I have fun tools to use: Haikubes, Metaphor Dice, Paint Chip Poetry, and Magnetic Poetry. Plus I signed up for the daily prompts at Two Sylvias Press. My poems are in draft form and sometimes I combine prompts and tools. It IS playing with poetry after all.
Feel free to join us. What kind of poetic trouble can you get into by playing along? We’re at #playwithpoetryNPM on Twitter and Instagram.
In haiku news, my local haiku group participate in a Renku workshop last Saturday. It was led by John Stevenson. It was my first time to participate and what a blast. Talk about collaborating.
A Renku is a series of twelve verses that alternate between three and two lines. A better definition from The Haiku Foundation is the following:
Practical Guidelines for the Jûnichô Renku Form
by Seijo Okamoto, Master of the Haikai Sesshin
translated by William J. Higginson and Tadashi Kondô
What I like about it the process is the collaboration and in the moment experience.
Here’s my haiku for today.
after rain showers
©jone rush macculloch (draft, 2019)