My collaboration with Tara from the blog Raw Earth Ink. I’ve always enjoyed her writing and how immersive it is, if you have not yet followed her I suggest you do. She has some amazing poetry, you won’t be disappointed.
To get the ink flowing, sating the creative in me
I could share a tale of how constellations first have to combine
Over the cosmos, in a way that forms an image,
Drawing the best of my imagination;
But – as always – I’d be getting ahead of myself,
After all, to begin writing,
I’d need not look further than anything around me.
Really, the first thing I do
Is look inside myself while I’m looking out
Sure, the world around me
Provides excellent inspiration,
Both good and dark,
But if I’m honest with myself
(And I have to be, to write)
It’s the inner things,
My thoughts and experiences,
That I really draw upon.
… And draw upon them I do
With such fiendish precision.
Thoughts and feelings curating,
Procedurally generating… Art,
Straight from the heart.
These thoughts, ideas, and emotions
Swirling and mixing inside me
Come pouring out in rivulets and swells.
They appear as nouns and axioms,
Run-on sentences and adverbs,
Semi-colons and hyperbole.
There are no rules, only the need
– Raw Earth Ink & O.D. ©2020
Art by: Gydw1n