Apr '15 24

Crazy. Photo by Robert Rath from Robert's website.

I was hunting around for a writing prompt; a commenter to this article over here suggested drawing a card from a card deck called Oblique Strategies and using the text as a starting point. I downloaded the free Oblique Strategies app that allows you 'draw' a card, but cycling through them I decided to collate a selection of the strategies themselves – slightly modified here and there – into today's poem.

How many sides does a line have?

Listen to the quiet voice.
Listen in total darkness
or in a very large room, very quietly.
Do the words need changing?
Use your own ideas.
Retrace your steps;
move towards the unimportant
into the impossible.
Are there sections?
Where is the edge?
Go to an extreme, move back to a more comfortable place
and remember to consider transitions
but change nothing; breathe more deeply.
Trust in the you of now
then distort time:
what were you really thinking about just now?
You can only make one dot at a time
but this gives the game away:
a line has two sides.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *"Trust in the you of now". Wise words. Very creative yet again Jen.

  2. Jen says:

    *Thank Mike! Home stretch now, thank goodness! :-)

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