Abstraction + verb + place
Summarize an action
Each of these five items were listed independently on the board, and each member of the class added one or two items to each list, with no real coherence because the above task was not yet given. After we had made the list as a class, the instructor had us use the list to make a short, three-line poem with an abstraction, verb and place in the first line, attire in the second, and the summary of an action in the third. Given the amazing things that some people came up with (you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover!), I think I might do this exercise more often.
So, because of the nature of the task, we all had some input into each others’ poems last evening, so this is really by Luke Bunker, et al. 🙂
I am finally back in the writing mood!! I think the Creative Writing class I’m enrolled in this spring has helped get me back to my creative roots. I hope to create and share more of my writing this spring, and so far am off to a great start with several prompts that I enjoyed.
The following poem is inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem, “Salut au Monde!” and one of our prompts at last evening’s class was to answer the question, “What do you hear?” or “What do you see?”
“What do you see, Luke Bunker?”
Can anyone guess what place I’m referring to?? First person who gets it right gets a virtual cookie!
003/365 (January 3) – July 8, 2011
|Another collage created with the amazing web app at http://pixlr.com/express/.|
Have you ever put something off so long that, out of the blue, you just get the motivation to get it done and move on with life? Well, my goal for today is getting the contents of all my memory cards verified with my laptop and external hard drives, clearing them off, formatting them, and getting them put back in their proper case and into my new (OK, got it as a gift last year but just now using, LOL) camera bag!
The biggest task (probably bigger than one weekend of productivity can match) will be making sure that my new 1TB external hard drive (purchased rather than dealing with formatting issues between my PC and Mac) gets everything onto it, edited, processed and organized! No more duplications of folders and thousands of pictures from this point forward! Or, so I tell myself…
|Coffee = Productivity
(c) 2012 – Luke A. Bunker. All Rights Reserved, dammit! 🙂
Armed with coffee and a rambunctious niece, I am on a productive roll! Might head to the office to get some things wrapped up before I go back to school (still in Dodge) next week. It will be my last shot at overtime for a while, and I need to pay for those Bose headphones and get a handle on the holy mess that is inventory!! 😉 I’m also hoping to catch up with a friend who is on break from university and finally see Les Miserables. Also on the docket for this weekend is figuring out my schedule, which has been giving me a total headache and I am ready to put it to rest! I plan to pay for my classes and get one or two of them changed on Monday and visit my high school journalism adviser. I think I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my TripAdvisor reviews will never be complete, but that’s OK! Life is too short to worry about such trivial things.
So much to do and so little time!
Happy Saturday, everyone!
002/365 (January 2) – June 5-6, 2012
001/365 (January 1) – June 11, 2012
Well, it’s a new year. Whew! 2012 was such a whirlwind – intensifying schoolwork and a boatload of new responsibilities at work, crazy and fun travels, and difficult family issues and losses. Although excited to begin anew, I think this year helped strengthen my character as I struggled to balance it all. And, my goodness, was it tough some days! I wouldn’t say I was necessarily depressed, but I’m sure it’s the closest I ever came to it as things simply got too overwhelming a majority of the time.
Unfortunately, in the process, I managed to stress eat (something I’d prided myself on never doing in the past) my way back to my pre-weight-loss weight from the first half of the year. With everything going on, I let my addiction to food get the better of me. I am eager to get back to the gym next week and get started on a healthier me; this has included saying “no” to projects that I simply don’t have the time or energy for, and trying to focus on a few things I can really dedicate myself to.
When stress calls, travel beckons — I look forward to attending a coworker/friend’s wedding in Richmond in February and a week-long retreat to visit my friend Laura in Florida for Spring Break. I’m hoping to squeeze a trip to my favorite continent (so far!) in sometime after I graduate and before life gets even more complicated. I know it will all work out and what’s meant to happen will happen. 🙂
Along the lines of a new year, I find myself going back through my mind, remembering some of my happiest moments. Not shockingly, many of them involve travel. In the spirit of a new year and fostering creativity (which I have NOT done lately), I have decided to post a picture, memory, moment from my travels that has affected me in some way or brings me back to a happy place and time. It’s my hope that with these posts I can not only do the previously-mentioned, but also give wings to the travel bug that itches so many of us.
It will take a while to catch up (it’s already the 3rd, lol), but I think this is a good way to put me on track to a happier me, amidst the stress of a new semester starting next week and impossible circumstances and situations at work.
I hope this post finds its readers with a happy heart and a peaceful outlook on the new year. I know I’m trying to get there!!