Postcard Fiction: A Call to Arms (Freedom #2)






When I began my response to Jane Dougherty’s prompt “Freedom”, I first looked in my collage box of faces for couples that seemed to work together.  At the same time I was thinking about the Secret Keeper’s words for the week of October 3rd:  BRAVE – TEND – PURE – LEAD – DANCE .

I decided to do a Cento Poem, one that takes its lines from the works of other poets.  I like to play with words, and this is also a good excuse to read a lot of different poetry by a lot of different poets.  So I collected poetic phrases that contained the words (not that difficult with google at your fingertips) and played around with different arrangements.


This couple seemed to fit the spirit of the words.  And given the state of the world, perhaps I was anticipating the state of mind I would need for 2017…


O my brave soul!
Untended there beneath the heedless sky
leap and sparkle, dance and shine
in a world of pure imagination
Up and lead the dance of Fate!

 Poets, in order of appearance:
Walt Whitman, Sidney Lanier, Sarojini Naidu, Roald Dahl, Aeschylus


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24 responses to “Postcard Fiction: A Call to Arms (Freedom #2)”

  1. Jane Dougherty says :

    I like this one too, and the words fit perfectly the earnest expressions of your characters.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    It all fits together so perfectly! I love how the couple seem to looking at each other–earnestly, as Jane says.

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    The gray splash, lower-left, gives the feel of a mermaid’s tail – as if this is the meeting of two worlds and a decision to move from one to the other.

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  4. Teresa Robeson says :

    I admire how well you not only keep up with the challenges but also manage to make meaningful and beautiful art. Often when I try to do challenges, I find myself running out of time and doing a half-assed job of it. :}

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  5. Jodi says :

    love these characters and the words and how you put it all together – once again – blown away!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kestrelart says :

    You have a collage box?

    Cool piece
    Happy New Year to you both, Nina and Kerfe

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