The Paintbrush of Abstracting Images Book Blast and Interview

By Lorana Hoopes


Title: Thy Paintbrush to Abstracting Images

Author: Shavonda Robinson

Genre: Poetry

A collection of poems that will take readers on a constant journey by creating a world between an abundant imagination and reality based situations.

This poet has a way of waving her magic wand and putting up a persuasive point of view.

This poet also has super pen powers on the page with a creativity level that cannot be tamed and she will dazzle you with her captivating gift when it comes to connecting with others by using images and musicality to tell different poetic stories throughout the entire book.

Author Bio



Shavonda Robinson is an accomplished writer whose credits include being published in a few anthologies and magazines. She also is the founder of Create something for the future an online poetry magazine for upcoming poets and writers. She has won a few awards in poetry and songwriting.

She is inspired by the power of words when it comes to transforming ourselves and our thoughts by the written word.

She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her two beautiful children.


What is your favorite type of poetry?

My favorite type of poetry is confessional, abstract and lyrical.

What do you wish people knew about poetry?
Poetry is a universal language that relates everyone in different ways. Poetry is more than words, thoughts, story or message is already engraved in some of us to be creators of our time.
Who have been some of your biggest influences?
Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath
These extraordinary figures made a way for other poets like me and my peers.
Where is your favorite place to write?
I love to write in the park because I feel my creative side comes out.
If you couldn’t write, what would you do instead?
I would be a counselor who works especially with teens who has normal issues like depression, self image and being abused.



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Book Excerpts

Captivating taste

Your vision is beautiful.

I am captivated by your taste.

Different flavors of art

I can not erase.

Pieces may fall in between

You and i.

I can see your artistic view flying away.

Beauty has held me captive for years.

Baby, you got me so addicted

To the colors in you.

Like a rainbow so bright

And full of truth.

Your vision is what led me right to you

If i could, i would walk through the sea

Just to get to you.

Wanna get lost in your world.

So i can spend my time

Exploring all of you.

Boy, let me tell you

Your colors shine through.

Different colors of art

Shall lead me to you.

Your vision is beautiful.

I am captivated by your taste.

You are an angel flying away.

I live in forbidden paradise

Where you and i belong together.

I am captivated by your love.

You dare me to fullfill a naughty dream

When i am thinking of you.

Somewhere in a place

Where i can imagine

You and me together

Until the end of time.

Oceania Thoughts

The ocean writes to me

A personal letter, it is almost like

Someone poured colored dye into the water.

Ocean breeze and fresh surroundings

To be a fairytale dream.

The ocean writes to me,

Telling me to watch

For the horizon sunset

Hiding away its glory.

The ocean mixed it up beyond a potion.

A sweet nursery rhyme

Taught things how to grind.

Juicy watermelon drips from Oceania’s mouth of doubt.

Listen as we are so quiet and shameless,

As the oceans rushes its waves back and forth.

The ocean refuses to dry in land.

When all we see is the vibe

Making straightforward void of colorless voices

Run away like someone has escaped.

The ocean writes to me

A long six-paragraph in a note.

I think about its own life

Gliding into the rules of colorful voice.

The ocean writes its thoughts into a letter of understanding,

Pointing toward a map of drifting memories.

A lost breezy wind from the past

Makes you laugh.

The ocean blows a whisper in my ear.

Deep down inside of the botttom,

It is taking on a new life

As the ocean writes to me

In a sign language speech.

I love to watch the deep, beautiful ocean.

I take a snapshot of its own reality.

Oceania speaks to me through eyes

Of its personality.

Spiral Eternity

I build the blocks up like a mountain.

Now i stand it to watch you

from a distance.

Rising to the top

Marks the birth of a star.

I barely touched the top before falling so hard,

Before i stumble,

Feeling so weak at the knees.

Fainting in a spell,

Oh, Sandy, pour water on me

Build up a mountain out of blocks.

Starting from all the alphabets

A through Z.

God can you see blocks up so high,

Reaching all the way up to heaven.

I stand upon the blocks,

Rising to the top after recovering from a relapse.

Can you see walking toward

A spiral eternity?

Here are the gods of past history myth.

Counting on fingers awaits a fantasy

Which i stand upon mountains set way back.

I will walk to you, my God

Elevated by powers to walk on the line

Rising to the top.

I fell to the botttom

When scars covered up my body,

But i get up and continue to walk on forward

Through the mountains of blocks.

Lorana Hoopes is an author of children’s books and clean inspirational romance novels.Her books are available at Amazon.Heartbeats series Wishing stone series

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