Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunshine in A Cup

Write On WednesdaysWrite On Wednesdays Exercise 19 Sunshine in a cup. Write the words of Emily Dickinson: "Bring me sunshine in a cup" at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don't take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.

Exercise from Ink Paper Pen

Bring me sunshine in a cup,
Gratitude on a plate,
Love in a bundle, 
Good times in red boots, 
Solitude in a garden, 
Good will in a pot, 
Warmth in your hands, 
Kindness in a rug, 
Sweet rest in a chair,  
Fill me with rays of light, 
Shimmering through the day, 
Let the moon cast no shadows on my sleep.

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  1. Hi Kirsty,
    I really like this - could see it embroided or painted on a plaque in my Nanna's kitchen.

    The warmth in YOUR hands doesn't fit as well with the
    "Bring me".. start as the others - but I know what you mean.
    Maybe bring me "warm hands"

  2. Good times in red boots and let the moon cast no shadow. My two favorite lines

    It is the kind of thing you would expect to see on an embroidered sampler.

    Lovely :)

  3. I could also see it on a plaque or a poster. Great job :)

  4. We came up with a similar line. I deliberately don't read other responses before I write, but maybe I should next time.

    In any case, this is a poetic and lovely response.

    --Feisty Cat

  5. Well, you don't ask for much. ;) If a person could have all you listed, they'd be the happiest person alive. I think you nailed it. Great imagery, too.

    / Rain

  6. Adore that last line.

    This is the perfect day and you captured it beautifully.

  7. I love the line.. Good times in red boots.. great line!

    Simple things are sometimes the best sunshines in my opinion.

  8. The red boots got me too! Well done - I love the short line style, has a lovely comforting warmth about it

  9. House Of Prowse, good enough for nannas, that's good enough for me!
    I agree about the warmth line, I did squint at it for a bit.

    Embroidery, immortalised in thread, thanks Sarah. I have the best time in boots.

    Thanks Lillie

    A plaque or poster Melissa - wow

    Great minds think alike Feisty, I think best not to read first.

    You know I think I have most of these things Rain, and it is pretty good. Red boots could see a bit more action but it's coming up to festival season so here's hoping.

    Thanks Jane, although I do love moon shadows and a bit of Cat Stevens.

    Thanks finding a skinnier me, simple things are the best.

    Thanks Kate, you words send me a bit of comforting warmth.

    I haven't written anything creative for a long time and it was so lovely to receive such kind feedback. I felt a bit naked putting something like this on my blog, but you have encouraged me to go skinny dipping again.

  10. You did a great job with this! I have serious lack of skill when it comes to poetry.

  11. Oh this was lovely! In fact, I'm going to print it out and put it on the wall next to my computer! Bravo!

  12. I don't think you can get a better compliment than that from Sif. Printing out your writing and putting it on her computer. Your words have made a connection with someone.

    A beautiful piece.

  13. This is just lovely! Such a beautiful piece of poetry. Well Done!


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young