Art is My Religion

October 28, 2010

My Brain Elastic

By Michele Spector

I cram too much knowledge,

This brain’s overcrowded,

With facts, figures and such.

I yearn for some relief,

From these left-brained notions,

Entertaining my muse,

With three dimensions of,

Line, color, even form.

When I mistakenly believe my creative world has dried up after too much study, or Life Interruptis, it calls to me from the very depths. As I burn out, and become incommunicado, I look for a route out of this overwhelmed state. Then I have the insatiable desire to eat color with my eyes and disappear into a non-linear place. It doesn’t let up till I grab some pastels and paper, and dive right in. To my relief I rediscover that this world where I reconnect, not only reforms me into a functional human being, but has actually waited quite patiently for my return .

May 30, 2010

Week 20 Poetry Rally Awards

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By Michele Spector

I am so honored to be the recipient of not just one, but three beautiful poetry awards! Thank you so much jingle

for all your hard work.

Congratulations to all the other very talented winners of these awards as well:

Brian Miller






Celebrating a Year



Emmanuel Ibok




Alice Audrey






Laura Lawless

Luke Prater


Tim Keeton


Heather grace stewart




Sam Liu

Short Poems






This is a great community of extremely talented and generous artists. I am so glad to be a part of it.

May 24, 2010

Weekly Poet Who is Worth Reading Award

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By Michele Spector

I gratefully accept this award from:

Thanks for the award.

Everyone should definitely check out Mitchell’s blog!

Keep writing my friend!

March 5, 2010

Promising Poet Award!

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By Michele Spector

Promising Poet Award


Jingle’s Thursday Poets’ Rally.

Thank you so much Noah for nominating me for this award!

Be sure to visit her site, it will definitely make your day!!!

The Book of Noah

This won’t be easy. There are too many talented artists but you must place these on your list to visit:

Make sure you check out: Art is (just) a way of living shipwrecked… mmm hmm. yeah. guess so…

grey-eyed blonds from London  55 – dust to dust Lost and found “I Am Not…” by L. K. Thayer So We Lived to Tell the Tale Something lost…  the standard orchids  WHEN I WAS LITTLE Beneath the Willow~Poem For Jingles Thursday Poetry

March 4, 2010

Not Alone

By Michele Spector

In separateness,

We cannot fathom,

Subatomic particles,

Earth’s signature resonance,

Stand upon it’s magnetics,

Know we are not here alone,

But with all our relations.

Recently I pulled a book from my shelf that’s been there for years. I can’t remember where I got it, and never bothered to venture into it, till recently that is.

In it the author explains to the reader that certain words have no equivalent in Native American language. Words such as: waste, guilt, should, it, we, them, us, forget, could, free. But, rather, it is rich in terms of relationships and individualism.

I wonder if we didn’t believe we were separate as we are brought up to believe, but were connected to everything: the earth, every human, animal, plant, etc., would there still be as much senseless war, oppression, and destruction of the environment?

What do you think?

February 26, 2010

Ideas Come

By Michele Spector

When ideas come,

My hands are on the wheel,

I must look ahead and behind,

My brain is on fire,

I have no recourse,

But try to unburden my mind.

I have other things to do,

No time,

I jot thoughts at lights,

Between shut-eye,

I need to sleep,

It’s plain useless.

Why can’t they visit

when I’m alone?

Not now,

A friend’s on the phone,

I can’t assign time,

To write them all,

They come like a flood,

I welcome them all.

My best ideas come before I am about to fall asleep, or when I’m driving–which is the most annoying. I have to keep paper and pen handy if that happens, and hope for a long red light.

Where and when do you get your ideas?

February 25, 2010

Circle of Friends Award

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Adam Dustus has passed this award along to me! His blog is a very interesting place, full of art and poetry. If you visit his site you’ll see what an incredible eye he has for color, balance, composition and the written word. I want to thank him for nominating me.

Rules to accepting this award:

1. List 5 things that make you happy.
2. Try to do at least one of them each day.
3. List 5 bloggers who brighten your day, let them know you have the award and will pass to them.
4.Link back to the person who give you this award.
Five things that make me Happy

1. Finishing my novel, hopefully to be signing books for a long line of kids!

2. Working on poetry for this blog, and talking with other  incredible writers and artists

3. Playing the piano

4. Being with the people I care about

5. Doing something nice for someone everyday

Five bloggers who brighten my day… I just love looking at his artwork–very talented. a new blog I just discovered and her story about trusting your first instincts (they’re always right). Love Brian Miller’s poems  I just like how she writes. Such great poems!

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