Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Found Poetry, I found it!

This week because it’s the beginning of a new month!

Colleen Chesebro says, “This challenge is NOW a true poet’s choice! Use any poetry form that you’d like including free-style or prose poetry. If your form is something new, teach us how to write it. Have fun!

She suggested several forms, take a look here, CLICK!

I wanted to try as she suggested FOUND POETRY with there being several different methods, I choose the BLACK OUT! Using the Lord’s Prayer also know as The Our Father.

A blackout poem begins with an existing text, usually a newspaper. Using a heavy black marker, the writer blots out most of the page. The remaining words are not moved or rearranged. Fixed in place, they float in a sea of darkness. The contrast of black and white stirs thoughts of censorship and secrecy. What’s hiding behind the headlines of our daily paper? What does the highlighted text reveal about politics and world events?

The idea of redacting words to create a new work goes back centuries, but the process became trendy when writer and artist Austin Kleon posted newspaper blackout poems online and then published his book and companion blog, Newspaper Blackout.

Evocative and dramatic, blackout poems retain the original typography and word placement. Some artists add graphic designs, while others let the stark words stand on their own.

 

Just Because, Word Prompts

FORGIVENESS is a choice

ForgivingConnects (One word) inspired this little post here, enjoy the read about forgiveness.    If it is God you need forgiveness from remember there isn’t any sin greater than the MERCY OF GOD.

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Consider the prayer known as “The Lord’s Prayer” recorded in the Book of Matthew and the Book of Luke, the Bible. The Bible is the word of God.
About the subject of FORGIVENESS!

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”



Meaning —> For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you your transgressions. But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offenses. (frightening to think about)

It is therefore when you consider the consequences of not forgiving; easier to forgive, however forgetting takes longer, but with a prayer that to will come sooner than you think. Just relax and let it happen.