This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘The Last Post on WordPress’
Prompt ~ PARTAKES
by John Yeo
There will be a moment of excitement, When the visitor finally arrives. We have awaited this astral event, The omens have been here throughout our lives. A shining star form is approaching us; A journey lasting many centuries; Relentless, exciting and glorious, Through an endless path of wild stormy skies. Freely, through seas of ice, darkness and light, Of turbulence and fiery icy fields. Bringing extra dimension and insight That the beginning and ending reveals. When the Earth partakes in a magical moment As a fiery comet enters our firmament.
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘The Daily Post on WordPress’
Prompt ~Share the Love
Tell us about another blogger who has influenced your own online journey.
THE POWER OF WORDS
by John Yeo
It was ten years ago when I first came into contact with a man who had a big influence on my writing.
I followed his writing on a daily basis, overwhelmed with his poetry. He would write a long powerful poem on a daily basis and publish it on his Facebook page. It was to become a joy for me to wake in the morning and to start my day by reading his latest overnight post. I began commenting daily on his published poem and receiving a response. We became good online friends, to the point of him signing off by always sending. ‘Love to Margaret,’ my wife.
He was also a brilliant and accomplished artist, often displaying and selling his work online.
Sadly he passed away on the first of March, 2014.
PATRICK WHITE R.I.P.
by John Yeo
Tragedy; a situation that can be woven into verse?
Not a difficult question for the power of the pen.
Advice from a talented well-respected poet and artist
Patrick White (15/09/1948 – 01/03/2014)
‘I Often employ a Sufi practice in my poems, called scattering. You seed the wind with so many flowers, stars, images, the border guards of front door consciousness are overwhelmed by them to the extent that they start coming in the undefended… back door of the subconscious that listens to and hears everything without missing a thing. The point is to get in first, and then let the conscious mind find a place for them to settle. As for the form, its dynamic, not static and runs like a northern river back to its source, with all the inflections of water, whitewater, still water, falling water etc. reflecting the various moods and intensities of the poet along the way.’ Patrick White
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The book takes an in-depth study of the huge reliance the past and the present world leaders have been forced to place on their geographical locations.
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The reasons for many political decisions on World peace and prosperity are explained here. The information forecast, sometimes drifts from the reality of recent events but the forecast for the future prosperity and development of the individual nations is fascinating.
I would thoroughly recommend this book as a great learning experience.