In talking about balance and Yin and Yang, I can’t help but think about right and left brains. I took one of those stupid Facebook quizzes recently and it told me that I’m 76% Left brained (focusing on Symbolism) and 24% Right brained. I am a very linear thinker. Things are orderly. Numbers don’t lie. I am not flowery, I am squarely in “the box” so when someone says to think outside the box, I’m at a loss. Make up something on the spot without parameters, I don’t think so. So 876% left sounds about right (or correct as the case may be.)
“So, if you’re so left brained and non-creative how can you be a poet and so successful at Charlapalooza?” you might ask.
There was a large and glaring difference between the poems that Danielle Rose (my last competitor) wrote and those that I wrote. Mine were shorter, condensed and more literal translations of the suggestions. Danielle’s were more creative, more outside the box. Here’s an example.
|Photo by Kely Luzio-Cardona|
One to each