Thursday, September 13, 2018

a note to myself



of what good this is, if you don't take chances
put yourself out there- you are more than 
quintessential frame, your quirky quotes
resound the room with your sass and humor
splash your face with autumn's vibrant hues-
this day, you step away from shadows








Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Alphabet Sestet, hosted by Lillian Hallberg.  This poetry form is a sestet, 6 lines, whereby the first letter of each line, follows a sequence of an alphabet.  Any alphabetical sequence may be used: writer’s choice! Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm.  Thanks for the visit.


27 comments:

  1. Smile--love this form.For me it leads to full blown stream of consciousness . It should be fun out in the trail today!

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  2. Lovin' this one and such a great illustration with it. Well, here in Provincetown I'm splashing my face with some salt water right from the ocean off our deck....but once home in two weeks, I'll enjoy those autumnal hues. For now, just give me more sunshine please! :)

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  3. Yes, this is awesome! I'm working today on visibility and authenticity so this one speaks right to my heart!

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  4. This is wonderful...love how both you and lillian have given me great advice of living...

    and splashing yourself with color... how great is that.

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  5. I do like this, especially that last line.

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  6. Love that ending! And you wouldn't necessarily notice the alphabetic thing unless you were forewarned - flows really well.

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  7. Nice last line and this one: "splash your face with autumn's vibrant hues-"

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  8. I love this encouraging call to action. Quite edifying :)

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  9. Wow, rock it. I love that bold last line. (Cool photo.)

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  10. Have to step out and see what life's about

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  11. Love...yes risk brings that greatest rewards. Love 'splash your face with autumn's vibrant hues' wake up and live...nicely penned.

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  12. I like this. THIS day I step away from shadows. You go girl!

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  13. "Step away from shadows" … what a lovely mantra. Good to remember!

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  14. Love this! The self-encouragement we can all use as a mantra, especially when dealing in the arts and putting ourselves out there. (Yes, it hit home for me. :) )

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  15. putting ourselves out there can be so scary but I learnt that good things can come out of it and finding good people too - i like the positive affirmation from your poem

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  16. Love your poem to yourself. Put yourself out there!

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  17. I've only just got around to reading but can already see the versatility and potential of this form, Grace. I like what you did with the letter Q and the line:
    'splash your face with autumn's vibrant hues'.

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  18. splash your face with autumn's vibrant hues-
    this day, you step away from shadows

    Decide and you are on! That's right Grace. One must be decisive!

    Hank

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  19. I really enjoyed this. I felt like it was about being a risk taker and challenging ourselves. Also loved the photo. Have a great weekend!

    Elsie

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  20. I enjoyed this pep talk from the strong first line to the end. Janice

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  21. Honest, positive self talk. I love it...and the image you chose is perfect.

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  22. I love, "splash your face with Autumn's vibrant hues"

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  23. I really like this--especially this line: "splash your face with autumn's vibrant hues-"

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  24. This is the line that resonated with me most, "resound the room with your sass and humor" Grab the moment and fly with it.
    I'm inspired.

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  25. Good to step away from the shadows. Lovely lines.

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