Spark Your Creativity #17 (Personification Challenge)

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  1. MsJacquiiC

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    Anthropomorphism - NOUN
    Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
    To describe a rushing river as “angry” is to anthropomorphize it.

    Of course a synonym for anthropomorphism is "personification" - which simply means to personify; Make an object come alive.... That is what this challenge is about really - As MS KIM states: "to breathe life into whatever the object is... The moon, a spoon, the sea, a star, etc..." I have, however, not used the moon nor the spoon, but instead I've made a selection of some beautiful photos and artwork from deviantART; The objects (as seen below) include rocks, rings, a dog, a book, a mask and a leaf with early morning dew.

    The Objective:
    Simply put - the objective of this Creativity Outlet challenge is to choose from the selection of pics below and write as if the main focus of the picture has a voice of its own... In essense - breathe a bit of life into the object. Tell us what the object is feeling, how his or her day has gone, where he/she anticipates being in the future and when he/she plans on getting there.... Rather for good or bad? Your decision.

    Now - keeping in mind the definition of anthropomorphism: Let your object's voice be heard like the anger within that rushing river... Perhaps your river is not angry at all, but simply evoking a sense of calm within by cooing to the flora and fauna at its banks... Maybe your river is singing an Irish lullaby? This is where your creativity comes in! Get creative!

    Challenge Stipulations:
    • You're poem(s) must be no more than 20 lines, either rhyming or non-rhyming.
    • You're shortstory or essay must stay within a 300-word maximum.
    • You may indeed write about each object from the selection below if you choose = The more creative writing - The better for literature fiends like myself....
    • The title of your piece must include the color of your objects mood at the time of writing AND must also include the objects name. Use your creativity...
      Example: Black Mask On Alabaster OR Sin's Purple Jewel
    • Have fun being creatively challenged and an inspired creationist.


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    Example of an anthropomorphic poem HERE
    Thanx to [user]PaintedDiary[/user] for the challenge idea.
    And a special thanx to the Artistes at deviantART:
    Simply click the images above to visit the Artists' web page.
     
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    :wow: Ms Jacquii the pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kim ;)
     
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    Rose colored stone

    Rose, Rose a heart of stone
    heart so cold, and so alone
    Rose so bright she appears soft
    a breeze could carry her aloft

    But waiting for the water cold
    as death and twice as old
    She's lying on the river bed
    bright as stone whose love long fled

    A heart of stone is rose, Rose
    is so alone that I suppose
    except for all the hard gray stones
    Rose colored stone, Rose is alone.

    Beth Castillo © 2007
     
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    Oh My! BETH what a fabulous answer to the Personify challenge! This is gonna be really interesting to see the different takes on the pics - But anyway - speaking on your poem - I thought it was filled with imagery and right on point as the words cold, alone, stone, old juxtaposed with the "Rose" makes for quite an irony - Nice job ;)

    Jacquii.
     
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    Heart of Stone in Blues Verse

    My heart was so broken it split in two
    (when my lover left me)
    My heart was so broken it shole did split
    (when my lover left me)
    It turned so cold a stone it left
    By the grace of god mended itself
    (when my lover left me)


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    Just one spontaneous verse, as my Muse hasn't quite returned just yet.... :D

    Jacquii.
     
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    Why thank-you, msJ ... it was rather spontaneous, and I thought, a little silly ... funny how our own perception differs from our readers.

    I like your blues piece ... very authentic. :)
     
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    Black Mask Waiting On Red Heat

    It’s been weeks
    hasn’t it…
    sitting here waiting
    to go out again
    someday soon another will come
    there will be a masked ball
    a private party somewhere
    or some lady will decide
    I could help spice things up
    like so many have before
    it’s not so bad waiting here
    I can see what all my ladies saw
    that last orgy? Whew…
    time for another one of those
    but really, all those scandalous affairs
    are fun
    but what I really love
    is the warmth I get
    from a woman
    deep in love
    ~
    Mike Carson
    11-16-2007
     
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    Beth, Ms Jacquii, and Kit...:wow::wow: Beautiful replies to this challenge!

    Kim <3
     
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    Brown Eyes

    With soft brown eyes of melted soul,
    The dog emplores he does cajole,
    To win from you a crumb or touch
    And in return he loves you much.



    ... bet you can't tell I'm a dog lover :D
     
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    Oh My! That poem was HAWT Mike! Great write and personifies the mask very well - I particularly like the last 2 lines about a "Woman deep in love" - quite creative!
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    Thanx BETH - It was a quick blues piece - just one verse - but I think it works well, speaking for the heart-shaped stone!

    I like your 2nd write as well! I have a few dogs myself actually and when I saw that pic on DeviantArt I couldn't help but to include it - Very nice job ;)

    Jacquii.

    NOW - WHERE IS EVERYONE AT - I THOUGHT YAWL'D LIKE THESE LAST 2 WRITING EXERCISES :bigboss:
     
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    Short Blueblack Stain

    stained. stained am i. motionless
    as the antarctic dripping sickles of motionless water. frozen
    in time where there's nothing but heartachen momentum.
    i cry myself to sleep in daytime hours.

    blue. blue am i. an icesickle or sorts; you can call
    me a stalactite.

    on the heir of notoriety i sit
    collecting dust like vampiric must; i'm like guano
    in the dewy dawn of morning:
    shit of the ages, only rock
    solid and dispensable like wetness.

    ha. i'm almost liquid
    if you look closely and relate like yesteryear.

    do you know Me?
     
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    Ozone Destruction

    OZONE DESTRUCTION

    Oh how Father Sky looks down upon me.
    Sighing as the humans destroy Him.
    All the cruel humans sputtering poison through roaring monsters.
    Father sky tells me many stories
    through the tears He lets drop upon me
    The clear, pure tears that fall
    run though my living veins
    and i feel His saddened soul
    flow through and give me life.
    I feel the pain of the toxins released into him
    killing that which gives the humans cause to live
    His protection over life breaks
    As Mother sun sees His weakened hold
    She forces her harmful wrath through Him
    Causing disease and death through all of us.
    Father Sky fights his best as I also partake in my share
    I provide the living matter animals need to survive
    Yet the humans do not appreciate, no not at all.
    Sadly, but surely, their stupidity and stubborness will eventually be our downfall.
     
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    Chapter Six : Book of Midnight Dreams

    Burn the hands that hold
    this book in mockery

    A cryptic prophecy of the highest hierarchy of evil
    still breathes fire of ancient ink

    Blind eyes that seen my pages have fallen prey
    to beasts of darkness in their dreams

    Tongues are cut out of the mouths in their sleep
    who tried to speak my words

    Brains are devoured of those
    who try to analyze my contents

    Faceless to those who disbelieve in the arcane
    Those who believe can see the face of the beast himself

    PD


     
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    this was very epic, I thought it has good word placement Kim
     
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    Thanks Erik for taking time to read and comment. Am very very very rusty...lol Will try another as well. Thanks my friend.

    Kim :)
     
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    Wow - Very imaginative pieces both KIM & DROFDAR - very intricate pieces of poetry with dark meanings, perhaps shedding a bit of light on those dark places that forever piques our imaginations.

    Wonderful poems YAWL - appreciates the sharing ;)

    Jacquii.
     
  18. Moonchild

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    Wonder Dog~


    Wow everyone has some excellent replies to the challenge!
    Nice work!

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    ~WONDER DOG~

    Out of all these humans walking by,
    I look different and I wonder why.
    I talk like them and eat and sleep.
    Even from my eyes I weep.

    They wear clothes so why don’t I?
    We’re both smaller than God’s big sky.
    I think like them but they don’t know.
    If only I could let it show.

    Why is my nose longer than theirs?
    And why do I have several more hairs?
    Why do I have four legs and they have two?
    Still, I’m man’s best friend and that means you.

    They get to drive and come and go as they please
    and they don’t have to sleep on the cold ground and freeze.
    Well, it’s a backwards world so I just nod
    and think, so what, backwards I’m a god.

    © January 8, 2008 Karen Davies
     
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    Dear Moonchild,

    I loved this! Absolutely delightful and clever I might add. Enjoyed the read very much!

    Painted :)
     
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    Ha! Very nice :dog:

    Jacquii.
     
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