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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-11-2016, 10:21 AM
Debbie Guzzi's picks for her -


Ten Paintings, Ten Poems, Ten Poets, Ten Days , NOT a Contest

Blog Posted:1/6/2016 9:51:00 AM
Hi everyone,

I did something like this for Lorrette at Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing. I am offering you the opportunity to write 10 publishable poems in 10 days. I will edit the work for you IF YOU'D LIKE. I will pick what I believe to be the best of the ten on the same work of art [a day or so after you write verse #1]. I will post it here I will only accept the first 10 to sign up. 1. Andrew 2. Linda? 3. Kim 4. John? 5. Robert 6. Craig 7. Danetta
8. Jeanette 9. Catie 10. ?

You will come away from this with 10 poems [plus free editing if desired] & the possibility of having them published on

Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing [this site ACCEPTS reprints] http://www.ekphrastic.net/submissions.html


My choices are purely SUBJECTIVE

painting #1 verse- Beyond the Paint, by Kim Patrice Nunez


painting #2 verse- A Note to My Niece, by Craig Cornish
A Mother's Envy & Pride, by Kim Patrice Nunez

painting #3 verse- Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides, by Robert Lindley

painting #4 verse- Swept Away, by Danetta Barney
Frozen, by Jeanette Jones



Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides

Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides

This Majestic mount made of magic stone;
I climbed every night as a lonely child.
Tall and regal, it stood there all alone,
symbol of a world fantastic and wild!

Atop the peaks in my racing night dreams,
I looked across earth's fantastic skies.
Resting below, forests and flowing streams
lay magic's realm where a blue cat resides.

Deep within each night's visionary quest,
I'd pray for family sleeping nearby.
Brave climber, courageous, daring his best
fantastic thrills rewards every night's try!

This Majestic mount made of magic stone
was conquered by a child of flesh and bone!

Robert J. Lindley, 1-08-2016

Painting number three
Poem number three Ekphrasis (sonnet)

Inspired by
(The Blue Cat by Pamela Colamn Smith 1907)
Debbie Guzzi's 10 for 10 challenge


Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 98
Copyright 2016 Robert Lindley

Links to view the painting-


http://starswaterairdirt.tumblr.com/post/75012895090/the-blue-cat-1907-pamela-colman-smith



http://www.amazon.com/Pamela-Colman-Smith-Giclee-Print/dp/B00F4JPD86


http://www.renfieldsgarden.com/product/blue-cat-pamela-colman-smith-1907/



I was very pleased to see that my favorite poem of the first six poems I had written was chosen
by Debbie as the best for painting number three.--Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-11-2016, 11:01 PM
Finished tonight, writing last of the ten poems for Debbie's challenge. A few days(4) ahead of time..
With final editing tomorrow, should present number 9 and 10 at my poetry site.
6 months ago I could have written all ten poems in one day. Now I see how bad that ffed up new med
did me during the 8 months I took it. Memory loss, etc compounded by other ailments -can not be reversed.
Just damn glad I finally figured out it was the ffing med and not me going insane. Each week for the last three weeks I've improved but seems its maxed out now.
Sometimes I understand why my favorite uncle often said, "Life is a bitch, then you die"!!
Yet still I count my blessings--my beautiful wife Riza, my daughter KaShaundra, my son Justin, my grandsons, Caleb and Ty. My mother and siblings.
GREAT FRIENDS I HAVE HERE AND IN MY LIFE AWAY FROM THIS SCREEN.
And my writing....--TYR

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-14-2016, 09:38 AM
Most recent results from Debbie Guzzi ten/ten/ten challenge......

My choices are purely SUBJECTIVE

Painting #1 verse Beyond the Paint, by Kim Patrice Nunez
Painting #2 verse A Note to My Niece, by Craig Cornish
A Mother's Envy & Pride, by Kim Patrice Nunez
Painting #3 verse Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides, by Robert Lindley
Painting #4 verse Swept Away, by Danetta Barney
Frozen, by Jeanette Jones
Painting #5 verse Gifted, by Kim Patrice Nunez

Painting #6 verse Fragile, by Danetta Barney

Painting #8 verse Two Mayflower Maidens, by Andrew Crisci

I think my last poem the tenth one written has a better than average shot at being chosen as best for that tenth and last painting.
If not , no biggie. My best and personal favorite was already chosen as best poem for painting number 3 ,
"The Blue Cat, by Pamela Colman Smith 1907" -Tyr



Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides

This Majestic mount made of magic stone;
I climbed every night as a lonely child.
Tall and regal, it stood there all alone,
symbol of a world fantastic and wild!

Atop the peaks in my racing night dreams,
I looked across earth's fantastic skies.
Resting below, forests and flowing streams
lay magic's realm where a blue cat resides.

Deep within each night's visionary quest,
I'd pray for family sleeping nearby.
Brave climber, courageous, daring his best
fantastic thrills rewards every night's try!

This Majestic mount made of magic stone
was conquered by a child of flesh and bone!

Robert J. Lindley, 1-08-2016

Painting number three
Poem number three Ekphrasis (sonnet)

Inspired by
(The Blue Cat by Pamela Colamn Smith 1907)
Debbie Guzzi's 10 for 10 challenge
Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing [this site ACCEPTS reprints] http://www.ekphrastic.net/submissions.html


Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 98
Copyright 2016 Robert Lindley

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-17-2016, 11:06 PM
The latest results from Debbie Guzzi ten/ten/ten challenge......
My last, the tenth poem written was chosen.



Blog Posted:1/6/2016 9:51:00 AM
Hi everyone,

I did something like this for Lorette at Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing. I am offering you the opportunity to write 10 publishable poems in 10 days. I will edit the work for you IF YOU'D LIKE. I will post it here I will only accept the first to sign up. 1. Andrew 2.. Kim 3. Robert 4. Craig 5. Danetta 6. Jeanette 7. Olive

Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing [this site ACCEPTS reprints] http://www.ekphrastic.net/submissions.html




My choices are purely SUBJECTIVE

Painting #1 verse Beyond the Paint by Kim Patrice Nunez
Nature's Psalms by Olive Eloisa Guillermo
Painting #2 verse A Note to My Niece by Craig Cornish
A Mother's Envy & Pride by Kim Patrice Nunez
Painting #3 verse Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides, by Robert Lindley
Painting #4 verse Swept Away by Danetta Barney
Frozen by Jeanette Jones
Painting #5 verse Gifted by Kim Patrice Nunez

Painting #6 verse Fragile by Danetta Barney

Painting #7 verse Two Mayflower Maidens by Andrew Crisci

Painting #8 verse Mice and Me by Jeanette Jones
The Impressionist Daughter by Andrew Crisci

Painting #9 verse Morning Wait by Kim Patrice Nunez
The Lagoon by Craig Cornish

Painting #10 verse Thistles Growing in my Grass by Andrew Crisci
There Was A Valley Meadow Resting There, by Robert Lindley



There Was A Valley Meadow Resting There

There was a valley meadow resting there,
plant life flourishing in its golden views.
Painted on canvas brings awe inspired stare
marveling at multi-colored hues.

Dancing beneath a decorated sky,
were vivid colors bouncing back and forth.
Artist, image, soft colors blend to tie
with clouds breezing above from the cold North.

Captured beauty, splashed on by artist's paints,
breathlessness in its tantalizing scenes,
paradise complete yet where are the saints
praising it by any and every means?

Splashed canvas held scenes of grass and flowers.
We gasp at all those colored showers!