DAY 1 (January 6th, 2018)
I SAW YOU IN A PAINTING
I saw you in a painting—
under a bone black sky,
in lemon yellow windows,
behind which souls, like tallow candles, consume themselves—
in mirth and fear, in shame and longing,
would I but expose my wounds for them—
but why add to their frailties?
I am stronger than a thousand men
and can swim forever
above the terracotta rooftops—
a minim lost in the open sea
The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.
I started this, my third, 100 Day Project on January 6th. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything really. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project-number-three/