Telling Us Who We Are

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

In Moonlight’s preview that question of “Who is you Chiron?” is essentially to the movie. The character is trying to figure that out himself. Even as a child others have labeled the main character. How much of that influences who he ends up becoming? How often do the things people tell us we are change how we see ourselves? Write a scene in which your character remembers things labels other people have put on her. Whether they ended up being true or not how did other people’s attitudes towards these labels influence your character’s self-image?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Played Out Concepts

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Every so often I get a bit stuck trying to come up with new prompts for this site. On those days when no matter how hard I try everything I think about seems like it’s been done before I try to find a new angle. Today is one of those days. Everything I think about sounds played out, cliché, or done to death. But why should that stop us. There is a quote that goes something like “Of course it’s all been said before, but not by you.” I love this idea. Today pick a concept that you’ve previously felt was over done and write a poem about it. Maybe you don’t like writing love poems because you feel it’s all been said. Forget about that doubt for a minute and give yourself a chance.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Deck The Halls With Jewelry

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I’ve posted a few jewelry organizers that double as decorations on here before. These jewelry organizers by Fine Art Holders on Etsy are joining the collection today. Some of them look like you could achieve a similar effect by repurposed old drawers from dressers if you wanted a diy project. I think that the pictures of fabulous women on each one is a particularly nice touch. Inspired by these organizers work in some decorative storage into a room description in a scene today.

tumblr_ojsng23zyi1qas1mto2_540 tumblr_ojsng23zyi1qas1mto3_540 tumblr_ojsng23zyi1qas1mto4_540 tumblr_ojsng23zyi1qas1mto5_540

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Slithering, Snaking “S” Sounds

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem that makes excessive use of the “s” sound. Seek out subjects that swell with this sound. Start words with it, put it at the ends of words, slide in assonance and consonance where ever suits your poem’s structure. Say something sensational, silly, sarcastic, sentimental, stylish, sorrowful, or slightly sickening.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Shape of a Virus

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Luke Jerram makes exact glass replicas of harmful viruses. Each replica is 1,000,000 times the size of the actual virus. Some of the viruses he replicated are swine flu, HIV, T4 bacteriophage, malaria, small pox, SARS, HPV & E. Coli. It’s interesting to see how complex something as small as a virus can be. Also it’s impressive as hell to see these complicated shapes made out of glass. Write a scene that infects one of your characters with a virus of your choosing.

tumblr_nhfabgek8t1s1vn29o1_540 tumblr_nhfabgek8t1s1vn29o2_540 tumblr_nhfabgek8t1s1vn29o4_540 tumblr_nhfabgek8t1s1vn29o5_540 tumblr_nhfabgek8t1s1vn29o6_540 tumblr_nhfabgek8t1s1vn29o8_540

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Too Much of a Good Thing

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I saw in the store the other day that now they have a Reese’s Big Cup that comes with Reese’s Pieces in it. I have no idea how new this actually is cause I’ve been trying not to buy candy as much. But it just seems like that would be too much. I mean I like the Big Cup and I like the Pieces but combining them seems like asking for trouble to me. It has me thinking is this one of those situations where it’s too much of a good thing? Write a poem about that concept of having too much of a good thing. Why would an abundance of something you enjoy be a bad thing?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Wired In

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

A friend of mine just introduced me to a new artist called Aurora. She’s pretty interesting. My freind describes her as if Florence and the Machines and Sia merged into one artist. I can see what she means. I’m only a few songs into her discography but this video was particularly interesting to me. “Running With The Wolves” features the singer connected to a bunch off wires and trying to run from a city. The wires kind of have a Matrix feel to them. Take inspiration from this video and imagine a future that would conncet people to wires like this. Is it all people that are wired in? Or is it just a select few? If it’s the latter, what makes these people special?

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=06ht9MyJLT4

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sunrise to Sunset

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem that begins with imagery of sunrise and closes on imagery off sunset. What comes in between is up to you. Whether you write about an average day, the best day you remember, or the worst day of your life. Make sure to bookend whatever you choose with the sun.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Internet Inspiration: Hidden Passages

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

There is a company that specializes in designing secret doors and hidden passages for people’s homes. As someone who would definitely be a super villain if I ever got powers, I’m in love with this company. Check out their website and let them inspire you. Write a scene that includes a secret door to a hidden passage. Why is it a secret? What is it hiding?

tumblr_inline_okh0c9dmyl1uy8wg3_540 tumblr_inline_okh0c9ovrn1uy8wg3_540 tumblr_inline_okh0c94ymd1uy8wg3_540

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Poetic Form: The Bop

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The Bop is a poetic form developed by Afaa Michael Weaver. He laid out the rules below on how to write it. It’s all about expressing a problem so think about the philosophical issues that you’ve been coming across for this one. Here are the basic rules:

  • 3 stanzas
  • Each stanza is followed by a refrain
  • First stanza is 6 lines long and presents a problem
  • Second stanza is 8 lines long and explores or expands the problem
  • Third stanza is 6 lines long and either presents a solution or documents the failed attempt to resolve the problem

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades