Monday, May 3, 2010

Challenge for the week: A poem a day

I don't have any amazing prizes to give away, but I would like to invite you to join me in writing a poem a day this week.

Maybe poetry isn't your "thing," but I have to say that isn't always mine either. I started writing it on a regular basis to break those dry spells in my writing. I mean, if I'm having a hard time getting in a 1,000 words a day, I should be able to write nine lines of verse, or twelve, or maybe a haiku.

So, after writing poetry mainly on days when I was having a "bad" writing day, feeling down on my ability to express myself, or just needing to boost the thoughtfulness going into my word choices, I decided to write it more regularly. I write about 20 poems a month now, and most of them are terrible.

So, good or not, I'm writing at least a poem a day this week and posting them. If you would like to join me, just go ahead and post yours in the comment section. Good, bad, ugly, strange, go for it! Try dancing with the language. You never know, you might come up with something wonderful!

Here's my day's attempts:

apple blossoms cast
white petals in green grass
-spring's bridal veil

wind roars through the trees
gusts crashing branches like
- waves breaking at the ocean

And now, back to those 1,000 words for the day . . .

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