The Bells Cut Through the Din

Blue Christmas by Maria L. Berg 2021

New Poem

Today’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt from Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest is to write a cut poem. This prompt instantly brought a lot to mind since already today I cut a new bokeh filter of bells.

Trimming Down

The cuts, so many cuts
dicing the unwanted
and splicing what’s left
into a new continuum
now to erase and replace
memories and beliefs
that would contradict
the revisionist
It must be exhausting work
recreating reality in
delusional contortion
I hear the constant snips
the busy sheers cutting
cutting at the shape
of me

Carol of the Bells by Maria L. Berg 2021
Water Bells by Maria L. Berg 2021

The Changing Focus Blogging Challenge

December’s theme is Rest, Sleep, and Hibernation. Today, inspired by my photo prompt “bells,” I turned some vases into water bells and over the next few days plan to record myself playing them with different levels of water. What I recorded today would not be called “soothing” sounds, but I hope with some reverb, maybe changing the speed, etc. I may make some sounds to add to my collection. Plus, they’re really pretty and change in the light through out the day.

Reflective Water Bells by Maria L. Berg 20221

If you’ve enjoy the photographs I’ve been taking, I’ve added some to my RedBubble store and I’m excited about the new products. The abstract bokeh really lends itself to product design. So fun. When you’re in my store, please click the heart on all the products and images you like. That will help my work get attention and hopefully help people find me. Thank you!

December Daily Prompts by Maria L. Berg 2021 Please leave your links in the comments. I hope you will join me.

Happy Reading and Writing!