Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bubbling In Spaces


Artist Ken Waterstreet

Sparkling prismatic puffs
Breathe out and make magic
No logic just
Reflections, rainbows
And a grin
Blown into existence
Holding space
Like dancing leap
And then
Pop!
Dissolving into
Nothing

This poem is for Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com who asked us to write a poem about logic, there is no logic to how blowing bubbles appeals to any age--it's magic! And Poets United who asked for a poem about patterns. poetryblogspot.blogspot.com Bubbles create wonderful patterns.  This is a painting by a friend of mine--he was also my high school art teacher.  His paintings are amazing, lush and wonderful.  Check him out at  http://www.sdgallery.com/catalogs/waterstreet/2006/index.htm


28 comments:

  1. Sara, really that is a nice painting done by your friend/high school art teacher. I like 'sparkling prismatic puffs." I also can picture reflections POPPING and then dissolving into nothing. No logic...but beautiful patterns while they last.

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    1. Hi Mary!! Thank you, I thought about it later, that I could have made this more meaningful--tied it back to fragility of life or something, but not much time to ponder lately. :-) Bubbles have always been one of my favorite things :-)

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  2. I like the idea that what makes them officially exist, valid, is there own enjoyment. It doesn`t matter if you leave nothing behind ~ you exist to yourself...and that's all you need.

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    1. Hi Sarah! Welcome :-) And I love your take on this, it is so interesting how many different ways words feel, are read. You caught my meaning, fun for fun's sake :-)

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  3. smiles...very cool...love the found art as well...the bubble imagery makes for a fine metaphor as well for the mind to play with....i like what marry said, beautiful patterns while they last...

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    1. Hi Brian!! So glad you enjoyed the art, he is a very talented artist. Bubbles are lots of fun. He dropped food coloring into them to give them even more rainbows. :-)

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  4. Breathe out and make magic - Love this it captures the beautiful patterns. Well done

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    1. Hi Alan! Welcome :-) That was one of my favorite lines too, thank you!

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  5. Love this description of abstract art. Fantastic! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel!! Thank you so much :-)

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  6. Love your language, the lilty rhythm throughout, Sara... and I agree, bubbles are magical. That's a cool painting as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Laurie!! Glad you share in my delight in bubbles, and the painting too. Thank you! :-)

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  7. Love this ... my father used to sing me to sleep singing 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' .. wonderful magical memories!!

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    1. Hi Helen!! That is so sweet, you always have such wonderful things to say--thank you so much for sharing those happy memories-big smiles :-)

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  8. You have indeed gone to bubbly! Excellent response to the prompts!

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    1. Hi Peggy!! Thank you so much :-)

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  9. Sara, you are lucky to have had him for a teacher. Loved the way this fit both prompts - it's almost antilogic to me, too, because those small miracles, those everyday moments, are wonderful blessings and always inspiration for a good scribble. Thanks so much for stopping by mine, and sorry I've not been around lately, more grey...

    Love, and GREAT job on this, it really picked me up! Amy

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    1. Hi Amy!! I'm always happy to see you here and thrilled to have your words in my inbox. Hope that the grey is fading. And you're right, I was striving for some antilogic. I loved Spock in Star Trek, but in real life, logic is not where I live...:-) Thank you for your wonderful words--Love back atcha

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  10. Breath magic in, we all need to do that daily. I love bubbles. I have a painting of then so maybe sometime that will fit with a poetry jam prompt Really nice poem!!

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    1. Hi Rae!! Welcome :-) looking forward to seeing your art, and Thank you!

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  11. very cool capture of the artwork sara...as much energy as in the painting itself..and when i'm looking deeper, i see a flower field..

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    1. Hi Claudia!! You always look deeper--that is great! Thank you for those comments :-)

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  12. Bubbles are fun, pure and simple. You captured that well here Sara. :-)

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    1. Hi Jennifer!! Thank you, that was my intent--simple is wonderful especially when it goes Pop!

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  13. LOVE "a grin blown into existence." :) YES.

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    1. Hi De!! Thank you, that line made me happy too, so glad to share a smile with you :-)

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  14. I love how this poem sounds when read aloud.

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    1. Hi Mad!! That makes me so happy that you read this aloud, thank you :-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!