Dancing Echoes

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Inspired by Writing 201 Prompt: Animal

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

14 thoughts on “Rebirth

  1. I like this, and the image above it is lovely too. I didn’t use an image with mine, maybe I should have after all….

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  2. I actually like yours as it is. The bird image is stunning. I added a picture because I am a visual person and I use my own photography or graphics when I can and images like this when I don’t have one of my own. I also was not sure my poemimage would be very apparent as a butterfly. I probably need relax a bit and not always have a photo when it doesn’t add to or distracts from the piece. I am not very secure with my poetry so I use it as kind of a visual crutch. Plus I usually start with a photograph as inspiration. I am glad you like it though. Thanks.

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  3. I was confused by your reference to the bird image – but then i realised that you may have gort my post confused with someone else’s – was it a heron?

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  4. You know, I am an idiot, I apologize. I had just looked at a piece that was a bird and I thought this was a reply. I just read your piece. Wow. It is powerfull and your use of enjambment is unbelievable. I did not do such a good job on that aspect with mine. Your content does not need a picture. Your descriptive writing is so good I can picture, hear and smell the person that is reduced to an animal. Bold spin on the topic “animal” too by the way.

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  5. Thank you. Those words are music to my… eyes? Something wrong there!
    I don’t think a particular family member would be pleased to know that I called her an animal! But it’s all in the interests of art…

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  6. If you haven’t already, check out https://bitsnbooks.wordpress.com/ She hand wrote out her bird image. Very effective.


  7. I love all of the creative ideas swirling around here. I’m not getting much sleep this week from all of the reading and writing. I want more time to explore other people’s work.


  8. So do I. I have never been amongst a group of poets before, and I feel so at home.
    It’s 8am. I haven’t been to bed, and i have to be at work in an hour!

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  9. I started off doing a butterfly but completely muffed it yours is great, the shape and the text.

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  10. Thanks! After two hours of fussing with the WordPress formatting, I finally gave up and did it in Pages. Then I took a picture and posted that instead of actual text. I read that someone else did that too. One great post was hand written out in the shape of a bird. My enjambment wasn’t very good though. I’m going to have to work on that device.


  11. Ha! At least I got 3 hours sleep.

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  12. I agree. I cannot take credit for this one though. This one of the few that are not one of mine. If I ever find a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, I will replace this with one of my own. I did Poetry 201 in February so the focus was the poetry and not the photos and I couldn’t always find one of my own that fit the words. I was still finding my niche at this point too. Now I am much more inclined to improvise with a symbolic picture of my own than use something from Creative Commons.

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  13. Excellent! It takes time to get a media library to pull from. I’ve been at it for a while.

    Have camera don’t leave home without it! LOL

    Try this one. I thought of the shot after I wrote the Lyric. Sometimes it takes a while to pull it out of your own memory, “oh yeah, I got that and it will work”.


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