Creating Creativity

David Reinstein,LCSW By David Reinstein,LCSW, 29th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1fk47of5/
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Creation vs. Re-Creation; Is Anyone Being Fooled? Or, is the distinction moot?

Creation vs. Re-Creation; Is Anyone Being Fooled?

Thoughts flow like breezes,
Pausing to stillness from time to time,
But never destined to rest for long.
Images and words,
Thoughts and feelings,
A cacophony of experience
To be shared.
All colors in a moment
And all of life's hues
On a single palette.
Brushes to be chosen
And paints to be used.
An endless supply
Until the pigments dry out
In place
And become and
Expression of art
Just as they are
And will always remain.
You need struggle
To explain.
The Great American novel
Might have been Moby Dick
Or
Writers Block
With or without
Illustrations.
Queequeg had dreams, too.
Or did
Until the bones
He cast
Spoke.
He listened
And his creativity
Expired
Along with the
Rest of him.
On a lonely deck
On a desperately doomed
Leviathan trek.

Old ideas in new underwear,
Sometimes worn backwards
To disguise their past.
But in the room's darkest corner
Someone remembers
At least momentarily
That there is something
Old and familiar
In a newly designed
Cover.
Yesterday hides in the
Shadows of today's
Brightness,
Memories fade quickly
Rendering the sons of Oedipus
With badly numbed finger tips
Who write in Braille -
Sightless.

There is no dishonor
In the re-creation
Of thought
So long as the doer
Knows from whence the spirit
Was got.

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Creating Creativity, Creativity Considered, Queequeg Had Dreams, The Great American Novel, Thoughts Flow

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
Clinical Social Worker (Psychotherapist), humorist, poet and musician, Born in Boston and a relatively unscathed survivor of the 60's.
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author avatar Buzz
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Beautiful share, David.

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Well done David, a heartfelt "I love you" can never be heard or used too many times!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Aug 2011 (#)

David I so related to this poem, sometimes I wonder if I ever have a new or fresh thought, is there such a thing left in this old world, but many people may have the same vision, but the feelings are new in each person point of view:0)...great and creative poem as always my friend...

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author avatar Retired
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Ah yes, it's all been said before, but then it is nice to see all the subtle variations on a theme. ;p)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Oh, my friend. This was truly magical. Loved it. Like the Moby Dick bit. I'd forgotten about Moby Dick. Great book.

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Sep 2011 (#)

What a great poem, David.. Inspiration may strike a familiar chord, but each writer sees it in their very own style..

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Sep 2011 (#)

What a great poem, David.. Inspiration may strike a familiar chord, but each writer sees it in their very own style..

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