Category Archives: poem

song for amuirin

Now Cleo faced the nighttime she thought the urge a little strange her pencil and papers in a stack before her hoping darkness her thoughts would arrange. . She stared out of the window thought of her lover sleeping alone … Continue reading

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7/3/08 image prompt – harbor lights

Hello everyone. Those of you who frequent here know we have been expecting a baby to arrive any day for the last 11 or 12 days now. Maybe it will be tonight, maybe tomorrow. Who knows? In the meantime it … Continue reading

Posted in art, birth, callings, collaborative storybook, completion, ecphrasis, faith, home birth, image prompts, kids, light, painting, poem, poetry, prose poem, stories, storybook collaborative, thursday prompt | 18 Comments

6/26/08 image prompt – soup kitchen witch

Hello everyone. Since we never really know what the day will bring (or when we will knock off and go home), I am putting this Thursday image prompt up early and offering both the original and a later (scribble witch) … Continue reading

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6/18/08 image prompt

Here is this week’s Thursday image prompt. Take in whatever direction you wish, and enjoy. Follow this link to the storybook collaborative for an easy to follow guide to images and writing thus far. This is open to everyone. The … Continue reading

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lunch break

big, big raindrops starting to fall. movie okay so far. I am getting more paint on the set walls than on myself, making an old hotel in Las Vegas NM look like one in Juarez, Mexico, with color references from … Continue reading

Posted in art, art for film and tv, collaboration, collaborative storybook, ecphrasis, electric cow, image prompts, myths, painting, picture prompts, poem, poetry, prose poem, stories, thursday prompt, works in progress | 4 Comments

new arrivals… and new arrangements

if you have contributed a piece of writing and do not see it here please let me know (painter@rickmobbs.com). I am sorting writing with images in preparation for compiling a real storybook collaborative site elsewhere. I want to make sure … Continue reading

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tapestry fragment, enigma…

My knowledge crumbles. The trees and the soldiers, the mountains. We go bounding over the edge of the precipice and the dolphin laughs to greet us. God veils our faces and buries our joys, our madness, our passions. We are … Continue reading

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5/22/06 image post

Hello everyone, greetings from North Carolina. I’ll be here a few more days and then head back to New Mexico. The countdown begins. We are four weeks to Naomi’s due date (6/21). Don’t know whether to expect a boy or … Continue reading

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5/16/08 the day late image prompt

Hello everyone. I’m posting this from D.C. It’s gray and overcast here but great to be with family and friends. Here is something for this gray day. Sorry the prompt is a little late. More later. Be well! p.s. mariacristina … Continue reading

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5/1/08 image prompt

Here is this week’s image. This is a free for all. Children’s efforts welcomed here. . . Greybeard, the author of crackedheadblog, wrote Dark Matter the junkie’s wife wrote, accountable, damn it arkay, of the pessimistic idealist, wrote art thursda … Continue reading

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a little drawing

(this is not intended as the image prompt, although you are welcome to use it.)

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mary draws from silence

Mary draws and Mary writes from silence, silence that uplifts and holds her. These strings, she thinks, are more than finite. They wrap all things and draw them to her. Every weight and every measure, all things tossed or turned … Continue reading

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4/24/08 thursday image prompt – weighty voices on hallowed ground

Internet, cable, phones – landlines as well as towers – have been out all day and are just now being restored. Someone (accidentally) cut the fiber optics trunk line running north from Santa Fe (New Mexico, USA) and feeding all … Continue reading

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4/23/08 stupid war (broadus mobbs)

It’s a family affair here. My son, Broadus, explained this picture, Stupid War, to me last year when he was 7. (* hmmm… i must have lost his explanation. must look for it.) We worked on the painting together. The … Continue reading

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4/23/08 nanda (image prompt)

james17930, author of the blog, Intropolis (and several others!), wrote Nanda, using the painting below as his starting point. . paisley, author of why-paisley?? (and others!) wrote completion . .

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4/23/08 sun and moon

paisley, author of whypaisley, wrote bird of happiness.

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4/23/08 Darfur Fridge (ozymandiaz)

just in from the incomparable oz, creator of the blog Ocellus, a poem about more than the darfur fridge

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