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For A Rainy Day – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Imaginary

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“The real world is much smaller than the imaginary one.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

For A Rainy Day

I bought an imaginary
just the other day,
took it home and
kept in its box
for a rainy day,
I peeked,
watching it glow
as it beat like a heart
of swirling colour,
then today I set it free
ending the darkness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Imaginary (It isn’t hard to do)

via Daily Prompt: Imaginary

Image is the root word, so imaginary is an image only in the mind, not real.

Some people recount having had an imaginary friend as a child. I never did. However, I did use my imagination in other ways. I had, for a short time, an imaginary place, a jungle. It was simply (on our large block) my father’s overgrown veggie patch where I hunted tigers and lions and camped. I also remember lying on the grass, looking up and seeing all sorts of things in clouds (I still do).

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ is a profound movie. Though dark and confronting, it shows how we use imagination, how the imaginary works, how it can be an insight into our self.

Both Freud and Jung worked positively with the imagination, as with dreams, it is a key or gateway to the inner workings of a person. the imaginary always lilnks to something real, something experienced, something known.

The imaginary fires creativity too, design, art, film making, writing, engineering, play, all use imagination.

In that sense, imaginary may be, on the surface or to the untrained person, not real. But to the insighful and the aware, the imaginary is an insight to the workings of the self and a portal to creativity for all ages.

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