Distracted by Abstraction


Imagine an eye of a peacock. Mix in a swirl of tangerine. Blend with shadows’ essence and the redness of the setting sun. Wait a second for the blue to turn green. Close your eyes, clear your mind. Then ask, “Is this not the most abstract thing I’ve ever seen?”

It’s Poetry Slam time at the Six Sentence Café & Bistro. Denise, at Girlie on the Edge, has set the prompt word to be second.

So, I waited for a second, then I went away and doodled a colourful abstract. Then I came back for a second attempt at writing my first poetic entry, decided to include the doodle, and wrote six sentences to try to conjure up a colourful, poetic spell. All that happened was that I was distracted by abstraction. Which, in itself, wasn’t a bad thing, as it gave me my title. I’ll be posting less abstract pieces of poetry throughout the week. They’ll possibly make a little more sense.

Visit Denise’s blog for more details on Six Sentence Stories, the link’s above. And write yourself into the SSC&B, and share a poem for the slam, if you’d like… we’re all characters in Blogland if you stop and think about it.

19 responses to “Distracted by Abstraction”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

    Doodling always clears my head… And those colours certainly remind me of a peacock.. 🙂 Happy Doodling and creating Tom. 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Sue… it’s a way just to be, isn’t it, watching whatever take shape as we doodle away! 🙂

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

        Most certainly Tom.. 🙂

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  2. Spira avatar

    Expected nothing less from your overcharged creativity, Tom.
    The title of your piece could very well be from a music album or even better the name of the band itself.

    ” Blend with shadows essence…”😎

    Fantastic opener for the SSC&B SlamPoetry event!
    Keep em coming!

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    1. clark avatar

      like the cover to ‘Bridge of Sighs’? (Robin Trower)

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    2. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Nick. I’ve managed to keep adding posts, although I’ve been a little ‘tied up’ again this week…
      I like the sound of the band ‘Distracted by Abstraction’ – perhaps they could be the new SSC&B House Band. 🙂

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      1. Spira avatar

        😎
        I am in! Let’s ask the rest!

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  3. Chris Hall avatar

    Wow! Again🦚

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    1. Tom avatar
    1. Tom avatar

      😊 Thanks, Mimi.

      Like

  4. Frank Hubeny avatar

    Abstraction can be distracting.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Even more so when you’re creating it, Frank! 😄

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  5. Nicole Horlings avatar

    Fun image and poem!

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    1. Tom avatar

      Pleased you think so, Nicole! 😃

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  6. D. Avery @shiftnshake avatar

    I like the flow and rhthym of your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, D. 🙂
      (I’d like to say it was planned, but it wasn’t! 😊)

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      1. D. Avery @shiftnshake avatar

        That’s how it works.

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