Sunday, July 11, 2010

160 - Roots of my Poet~tree (for Kat)

nine
months ago,
i never wrote poetry,
until this kat came along,
scratchin' in my creativity,
at just the right time
to plant a
seed
that
grew
into
my
poet
tree.

What can you say in 160 characters? (spaces included) Go see Monkey Man.

It was about nine months ago that a blog friend challenged me to try my hand at poetry, in a comment she left on a post. There in lies the power of your words, as I have since been publish and recently started an online poetry community, One Stop, with several other artists. I guess I owe her quite a debt.
She has just recently released her first book, which I can not wait to read. Congratulations Poetikat and thank you for opening my eyes to poetry.

97 comments:

Mona said...

This reminds me of Ted Hughes creativity poem 'The Thought Fox'.

Only, its a kat here :)

slommler said...

Interesting that it is nine months ago. So you were carrying this within you for all that time!! With Kat's help...you gave "birth"!!
Kudos to her for her book!!
Kudos to you for allowing the birth to happen. Takes courage!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lorraine said...

And my very sincere gratitude to her for you1

Mrsupole said...

Yes, we are thankful that you took kat up on the challenge because we have all benefited from it. But I also think that it has unleashed a side to you that was always there, but you were just afraid to let it out, and for that we are very grateful to both you and kat. She for pushing that final button, and you for opening it up. Although I do kinda think that T has benefited from this more then anyone.

God bless.

Poetikat said...

Oh, I love the concrete form! How cool is that? Excellent!

Thanks so much for the boost. I knew there was a poet inside you and I'm glad I could draw it out.

Kat

Mr. Stupid said...

That's so great. I'll drop by her blog now.

Claudia said...

So we owe her a lot Mr. Masterpainter and emotion-capturer and nuance-feeler and tell a lot with few words master and....

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Sometimes we just need a little push to do what is already there....

Devika said...

thats so nice...never knew you were new to poetry :)

wishes,
devika

Me said...

Wow, you've only been doing this 9 months? I bet your soul has been writing poems for much, much longer...you seem born to it.

I don't always comment, but I always read. You are very talented, and yours is one of my favourite blogs.
-C

Dulce said...

Well Kat must be really honored she helped create such an awesome poet. The seeds were there. it was just having the courage to water them, thus give it a try... and succeed!

Just Be Real said...

I love how your words make a tree. My goodness Brian, you have such a gift for writing. Blessings to you dear one.

Bonnie said...

Wow Brian - only nine months?!! That's amazing. I think a wonderful life with words will always be yours. Those of us who now benefit owe Kat a lot!!

Love your words shaped like a tree.

Birdie said...

thank you to Kat and to you for sharing, you sure have got such a talent and it would be 'criminal' not to share it with the world :-)) I love the tree you made with the words as well :-)

5thsister said...

I, for one, have so enjoyed my climb into the branches and eating the fruit of your "Poet Tree". I had no idea you've only been doing this for 9 months. I believe you have a book in you as well.

Wings said...

Awesome, sir.

Tom said...

love reading her stuff.
and yours aint bad either...
keep up the good work

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

awesome!

Tabor said...

Well, you certainly are successful at whatever you seem to try!

Cheryl said...

Wow! I can't believe this has come about in 9 months. Do you feel like you've given birth?

Candie Bracci said...

This is so cool!:)

gayle said...

I would have never guessed that you have only been writing poetry for 9 months!!

CatLadyLarew said...

Hooray for Kat for helping you release the poet within!

Daniel said...

And we are all grateful as well! Now if I could only get people to listen to my suggestions ...

Vicki Lane said...

How wonderful! I think that blogging has released a lot of inner writers and poets.

dustus said...

Cool poem, Brian. Looking forward to more poetry posts and great writing from you at One Stop.

Also, Kudos to Kat for challenging you!

buffalodick said...

Neat layout!

Eva Gallant said...

Love your poet tree! And congrats on being published!

Jannie Funster said...

I CANNOT believe you have not been writing poetry for years and years.

Bravo!

And that tree shape with accompanying words is about as brilliant as it gets!


xo

Pete Marshall said...

and from acorns grow oaks..a great 160...Pete

Mama Zen said...

You just started nine months ago? Damn, Brian!

TechnoBabe said...

You are a born writer. Short stories and poetry roll off your pen.

PattiKen said...

The fruit of your poetry tree is delicious indeed, Brian. Kudos to Kat for her book, and for watering your talent that it should bloom so beautifully for all of us to enjoy.

Tina said...

Wow, and here I thought you'd always been a poet! Loved the tree, and the tribute to Kat. Keep it coming, Brian. Stopping here is a highlight of my day.

tori said...

I'm glad to hear you have been published!! I want to know where so I can put my hands on it.
and only 9 months? whew!

blueviolet said...

I can't really remember what you were writing when we first crossed bloggy paths....

sheri said...

what a wonderful tribute to a heck of a gal! i went over to her site and was amazed at the talent of those who contribute...to see that you are part of this lovely work was not a surprise but another eye-opener as to the depth of who you are, brian :)

Felicitas said...

Wow! It's hard to believe you've only been doing this for 9 months 'cause your work is BRILLIANT! Kudos to the woman who inspired you.

Felicitas said...

Oh, and your little poet-tree is perfect!

Pat said...

I love the play on words, and the visual is cool. I can't believe it's only been 9 months since you began writing poetry! This means you are really TALENTED, my friend!

Congrats on being published!

mama-face said...

I'm so happy to have returned to the blogging world (as much as I am able right now) to read this. Thank goodness for Kat!

:-)

Tracy said...

Yes, thank you, Kat!

Magpie said...

You are kidding, right? Only nine months...you've accomplished so much in that time. Awesome!
So do you think being in touch with this creative side, is what makes you such a romantic?

Monkey Man said...

Those are great stories, Brian. Love the poet tree and back story. skipping around the poetry is rather entertaining, I must admit. Thanks again for palying.

Captain Dumbass said...

Well a big thank you to Kat then.

Dianne said...

nice work, rhyme, shape, 160 and a link. I will check it out!

Steven Anthony said...

WOW...I would have thought you had written poetry all your life, you are such a talent!

Pauline said...

now that's just too cool. Word trees - a novel idea (pardon the pun)

f82bfat said...

I also can't believe you are so new to poetry. Your creativity always amazes me. A great 160, I love the tree.

Maha said...

i am astounded by the great success you achieved in few months. Couple of years from now, I believe you will be even more successful, and perhaps ill find one of your books here an Egypt, and will be so proud for having known you.

adeeyoyo said...

I too thank Kat for inspiring you to find your talent!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Very nice 160 with a little history of Brian!

Lyn said...

We never know how deep we really are..your poet tree is just beautiful..long may it bloom!!

Luisa Doraz said...

You are someone who can take on the world and do anything you desire. :) Have fun doing it. :) You are very creative and a great writer. :)

william said...

very creative mate, loved this, I keep forgetting your a good poet too as well as a master story writer :)

Raven said...

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman. I can't wait to read her book either.

TALON said...

Inspiration is a beautiful thing! :)

Betsy said...

Congrats to both of you...all of us here get to enjoy your talents!

ds said...

Ah, a most observant and clever Kat, indeed! Congratulations to you for answering her challenge.

kavisionz said...

This was plain friggin' AWESOME!!!!
You have a way with words(ofcourse) and with images as well!!!
I LOVED THIS one!!! This goes up on my wall (permission please)!!!!
TERRIFIC

Artist Inside Out said...

Very clever and a lovely dedication.

Alice Audrey said...

Is this true? You've only been writing poetry for nine months? Wow.

Friko said...

This is very good, very unusual. Poetry is a great love of mine too. I have a separate poetry blog for pure self-indulgence.
I am so glad I decided to try a magpie, without it I would never have thought of coming to check out your blog. I am impressed.
Thank you for coming over to mine.

heartspell said...

I love your poet-tree and I love your store-ies and I like that the poem is in the shape of a tree and this is a great 160! Thanks for sharing with me! Heartspell

sheila said...

Congrats to Kat on her book, sounds very cool! And how nice that this was your 'spark'. That's neat.

Harris Channing said...

What a clever poem and homage to Kat!

secret agent woman said...

That's very interesting - blogging lead you to poetry and me to photography.

Madame DeFarge said...

I for one am very glad that you took up the challenge.

sarah said...

I love the way your poem is written like the shape of a tree...almost reminds me of it giving life...and I know the power of bloggy friends...

mairmusic said...

only 9 months?- wow-- a prodigy! I will check out your community, as your writing always inspires me. Sorry to be so long returning your visit, but I am just back.
http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

THE BEATY said...

so great that you wrote it so that it looked like a tree. really added to the piece

McGillicutty said...

everything starts from a seed... :)

finallygettingtoeven.com said...

Great poem and I love the image of the tree, very creative. Thanks!

Kat_RN said...

Cool, I am glad you were inspired, I enjoy your poetry.
The tree looks abit like the one on the SC flag, can you find a way to add the crescent moon? :)
Kat

signed...bkm said...

lovely and creative...I am glad that Kat came along....bkm

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Well writ, Brian. Thanks Kat! -J

Caty said...

I'm so glad she did. I love reading your poetry!

Jaime said...

you've only been writing poetry for 9 months? that's amazing - you're so good at it.

Syd said...

Nice. Interesting to know the history of how you got started.

Larry said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm Brian try the title once again say the title very slowly FIRE ANTS.... LOL

Fire Ants<


Thanks for reading:

Teri said...

This stuff is addicting, isn't it Brian! It is fun and I am enjoying it too (reading yours and writing mine.)

Susan Deborah said...

A poet and how! A pattern poet, like e. e. cummings!!!

Way to go and GOOD GOING Brian!

More poems and more joy,
Susan

Help! Mama Remote... said...

How cool is that. I love reading your poet tree. You are so creative.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

How cool is that. I love reading your poet tree. You are so creative.

otin said...

Plant a little seed and up sprouts a tree!!!

Kulio said...

Wow, the power of encouragement! Right on!!

Valerie said...

Brian, your poet-tree is bearing tasty fruit. Congratulations, it's a fine achievement in just nine months.

SuziCate said...

That fabulous seed has blossomed into a rare and wonderful flower!

Matty said...

Not only is the poem a story of how you began, but it was clever of you to type it up in the shape of a tree.

AmyLK said...

So glad that Kat challenged you. I love your writing!

Zuzana said...

This was great, so happy that Kat came along.;))
90 comments Brian, that must be a lot of reading for you.;) So here is one more.;)
xo

Meeko Fabulous said...

I love your take on the different themes! I also like how you made it into a tree! That is patience that I just don't have! (Still slowly making my rounds . . .)

Mighty M said...

I love your tree - it has strong roots and I bet it will only grow stronger and more beautiful with time.

So glad you started writing poetry!!

Goofball said...

yeay for Kat to plant that seed! :)

evalinn said...

That´s such a nice story, and I like the tree shape of it all!

Joanna Jenkins said...

AWESOME! Off to check the new blog.
jj

PS YOou write poetry like you've done it your entire life.

Marla said...

Beyond exciting!