(This poem is my first entry for the group MAGPIE TALES.
The inspiration is this drawing , No. 8, Black Flowing, Jackson Pollock

No. 8, Black Flowing, Jackson Pollock
No. 8, Black Flowing, Jackson Pollock



So many thoughts and images
tangle and mingle and jiggle
the senses
Life in my brain is filled with riches
and images, clearly vivid
through lenses

Here is joy and happiness
awe and mystery, new invention
Never too full, always room for more
learn as much about all things
no limit — that’s my intention.






34 responses to “BRAIN WORKING”

  1. writersdream9 Avatar

    Perfect pairing of picture and words!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      that is their picture…very good picture of my brain actually … BTW, come on back to the new chat, it’s so new it can’t be manned all the time. You were like the first after Sam

      1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        thanks I chatted with Sam earlier today

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      I saw the drawing they provided and said Hey! its my brain LOL

  2. Tess Kincaid Avatar
    Tess Kincaid

    There is always room for more…

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      yes, I am very grateful that my brain and mind are still able to bring in new information and process the old to some extent.

  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) Avatar

    I think that’s what a mind is… just tangles and webs.. maybe somewhere more like an ink-blot test really.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      I think so too. how interesting it would be if our brains worked to capacity, but Im not sure we have evolved far enough to handle it.

  4. Bushka Avatar

    Certainly captures the ‘confusion’ implicit in the drawing. 😉

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      not so much confusion, I saw it as a conglomerate of thoughts and impressions. They say we only use ten percent of our brains.

      1. Bushka Avatar

        Yes…So it is said..What about those – I daresay in the majority – who ‘must keep busy’…..Too little time to reflect and refresh? 😉

      2. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        oh yes, that isn’t a problem for me…even sitting still and thinking is activity for me. I refuse to be old and just waiting to croak.

  5. Melinda Kucsera Avatar

    I’ve been trying to figure out what the image on magpie’s site is saying for about ten minutes and then I decided to see how you tackled it. You drilled right down into the heart of the matter in a beautifully done poem. Bravo!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      I think they used the drawing as a prompt, and whatever is the reaction to it. I didn’t know for sure how to link it to the site. thanks for your comment 😃

      1. Melinda Kucsera Avatar

        Yes, I just posted my take on the prompt. I couldn’t leave a comment on Magpie’s page. WordPress and blogger weren’t playing well together. Oh well.

  6. Noirfifre Avatar

    Your interpretation focused on the mind, which is cool. Jumble up just like the image. haha.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thank you, as soon as I saw the drawing the poem also came to me.

      1. Noirfifre Avatar

        Instant brain working.

  7. Kathe W. Avatar

    Enjoy reading your poem- the more you look the more you can see!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      yes, the drawing is perfect

  8. calensariel Avatar

    Well that certainly fit the picture! My brain looks like that inside, too!!! Great job.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      that’s a good thing

  9. Bekkie Avatar

    So happy to see you here from class Gradmama! There is always room for more in my brain, yours must be full of wonder you are so talented.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      glad to be here, thanks for the welcome

  10. Rosey Pinkerton Avatar

    Picture and words in chaotic harmony! Brilliant.

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      chaotic harmony! oh yah, perfect.

  11. othermary Avatar

    I like your interpretation of the painting very much. I hope you enjoy the Magpie group.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks othermary, appreciate it and see you over there (or here…this works nicely)

  12. Tess Kincaid Avatar
    Tess Kincaid

    The rhyming pattern works well here…

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thank you, I have not written much poetry and I had great fun in the class

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