Task 1 – Daily Challenge

I thought that I would share something different today.

My friend Katie, a local artist, came up with the idea of a daily challenge for us both. She chooses something for me and I do the same for her which may be a word, picture or anything to be get creative with.

Something fun to focus on.

So yesterday I gave Kate the word Logophile (you will have to look it up) and this is her creation.

I love the way that she has taken the words from two beautiful and powerful poems. One by Maya Angelou, the other, Robert Frost and then created a tree.

Artist – Katie Hobbs 2020

Katie gave me the poem A Poison Apple by William Blake, to work with and I played around with the concept to create my own version.

A Poison Apple

I was angry with my friend; 
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe: 
I told it not, my wrath did grow. 

And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears: 
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles. 

And it grew both day and night. 
Till it bore an apple bright. 
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine. 

And into my garden stole, 
When the night had veiled the pole; 
In the morning glad I see; 
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

Death to Love
He knew such love some time ago
a woven pattern of belonging
in all essence the enviable bond
but broken with dishonest approach
He could not see through mighty rage
a mind sickened with discoloured thinking
Love shed its skin and greeted his new ally
with such welcomed revenge
The devious plan and rage grew, rising up
to slaughter with swallowing evil
Such darkened dreams a restless night
the new day dawns, shadowed with grief
As rage retreats and sorrow prevails
For a life once loved, now lost

Its great for your mental health and well being, to enjoy a challenge whilst on this lock down journey and here is something for you too, if you are at all interested?

A brilliant watch, especially in this current climate.

On a sadder note, today I have struggled with a sore head due to having a few glasses of wine last night as we toasted the life of an old friend Russ. We grew up on the same housing estate as kids and he sadly passed away yesterday morning due to contracting the Coronavirus.

Russ was a great and funny man and will be missed by many.

We must not become complacent with life and remain strong in our belief that this is a temporary situation.

Change will come…

 ©All Rights Reserved – The boy in the chip shop 2019-20

Author: Michelle Denness

Wife, mother to three incredible kids and aspiring writer/poet. I am passionate about sharing personal stories to empower others and this space is for me to be open and free with my thoughts. This is my journey...

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