Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Animation





 Midweek Motif ~ Animation

Today is  International Animation Day!



Animation is giving spirit or life.
To animate is an act.
Animation is an art.
Animation for children is a joy.


"Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski 
in AnimationPoetry| May 5th, 2014 )


Your Challenge: Write a new poem that is about animation or about a specific animation or a new poem that is animated or a new poem that would make a great animated film or a new poem that reacts to one of the visual images in this prompt. 

 Hahaha ... lots of choices!


An example of computer animation which is
produced in the "
motion capture" technique




Excerpt from 

A Lovers Call XXVII by Kahlil Gibran

. . . . 

Where are you, my beloved? Do you hear my weeping 
From beyond the ocean? Do you understand my need? 
Do you know the greatness of my patience? 

Is there any spirit in the air capable of conveying 
To you the breath of this dying youth? Is there any 
Secret communication between angels that will carry to 
You my complaint? 

Where are you, my beautiful star? The obscurity of life 
Has cast me upon its bosom; sorrow has conquered me.
 
Sail your smile into the air; it will reach and enliven me! 
Breathe your fragrance into the air; it will sustain me! 

Where are you, me beloved? 
Oh, how great is Love! 
And how little am I!

(Read the long beginning of this poem HERE at Poetry Soup)




Excerpt from  I Ask You  By Billy Collins



What scene would I want to be enveloped in

more than this one,
an ordinary night at the kitchen table,
floral wallpaper pressing in,
white cabinets full of glass,
the telephone silent,
a pen tilted back in my hand?

. . . . 

So forgive me
if I lower my head now and listen
to the short bass candle as he takes a solo
while my heart
thrums under my shirt--
frog at the edge of a pond--
and my thoughts fly off to a province
made of one enormous sky
and about a million empty branches. 


(Read the rest HERE at Poem Hunter.)

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Please share your new poem using Mr. Linky below and visit others 
in the spirit of the community.


(Next week Susan's Midweek Motif will be ~ Tranquility)

37 comments:

  1. Good morning everyone,

    Its Midweek motif once again and I m so excited to be sharing this poem with you all :D hope you guys like this video poetry "The Unburnt" which I have created for this prompt.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Yes, I loved revisiting the visuals as well as reading the poem. :)

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    2. Thanks Rosemary :D I loved making it.

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    3. Wow, Sanaa. (I have attempted to say more on your blog.)

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    4. I m so glad you liked it Susan :D appreciate your warm comments :D

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  2. Great prompt, Susan. I think it allows of many possibilities.

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    1. I know, Rosemary! It should be a pretty exciting 48 hours!

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  3. I woke late, and here you are carrying the show and sharing your Light.. I'll be right over!

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  4. Thank you for the animated prompt! I have never seen Disney's take on Alice..but have seen pictures...Alice tells me it didn't feel right ;)

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    1. You had me worried for a minute, Jae Rose, when you weren't here before me! Have a marvelous day. I'm going to visit you now. ANd then I'm taking off for my physical therapy--Yikes! In half an hour.

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    2. And, of course, I'll be back to read in more depth later.

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    3. Thank you Susan - no fear..we are still knocking around...hope the physical therapy went well

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    4. Yes! I am 13 weeks after surgery. No pain pills anymore. And now I start the intricate work of trying to find and exercise core muscles that lay lax under the bracing. Today we found a tiny one between hips and pelvis--with the tiniest of concentrated tucks. I'm tired and very very happy.

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    5. Yay! you are doing so well, my friend.

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    6. Tired and happy can sometimes be good - yay indeed!

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  5. Thank you, Susan for the wonderful prompt. I'll be back to read the entries soon...

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  6. I resorted to the ridiculous this morning, as am a bit under the weather, literally and figuratively, LOL. There is not a weighty or poetic thought in my brain. But smiles are always a good thing. I am enjoying all the responses so much.

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    1. You can't even do ridiculous without weaving in the wild wisdom, my friend! And I agree that today's poems are exceptionally amazing. It is perhaps an unusual prompt that gets the fresh air flowing.

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  7. Good morning, Poets United...Glad to participate, ths Susan!...started as poem I came up with haibun....Nice to see you all writing and smiling...Best!

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    1. Love it! Some line gets crossed and the visual and aural images just sail off the page. Thank you.

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  8. Glad to join the group today. Thank you for this great prompt Susan. I think it has so many possibilities. Hope everyone has a good week!

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    1. You are very welcome, Myrna! Have a great week yourself.

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  9. Well, I wrote what I hope is seen as an animated scene.

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  10. Thanks for the prompt, Susan. Look forward to reading the poems!

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    1. You are very welcome. I think some of these poems will surprise you.

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  11. A clever and difficult prompt thanks again.
    I am struggling without a computer - commenting is difficult (please bear with my tech difficulties)
    Happy last days of October

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    1. No problem, Leslie. I'm glad you are here.

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  12. Sorry that I've posted so late, but here it is. Also, I've really enjoyed writing this midweek motif because it helped open my eyes to something. I hope that my poem also helps you guys and gals to see what I saw when writing it. As a side note, I took an uncommon route to this prompt.

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    1. Welcome, Merlin. You are not late. I enjoyed your poem immensely and also enjoyed your comment on mine.

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  13. Hi to all, and I am late with this week's mid week poem; Enjoyed the prompt though, A did a little twist with the theme, hope you all like this poem. Thanks Susan

    much love...

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    1. I LOVE the poem much more than I said. I would love to see it in animation!

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  14. Thank you, Susan!!

    Apologies for posting and running - family's waiting on me right now! I will return reads - promise. :)

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    1. You are welcome, Hannah. See you when you get here. WHat a special piece you posted!

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