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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 24

"If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."

~Vincent Van Gogh

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.


  1. many voices talk
    telling you you aren't enough
    make sure you talk back

  2. my aura
    colored outside the lines
    the color
    of green desert dogs
    hunting in a forest of orange

    Gary B

  3. starlit sky--
    I feel lighted
    amongst them