The Whole Journey

February 28th — last day of the shortest month. Always an analomy — the ending a little too soon. What to write? Why write? Who reads this stuff anyway?

I do. The more I write — the more I flow. Making the commitment and taking up self-imposed challenges helps. And this is the first year that I am able to juggle my poetic and visual art output in tandem. Yay! Before this, it was one or the other. Also before this, I was not as seriously tuned into the work involved in growing my artistry. I have made a serious commitment to explore, express and enjoy the artist’s journey — the whole journey including the failures as well as the successes. After all is said and done, it is the failures that lead to real growth and riches.

With that in mind, I am including here in my last formal #NaHaiWriMo post for 2017, some of my failed haiku. Failed for one reason or another of no great consequence — mostly that they did not take me where I needed to go at the time. I hope to continue my poetry writing posts, however probably somewhat more randomly after this. I do believe that sustained poetry writing infuses my visual art, and my visual art helps poet my words. The painting here is also a work in progress started on top of a failed canvas and may or may not make it into the canons of my saved artwork. To be continued.

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clouds on my way to the moon the sea’s lullaby

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solar eclipse
the jazz solo
just a little off

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high wind and hail last night in and out of strange dreams

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grass stubble
through snow
made-up memories

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Eve
now we paint our nails
apple red

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4 thoughts on “The Whole Journey

  1. Well, I’m still reading and gaining inspiration from your art! I got a vivid mind picture after reading the grass stubble haiku. I’ll find you on Instagram.

    1. Hey Barb, thanks for your support. You can find me on Pinterest (some artwork), Instagram and my art website is andrearosegrillo (dot) (com). My name is this the website listing to find me. How are things?

  2. I like your insight into the relationship between poetic expression and visual art. ‘Hadn’t thought of this, as over my years of painting and writing, one creative act seemed to lead to the other.
    Your richly expressive writing and artwork will always be appreciated by your followers, whenever you find sharing convenient. Thank you. Sandra

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