Writing 201: Landscape – Renewed Eyes

Writing 201: Landscape

Writing 201: Landscape

Writing 201: Landscape

(I took this picture near one of my favourite trees at a sunset in Richmond Park)

Renewed Eyes

I hear the birds’ sing

I hear the planes fly

I see the deer graze

I see majestic trees high

I smell the sweet blossom

And dewy water, life giving so often

I feel the ground beneath my feet

I feel the breeze, it makes me complete

I am at one with the world

Life’s joys seem limitless

and this is where I experience happiness

© Justine Nagaur

I was thinking about Richmond Park as I wrote this.  One of my favourite places of which I am doing a monthly seasonal photo challenge.  I can never get bored of the area it seems.  You can see a bit of Richmond Park here:- Richmond Park changing seasons

I think also as some of you may know there was a period when I didn’t think I would get out of the house again, there was that very real fear.  Then suddenly when you ‘do’ manage to get out you see the world in a different way, take joy in the small things, take ‘time’ to enjoy what is around you and learn not to take it for granted.

So I did focus on the theme ie landscape.  However I didn’t honour the form, that being found.  I enjoy ‘writing’, not fiddling, cutting and glueing up pieces of paper.  Though I respect those that do.

i’m not sure whether I included enumeratios.

For those of you doing the photography course, I would love to know what has been your favourite assignment yet and why?

For my non poetry blogger buddies, how have you found reading my poems every day?

Justine xx

Your prompt: landscape

Today’s form: found poetry

Today’s device: enumeratio

Lucile’s Photo 101: Rehab

  61 comments for “Writing 201: Landscape – Renewed Eyes

  1. February 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Great picture and that tree is awesome.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM

      Thank you, yes I fear my poetry attempt was terribly lacking today in fact I am rather ashamed of it, but i wont remove it, as it is testament to remind myself how NOT to write a poem lol. I love the tree i think it must have been hit by lightening and it was a lovely sunset 🙂

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      • February 26, 2015 at 8:29 PM

        No need for shame. .. you have written a beautiful poem with a reason for being.

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        • February 26, 2015 at 9:21 PM

          awe thank you, lovely of you to say such a thing. I have started to voice record and did this whilst walking home, trying to get ‘in the moment’ 🙂

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          • February 27, 2015 at 2:08 AM

            I would like to do voice record as I often come up with ideas and ‘text’ but I am not in a position to leap for the pen. Do you have a particular device or app that you use?

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            • February 28, 2015 at 8:43 AM

              ah yes i use my phone, iPhone to be precise and there are tonnes of free apps on there, if you have an android i am sure you would find similar x

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        • February 26, 2015 at 9:21 PM

          how are you feeling now we are nearly at the end?

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          • February 27, 2015 at 2:11 AM

            Two minds at start and almost didn’t join. Experience has been great but intense particularly when overlaid with a huge work load and home load. But it has allowed me to escape for the briefest moment from both of these :-). You?

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            • February 28, 2015 at 8:44 AM

              yes it has been hard but good keeping up with it, i havn’t done yesterdays as was out most of the day, will try today. I am sad however it is over and am thinking of having a photo rehab where people can congregate hehe x

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      • February 27, 2015 at 10:42 AM

        No, I think you did well with writing the poem as well. Writing poetry is my biggest fear and although I have attempted writing and publishing a few, I still can not bring myself to write it, as it really does scare me. You’ve done very well just by doing the Writing 201 course. Poetry scared me off from trying it out, so well done to you. 🙂

        I’m certainly very glad you keep it here on the post.

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        • February 28, 2015 at 8:51 AM

          awe you should have tried it, honestly i felt the same. They will have it again and Ben who organized the course was so supportive as well as other bloggers. I hope you give it a go next time and thank you for your lovely words. I shall attempt to do some more poetry hehe x

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  2. February 26, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Poetry and photography seem meant to go together. I love your creativity!

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    • February 26, 2015 at 7:35 PM

      Thank you they do seek to and I confess my poetry today was a tad lacking xx how are you btw?

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      • February 26, 2015 at 9:33 PM

        doing the next thing is how I am, and trying to be thankful that I get to do that. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great start to 2015

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        • February 28, 2015 at 8:31 AM

          I’ve missed our chats, hope to correct that 🙂

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  3. February 26, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    I live just a little wander from Richmond Park and I adore it.. what you say about being at one with the world, it’s the ideal place for that, so quite amongst such a busy, noisy city. Great poem.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 7:36 PM

      No way then you must live near me then 🙂 east sheen? X

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      • February 26, 2015 at 7:54 PM

        I’m in Kingston! How funny, we looked at East Sheen when we moved here! Lovely area! 😀

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        • February 26, 2015 at 9:18 PM

          I love it. My eldest goes to school near Kingston, Grey court. I take it your pretty young from your photo, college, Uni? etc?

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          • February 26, 2015 at 10:10 PM

            Oh how funny! Ha I’m at the age where I can now take that as a compliment… 30 this year! I was at uni in central London, and started craving a bit of greenery when the city rush got a bit too much past 27! I’m originally from Oxford though. How about you?

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            • February 28, 2015 at 8:37 AM

              ah well I was born in London, Chelsea to be exact, then went to Hampshire to live from the age of 3 but various boarding schools, then back to London at 16, then back to Hampshire, back and forth, then finally back now for over 20 yrs, suffice to say I AM older than you lol. I’ve been in East Sheen the last four years and really love it. What are you doing now?

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              • February 28, 2015 at 9:12 AM

                Ah, all very lovely locations! After moving from Oxford I’ve been from Marylebone to Shoreditch to Brick Lane to Canada Water then finally settled here in Kingston! I work from home now as a full time writer, mostly copywriting and content writing, I studied at the London College of Fashion so it’s mainly fashion bits, but I had my first fiction piece published last year, which is the direction I’m trying to go in… although it’s very tough. I noticed you’re a published writer, is that what you do full time?

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                • February 28, 2015 at 4:36 PM

                  noooo I wish I did it full time. Most of my work is voluntary though I love it, I am at the point of wanting to get paid for it. Great though that you are 🙂 what was the fictional piece?

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                  • February 28, 2015 at 11:51 PM

                    It is a difficult world to crack! My piece was a short story on the theme of time, and it was published in a very lovely literary magazine called Popshot (http://popshotpopshot.com if you want to have a look!), I was very lucky, it was my first on a long list of dream publications, many of which have since rejected me… haha, I’m still getting used to that.

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                    • March 2, 2015 at 4:21 PM

                      Thanks for the link. That’s good you got published I hope you got paid too :). Rejection is a big thing in the writing world, well I guess in any creative genre, takes a while to get used to, I havn’t yet. x

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                    • March 3, 2015 at 12:15 PM

                      Hmm not just yet, that’s the problem with a lot of literary magazines, they’re so beautiful but the editors find it hard to fund them, so lots don’t pay! I’m quite good at letting the rejection go now, I think the key is not to dwell on it, most of the time I just shrug my shoulders, but some of the time I frown and think “what the hell, that story was awesome”, haha. To be honest I think the key is all in the research… which is very time consuming! x

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                    • March 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM

                      yes as long as you like the story that is mostly what counts and yes i know some other writers for magazines that don’t get paid 😦 such a shame that art seems to have no price to it x

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                    • March 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

                      I think it’s an age old battle for artists at every level and across all disciplines, between doing the things that make money but don’t offer much integrity and doing the stuff we really want to do for free. It’s not nice really is it?! x

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                    • March 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM

                      no its really cut throat and disheartening at times x

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  4. February 26, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Beautiful!
    Life’s happiness lies in the shelter of the nature.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 7:37 PM

      Thank you it does. Though my poetry that’s rather lacking hides in the glory of the sunset x

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  5. February 26, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    I love that photograph and so glad you got out of the house again. I do believe we appreciate things in a new way when our lives have been challenged in one way or another

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    • February 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

      Very true and the photo was a nice surprise :-)!

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    • February 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

      How are you doing? X

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      • February 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM

        I am great. How are you doing? It’s been cold here so I’ve been taking some time to be at home 😉

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        • February 26, 2015 at 7:46 PM

          Ahh I’m off to the pain clinic next week for three weeks so getting ready for that. Just rainy here but not too cold so bearable hehe

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          • February 26, 2015 at 7:50 PM

            Are you managing the pain? Feeling okay?

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            • February 26, 2015 at 9:17 PM

              it’s ok depending on what i do. I am meditating daily now and I have a chi machine which really helps. Trying to pace is prob the hardest thing. Getting there slowly its not gone but just managing it a tad better, 🙂 Thank you for asking xx ❤

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  6. February 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    That a very nice take on today’s challenge. I especially like the end “makes me complete / I am at one with the world / Life’s joys seem limitless / and this is where I experience happiness”
    I guess we just have to open our eyes sometimes to see all the beauty and simply enjoy the moment.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 9:19 PM

      yes very true and i was feeling the poem was not great, so your words have made me smile, thank you for that xxx

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  7. February 26, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    I have enjoyed your poetry, Justine. Your words shine like your photographs.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 8:36 AM

      hehe what a lovely vision you made there Mark and thank you for your encouraging words. do you have exciting plans this weekend? x

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      • February 28, 2015 at 2:27 PM

        I do, Justine. I am going for my vanity appointment this morning. I must keep my hair and beard looking sharp. 🙂

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        • February 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM

          haha goodness you only had that doen the other day, how fast does it bring..i have a yeti in my mind now lol

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          • February 28, 2015 at 5:54 PM

            I have the shave and cut done every four weeks, Justine. My yeti beard grows very fast! 🙂

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        • March 2, 2015 at 4:36 PM

          you always look sharp!

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  8. February 27, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    This photo and poem is just what I need today. Thanks for your creations Justine, always inspiring. 🙂

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    • February 28, 2015 at 8:42 AM

      thank you glad you enjoyed it and it was a lucky photo, my fav tree and a glorious sunset x

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  9. February 27, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    This is lovely Justine, great photo and your words touch the heart, it’s clear that you love being there. It’s so great to find a place that you really love, not everyone gets that. Good on you love xx.

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  10. artseafartsea
    February 27, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    I enjoyed the poem like everyone else, and the photo is amazing.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      thank you so much, glad you liked it, it was photography wise one of those lovely moment sx

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      • artseafartsea
        February 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM

        Indeed it was.

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  11. February 28, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    What a beautiful photo, Justine, and that poem complements it perfectly. It’s nice to read you are able to get out more. Let me know how you are doing and about that pain clinic…email me. I am curious. x

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    • March 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      awe thank you for your lovely words. I start tomorrow, i am nervous but kinda excited. I am glad I am doing it, otherwise i would always wonder. Trying to get everything done ie childcare, food etc has been a mare, but all part of it i guess. I have pre scheduled a few posts but might update lonely place if i have enough energy x

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