry Christmas and take care. ♥

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

      Thank you, Olga! I hope you get everything you wish for this year. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben December 18, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

    The rite of writing… RIGHT!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. John W. Howell December 18, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

    Super poem, Vashti.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Gwen M. Plano December 18, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

    Loved it, Vashti! The imagery and verse are perfectly paired.💗 I’ve ordered the Rise of Gadreel and can’t wait to read it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

      I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. Thank you so much, Gwen!🥰 I hope you enjoy the book.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. D.L. Finn, Author December 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    I love the idea of our dreams being recorded. I’ve written a few of mine down too. Some have made it into stories. One of my dreams actually had credits at the end…lol. Loved your Etheree. They really are “canvas of our dormant minds.” I’m very excited about the Christmas Star this year. Happy Holidays xo

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    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 7:51 pm #

      I love it that one of your dreams had credits.😂 That dream was meant to be a movie! I’m so glad you liked the Etheree. I’m extremely excited about the Christmas Star! This phenomenon happens every twenty years but Jupiter and Saturn haven’t been this close for 800 years!👏😃✨

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  7. Jill Weatherholt December 18, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

    Beautiful poem, Vashti. Merry Christmas! I can’t wait to see the Christmas star.

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    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 7:52 pm #

      Thank you, Jill❣️I can’t wait either. Hopefully, it’ll be a clear night.

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  8. memadtwo December 18, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

    That would be a good machine! I can never decipher my scribbles in the morning. (K)

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q December 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

      😂 Some of my dreams are so bizarre that I don’t understand what I wrote in the morning. That would be an awesome machine!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. DeeTheory December 18, 2020 at 11:24 pm #

    Same to you. Thanks for the heads up

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Annika Perry December 19, 2020 at 4:42 am #

    Vashti, I love your etheree and it feels almost breathless as you reach the final two lines! Such raw energy and yearning to commit those dreams to paper! Dreams are beguiling and inspiring… but I’m not convinced about a machine to record mine! 😀😀 Too frightening and obscure I reckon I’d break it! 😀

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    • Vashti Q December 19, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

      Ha, ha! I never thought the extreme weirdness of my dreams might break the device! I’m thrilled that you loved the etheree. Enjoy your weekend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  11. harmonykentonline December 19, 2020 at 6:56 am #

    So beautiful and evocative. I love this, Vashti 🙂

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    • Vashti Q December 19, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

      I’m ecstatic that you enjoyed the post, Harmony. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  12. coldhandboyack December 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Vashti. Many of my ideas come from dreams, too.

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    • Vashti Q December 19, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

      So we would both benefit from this device. 😉 I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas! 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  13. D. Wallace Peach December 19, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

    A wonderful etheree, Vashti. It feels so smooth and effortless. Loved it. Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q December 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

      Hi, Diana! Thank you very much. I hope this Christmas you get everything you wish for. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Miriam Hurdle December 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

    This is lovely, Vashti 💞. I also have the most bizarre dreams with boys yand pieces of the past and present, mixed with unrelated or movie scenes. ❤️

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    • Vashti Q December 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

      Your dreams sound like a lot of fun, Miriam! 😉 Ha, ha. Thank you, my friend! ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle December 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

        Yes, they are, Vashti! My dream last night happened in my childhood neighborhood with clear sense of the streets, but people in it were my current contacts!! Thank you for sharing about yours! 🙂 ❤

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  15. Jan Sikes December 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

    I absolutely love the etheree, Vashti! You are so right. If there was a way to record dreams, we’d never run out of stories to write.

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    • Vashti Q December 20, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      That’s right, Jan! You got it! I’m happy you loved the etheree. Thank you. ❤


  16. judeitakali December 20, 2020 at 3:23 am #

    This is so beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  17. markbierman December 20, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

    I think your poetry has painted a wonderful picture of your dreams, Vashti. I wish you all the best with your new book! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your friend in the Great White North. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q December 21, 2020 at 9:59 pm #

      Thank you for all the awesome wishes, Mark! Stay warm and healthy! 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  18. yvettemcalleiro December 20, 2020 at 10:08 pm #

    Great poem, Vashti! The person who creates that device will become an instant millionaire. Lol! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. robbiesinspiration December 22, 2020 at 10:56 am #

    A beautiful poem, Vashti. You are lucky to have such vivid dreams.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q December 22, 2020 at 11:16 am #

      I’m happy you liked the poem, Robbie. Thank you. 🙂 Sometimes . . . sometimes I’m lucky to have such vivid dreams. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Avishi😊 December 24, 2020 at 2:54 am #

    Amazing idea for poetry prompts and indeed a beautiful poem🙂.

    Liked by 2 people



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