What a great craft resource today! Hail, hail, the disobedient! I enjoyed reading the essay by poet Alice Notley so much that I almost forgot to write my poem. First, Challenge 20: “Write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.” Immediately I felt quite … Continue reading Day 20: Rebel rebel
Today a double kind of reconstruction: of a house and of a poem. And then we can have gelato, if it’s open. First the house: the two photos above show the same house as it was five years ago (left) and last September (right). In … Continue reading Day 19: Thursday Doors, 19/4/18: Reconstruction
Challenge 17: “Write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time.” To the sea To set the scene: The train left the station. On August 9th, 7 pm, as every year. Our family in one compartment with triple bunk beds. … Continue reading Day 17: Family
April is half done! This means only 15 more poems. I admit: as much as it’s liberating, it’s forced even more. So much like school. Challenge 15: They suggest “writing a poem in which a villain faces an unfortunate situation, and is revealed to be … Continue reading Day 15: Half way!
Today, a bit of anniversary and dream interpretation. A good-enough novel violently written now is better than a perfect novel meticulously written never. —Elizabeth Gilbert (quotation reblogged from raynotbradbury) That’s why I’m writing mine, on the inside, by living, for the fifth year. I arrived in … Continue reading Day 14: Follow your dreams
Today I’ve learned a new form of expression and, unrelatedly, discovered a stack of unposted doors from a Roman basilica for your enjoyment. Challenge 12: “Today, we’d like to challenge you specifically to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place … Continue reading Day 12: Thursday Doors, 12/4/18: St. Paul Outside the Walls
Today two in one: this poem is for NaPoWriMo like every day in April plus for A and I Poetry Challenge. Let’s see what they ask for. Challenge 4: “Write a poem that is about something abstract … but which discusses or describes that abstraction … Continue reading Day four: Depression