Putting Fingers to Keyboard....#WQ : Creative

It's another week of  Wednesday Quotes, hosted by Marsha from Always Write. If you're interested in joining, you can find more about #WQ here.

It's been a bit since I've participated in a #WQ posting. Yikes. Life just happens and sometimes I can't make it happen. But hopefully I can find a way to be more consistent again. 

This weeks theme is really whatever we want it to be...around the word "creative" or readers choice. 

Creative = relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas. 
Creativity = the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.

Now, I've always been guilty of saying "oh, I'm not creative" or "I wish I was that creative", or even, "my parents had the creative, artistic gene, but it skipped me". How dare I utter those words when I was created by the most creative God in the universe. Of course I'm creative...I am made in his image. I simply have not tapped into all that is within me...for perhaps much of my life. I want more than anything to tap into that creativity...no it may not ever be published, admired, bought, win awards, but it's within me, and I need to let it out. What do I love, what do I enjoy creating, not matter the capacity. 

I hope you enjoy the quotes I found. They were ones that really spoke to me and that I can relate to in my own life. Sometimes I like to share my thoughts on each one, but sometimes I think it's good to let them speak for themselves. To meet the reader where they need it to be. 

And speaking of creativity, I thought I'd dry my hand at the Tanka Tuesday-24 Seasons Challenge hosted by Colleen Chesebro, that I see many other share. I love poetry (to some degree), and love the simplicity of it, but rarely try my own hand...so woven between these quotes I found, I'll share my own that hopefully with this weeks them. Marsha and Colleen, please let me know if I did it right, and linked it right. 

I need to read more about the challenge and the "24 seasons" because it is fascinating. But this weeks challenge was to compose 3 dodoitsu...which focuses on syllables rather than rhyming. they also have to each include three kigo phrases that were given. Apparently a Kigo is a word or phrase related to a season. I have a lot to learn. But I think this will be fun. I will highlight the Kigo phrase in each set.  The Dodoitsu is 4 lines with a 7-7-7-5 syllable pattern. 

#1 In the early winter dusk
      pink skies line the horizon
      and our breath is visible
      in the cold crisp air
                Kirstin Troyer 2023

#2 Along the shores of the lake
     Chilly north winds blow and call
     to all who would venture out
     come partake of me
            Kirstin Troyer 2023

#3 Curled in the warmth around the hearth
      in my chair I sit and read
      drinking coffee from my mug
      lost in thought and peace
              Kirstin Troyer 2023

Well, that was fun. 

With Joy Unquenchable,


  1. Fun indeed Kirstin. Creativity is pleasing yourself, if others enjoy what you create, even better 😀
    I like the crumpled paper with the quotes. It looks like you had an idea, discarded it and then came back, smoothing out the quotes as best you could 😂

    1. Ahh..yes, that is a good way to look at the background. We do that so often...toss something out only to go fish it out to redo it.

  2. Kirstin, incredibly, I was sitting here reading your blog post when you commented on my post. Great minds..... Anyway, I needed this today. The Osha quote spoke to me (actually, it kicked me in the butt). I have been feeling 'off' in the creativity department lately, and because of this quote, I realized that it isn't creativity that I've lost, it's the abundance of joy that I typically feel during the holidays. Time to suck it up and move forward. Bows and tinsel, here I come. Love your #3 best

    1. That's funny. I love getting those "kicks in the butt" when reading other peoples posts or choices. I'm glad it spoke to you. Your thoughts resonate with me too...sometimes we lose that joy, and have to find a way to get it back.

  3. Yes, it was fun! I love your three poems, the quotes, and the inspiration dotted about the post. All of it is lovely! 😊

  4. Hi Kirstin. Nice to meet you. I'm glad you joined in! Well done on your dodoitsu poems. They're all fabulous!

  5. Seamless trio that embrace the season.

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  7. Love the quotes and your poems! #3 is so good and gives me all the cozy feels.

  8. Kirstin, your poetry is perfect. I can see you sitting by the hearth drinking your coffee. I love the quote, "I'd like my crayons back please." How true. Now that we have a little bit of time extra, we all turn to our creative side and dabble. At least I am a dabbler. You may have made it to water color level! :)


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