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Welcome! A few years ago, I discovered an application that artists employ in their works to bring cultural awareness to their audiences. Having discerned this semiotic theory that applies to literature, music, art, film, and the media, I have devoted the blog, "Theory of Iconic Realism" to explore this theory. The link to the publisher of my book is below. If you or your university would like a copy of this book for your library or if you would like to review it for a scholarly journal, please contact the Edwin Mellen Press at the link listed below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

29 December, 2017

Happy New Year 2018!

Whether you'll be bringing in the New Year with a crowd, by candlelight, 
or by the light of the moon, 
may your illumination lead you to peace, love and joy!

The new year begins as any other day with the exception of a different numeral representing the earth's orbit around the star we call sun. Often, we use this time to mark an opportunity to make changes; however, change can occur more readily if one is clearly aware of that which may or may not need alteration. With this in mind, below are three New Year's creative challenge options:

1. Get a piece or two of paper and a pencil. Yes, I said paper and pencil. Okay, you may use a pen if that's all you have.
2. Find a quiet place and plant yourself. (It could be indoors or outdoors.) Get comfortable.
3. Close your eyes; breathe slowly in; exhale very slowly out. Repeat this a few times until your mind is calm, open and receptive.
4. Be aware of every sensory response that you experience for 10 minutes and write them down in the form of a sensuous poem.
Ask yourself what it is that you will do this year to advance humanity (or simply yourself) toward a higher level of consciousness. Then write a poem about it.
Write your own version of 'Auld Lang Syne.' 


My Option I:

Sweet Dreams
Softly sounds the beat
steadily pulsating
plummeting my senses
DEEP DEEp DEep Deep deep deep
into a serene, sensual
serenade of sleep:
melting touch of love’s heat
aroma in each breath of life
vision restored in faith
sweet flavor of trust
song of hope,
slowly sifting
sands of consciousness
into a sea of dreams
where fantasy releases
a genesis of truth.

© Jeanne I. Lakatos

My Option II:
New Year Haiku
Nuance awareness
Axis  of vision’s splendor
Creative vigor 

© Jeanne I. Lakatos

My Option III:
Aulde Lang Syne Revisited
The moment passes
into a new year.
In body and mind
serenity is clear.
In this sweet moment
reigns our chance to thrive
to bring love, peace and joy
so fully alive!

© Jeanne I. Lakatos