I love Tuesdays. Its always time for a Slice of Life hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
I have had a lot of time to reflect on National Poetry Month over the last week. Overall I posted twenty-nine of thirty days. I feel pretty good about the month of poems I have generated. They are certainly drafts and meant to revisit and revise possibly. There are some that I consider a mere writing exercise and I will let them be.
I kept comparing this year to 2015. This year each day had a focus:
Take-a-line Tuesdays: I’ll be sharing a line of from a poem as a prompt
Word Wednesdays: I’ll be choosing a word to use in a poem
Free style Fridays: Free Verse? Fibonacci? What inspires me that week?
I loved the writing the two sestinas. They were written at the coast. I am revising one to submit to a local venue. It was like figuring out a puzzle.
My favorite poems are a result of photos. Photography definitely is a muse for me.
When I think about this year compared to last year, I feel there’s a lack of cohesiveness to the poetry this year. Last year every post included a photo, a definition, and a poem. This year felt to focused on form. Word Wednesdays were the worst for me. My poem Stuck
is an example.
I really enjoyed writing poems based on my trip to Minidoka.
Next year, I am thinking found objects. It certainly will be a focus of my photography this year. I loved Laura Shovan’s
daily prompts in February.
The best part of challenging myself in April is developing the habit of writing daily. It’s okay that some of these poems are merely word play.