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LISA M CRONKHITE
Maternal Infection

Judge me as if you're a god in the skies, pretending to be above me. You hover over my thoughts'" a dark cloud traveling with my every move'" a dying shadow nailed to my hands and feet. Your earthly offspring conceived of a polluted womb , molded me to a black future, for I have no presence in your life. Condemn me in this world with your hollow eyes, sending me through a jackknife mind, slitting hatred in my veins. I will endure the wrath you infected me with. But know this. You will never sabotage the unborn child within this injured heart.
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Easy Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The process of writing an article involves more than just getting your thoughts down on paper or, in today's world, into a word processor program. It is essential that you first capture the interest of your readers and keep them reading. In order to get your message across to your readers it is imperative that you first grab their interest and, at the same time, arouse their curiosity.

Obviously, the principal need one has to have in putting together an article is creativity. Creativity does not come naturally to many people, while others just seem to have the knack. For most people getting started can be very stressful if they run into a writer's block when they just can't seem to get their creative juices flowing.

Crafting appropriate images for readers from a collection of words is truly an art. Producing a clear and well defined description requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. While metaphors and similes are a great help, a really good article which grabs the readers interest is the result of well thought out combinations of words, sentences and paragraphs.

So, what to do when you sit down to start and nothing comes to mind? While there are no definitive ways to get wonderful ideas, there are some simple ways to get past your "block". Clearly, no one method is guaranteed to get you ready for the task of article writing, you will find below five suggestions which I believe can help:

Always have a small pad or a voice recorder with you to record your thoughts. Thoughts, ideas, impressions and remembrances can triggered at any time through the use of all your senses. Your senses can aid greatly and act as a form of radar for ideas to record for future reference. You can also record things that you have read or heard; perhaps someone's basic ideas could be used to expand your own ideas. A word of caution, only use these ideas as inspiration, to avoid plagiarism. Bear in mind that an idea or creativity itself can come from any source: your development of such makes it unique.

It is important to take time to relax. This gives you time to organize your thoughts and ideas at the same time giving you time to get the clutter out of your mind to make room for good creative ideas. To work at full speed your mind has to be clear. Try your best to rid yourself of any of any hurdles that can negatively impact your creativity. When you are you are troubled by something it is hard to stay focused.

Contemplate your experiences and your interactions with others. These experiences shape your mindset and your opinions which quite often are reflected in your writing. Introspection is a great tool for discovering your inner self and what triggers your emotions. Your creative growth will be aided by your own self-awareness and really help your ability to express yourself. A proper working environment can be a stimulation to you creativity. Your working place can be quite a barrier if it doesn't give you a positive and relaxed attitude.

A good state of mind is necessary for creativity to flourish. Anything that is contra to that, such as a messy or depressing workplace, will mean that it will be very difficult to fire up your creativity. It is also a good idea to have things around you that help your mood. Pictures, inspirational signs, objects that bring back good memories or anything that improves your mood. Getting into the right mood is important. This requires that you just go with the moment or to induce yourself to feel what makes your mind works best. As mentioned above, knowing what makes you tick will help you find ways to get your creative juices flowing. Other ways to set the mood might be having a little sip of wine to stir up the imagination, playing some light background music or even changing the lighting of the environment.

Do something different or crazy; maybe, take an impromptu trip to a new area. Getting out of your daily routine and away from your regular environment from time to time can be wonderful for your creativity. This introduction of new experiences to your life can make your imagination get into a higher gear.

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Poetry endangers the established order  of the soul - Plato

Stein once said, "If Mr. Robert Frost is at all good as a poet, it is because he is a farmer -- really in his mind a farmer, I mean."


Maternal Infection Easy Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing The Nuns Gave Me Shelter  
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WARD KELLEY
The Nuns Gave Me Shelter
The nuns gave me shelter -- hiding me from those who would kill me -- there in the cellar of their convent, below with the wine, the formal linens, and also now a Jew. I spent many days in the dark, and I must say I reached a point of mind where I could think of nothing but the odd sexuality of the sisters; forgive me, but it's true: the rustling of their habits, the purity of their faces -- the younger ones I should say -- and the way they seek to appear as androgynous . . . there in the dark, these women became quite alluring, as though making love to them would bring me nearer to God, but it's true: every man wants to think the act of sex is a carnal act enabling a comprehension of infinity, a religious endeavor, a passion, and if this is so, just imagine what fruits these dear nuns would bear, just imagine . . . but I was crazy, this was me at my most insane, and in the end, the only thing I gave these good nuns was my great gratitude. So forgive me, I simply sat in the dark far too long.
Artist's note: Abba Kovner (1918-1987) was one of the founding leaders of the United Organization of Partisans, which was formed in the Vilna ghetto as an armed resistance to the Nazis. After WWII he eventually settled in kibbutz Ein Hahoresh where he dedicated most of his time to writing. In 1970 Kovner received the Israel Prize for Literature. He once commented, "Who are the living and the dead? I don't know how to answer this question. But I believe there is one place in the world without cemeteries. This is the place of poetry." During the German occupation of Vilna in 1941, Kovner hid with a few other partisans temporarily in a Dominican convent.

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