Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Credit: @HanneDenmark

So yesterday the Archuleta fandon was thrilled to receive news that David's fifth solo album will be released on August 7, 2012. The album, entitled "BEGIN." will be a collection of both covers and original pieces. Quite a bit of talk has been circulating about the unusual title for this album. Speculation about David's message from this one-word, punctuated proclamation (yes - he always has a message for us) has run the gamut from links to a quote from Mother Theresa to David restarting his career to countless other theories. I've thought about this for a while and have decided it will be necessary to learn the titles of and hear the words to the songs on this album before I can take an educated guess as to the message he wishes to convey to us this time.

That said, I did a little research as to the meaning of the word "begin" and synonyms for this word. This made me start to ponder and so a new poem was born. This is a variation on a poetic form I have attempted before, the cinquain. Below is a Butterfly Cinquain for "BEGIN."


Arise, Create.
Give birth to new ideas.
Embark on a journey of hope.
Break ground.
Prepare to open up your heart.
Motivate others. Lead.
Make lives better.
Start now!

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