I discovered this lovely lady speaking her poetry on SoundCloud some time ago. I find her poetry inspiring and also very relaxing to listen to. She has a huge selections of spoken word posts… these are some of her earlier posts. Her collection of poetry will certainly keep the listener entertained for a long time. Sit back and enjoy!
The beautiful colourful images she uses on her SoundCloud posts are all her own art. You can find her Mishmosh Poetry and art on Facebook too.
Mr Constable, da Vinci, Renoir
will you paint me in a tradition of oils
striking, bold, acrylic
or softly softly in colours of water?
Please don’t paint me with Mona Lisa smiles
serene and complacent
Don’t paint me frowning
in disapproval of the artist and his tricks
Don’t paint me with laughing eyes
when really they are sad
Don’t paint me in stained glass holiness
mother with child, Madonna blue
halos floating over
Don’t paint flirtations of your mind
paint me a real woman
the one who understands who she is
and knows what your brushes can do
Mr Picasso, Monet, Matisse
paint me as I am
or don’t paint me at all
I wrote this poem nearly three years ago, it’s altered a little since first writing it. Can’t believe it took me so long to get round to recording this. Of course, it’s meant as light hearted and a bit of a joke – so don’t take it too seriously! 😀
I’ve never been painted – yet, and can’t quite imagine what it would be like to have a portrait painted. Are any of you preserved on canvas?
Ideas are like tall trees
they begin microscopic
small beams of humble enlightenment
until a mighty body emerges
and boughs like warrior arms reach
draping and lush
I am surrounded
by many eager minds
my own narrow imagination
Kings and Queens
of profound thought
how they stretch to find me
so my inner eyes
may witness restoration
Ideas are like tall trees
where even darkness
fails to demolish
You might also like this poem -> Wisdom Tree
‘Ideas Are Like Tall Trees’ came about because of this image. I’d saved it in a file for inspiration for my Tumblr poetry blog. The first thing that came to mind was how tall those trees were towering above the man, and for some reason that made me think of how ideas of the mind can seem so much taller than ourselves and the wonder of the possibilities of those thoughts ever becoming a reality. And also how we are inspired by others, the living and deceased who allowed one small thought to grow and lead to astounding events or inventions. Many of those ideas we use in our everyday lives and we give very little thought to a time before someone thought them up (electricity, clean fresh running water, and of course not forget – computers.)
It’s incredible how one tiny thought can grow into something huge and change our lives. Just think about it – the creation of the internet was once a small seedling thought growing in the mind. Wow – look at it now – it’s a vast forest that never stops growing!
And I’m sure some of you like me will remember that small thought you had about starting a blog one day. The idea greatly appealed, but I felt it was too much to handle in many ways. But that was so not true. I learned how to do everything a bit at time, and what seemed impossible became possible because I continued to hold on to the thought.
Never let go of ideas, no matter how unlikely they seem. You can put them on shelves for a while if you like, but make sure take them down every so often and give those seedlings a little water, they can turn into the most brilliant things! 😀
Finding A Balance
Poetry by Lauren Scott
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She led him piece by piece
down to her water of life,
and even though he knew
she was possibly quite crazy,
he didn’t mind at all
because sanity was never his anyway.
She fed him tea and poetry,
and the wonders of her endless thought,
sweeter than honey,
a different kind of bliss,
an ecstasy, a loving bed
of like minds and theology.
They drifted on euphoria,
with a kind of nakedness
that opens eyes to the unknown,
and teaches the independent heart
how not to recover from the blending of souls.
In the passing of time,
even the most ancient memory
won’t fail to recall her living water,
the loving bed,
the poetry infused with tea
and her beautiful crazy mind.
The inspiration for this poem came from Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Suzanne‘ partially describing a woman he once knew.
Someone I was following on Twitter posted a You Tube video of the Judy Collins version. When I played it I really wasn’t sure if I had ever heard that song before or not – but it got my attention, I absolutely loved it. I have to guess the song is describing fascination and and magnetic attraction when the love of someone, or perhaps the idea of how wonderful they are sweeps us off our feet. As least, that’s how the song speaks to me. And the beautiful crazy mind in my poem is describing a woman who is not miss average. Someone who is highly attractive in personality, but seen by the world as a bit crazy. Perhaps Charles Bukowski’s wonderful poem One For Old Snaggletooth might have also inspired me on this one?
It was interesting to find that Leonard Cohen was originally a writer, poet and an author of several novels, who later turned to write songs because those books weren’t bringing him in enough money. I didn’t know that before, but it makes perfect sense, he’s a powerful writer of some brilliant songs! Here’s the lyrics if you’d prefer to read them.
I instantly loved this song by Young Galaxy. Refreshingly different, and the art in the video makes it even more intriguing! The song has an element of 80’s electro pop which is probably also why it appeals to me, awakening my teenage 80’s music memories! Talking of 80’s music memories – using art in a video reminds me a little of A-ha’s Take On Me. I originally found this video featured on a website called Collossal, a very interesting and inspiring website to find music and art.