Painting from Mind’s Eye

“Each week Carry On Tuesday will publish either a famous quotation or a line from a book, song or poem and invite you to Carry On where words stop. You may use some of the words or all of them either at the start of your piece or within the body of your work.”


Moving Energy

I paint a picture
from mind’s eye, not my head
or stifled trickle


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” , 2011

This week’s inspiration prompt:
a line from 27 year old singer songwriter
Amy Winehouse’s song Valerie.
In my head I paint a picture


Amy Winehouse, British singer-songwriter, five-time Grammy winner  9/14/1983 – 7/23/2011

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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10 Responses to Painting from Mind’s Eye

  1. Jingle says:

    cool entry, love the wit in it.



  2. dani says:

    i agree about the images from our mind’s eye ~ another wonderful poem, Becca. i heard on network news that Amy may have died from alcohol poisoning because she stopped drinking cold turkey. if true, that makes it even sadder that she should die when trying to get clean. i haven’t been able to write anything to this prompt. not sure if i can.


    • becca givens says:

      I cannot do all of Carry On Tuesdays … if I have to work too hard at it … I pass it! You are writing is blossoming more and more! Thank you for visiting, dani. I appreciate your support!


  3. Susan says:

    A different take on the prompt. I’m also experimenting on Haiku now. It seems this technique comes naturally to you. I enjoyed it so much, Thank you.


  4. This was a lovely tribute to a talented woman gone too soon. Thank you for thinking of Amy.

    The whole “Just say NO” discussion out there about her drug use ignores the fact that she, like me, was diagnosed manic depressive. Difference? She refused to take Rx and self-medicated instead, paying a horrible price. That you could find such beauty in a phrase of her proves that her music will never die. Thanks, Becca. Amy


    • becca givens says:

      Manic depression, as any depression, is a challenge to contain … the individual sometimes doesn’t know where to turn to grasp an understanding, and most often it is misunderstood by the lay public.

      As always, I appreciate your visit and comment.


  5. Renee Espriu says:

    Sometimes the most beautiful images are there…in the ‘mind’s eye’. Love your imagery.


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