7:31 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Air Supply singing Goodbye
HELLO!!! I know, I know. I did the excited to be back on Thursday’s post, but you know Tuesdays are my favourite, so I am excited all over again to be back. I have something nice and easy for you, before I dunk you in the deep-end.
The first part is an actual poetic technique; it isn’t well-known, but can work wonders on producing a poem. You may sit in your chair and do this, or you can stand up and follow the instructions. Really.
Tip your head down and roll it around to the right, back to centre, and around to the left. If that feels good, do it a couple more times. Come on. No one is watching. Or, if you are at work, all the better. Tell co-workers this produces raises.
Shake your hands and arms. I said SHAKE. Okay. Now your legs and feet. Finally, ALL OF YOU.
I want a FRENZY. SHAKE. Stop. Take a breath. Smile. Feel looser? More relaxed? So does your mind. Now we get down to it.
What poem did you not write in April? If something popped into your mind, spontaneously, that is your brain’s answer. Go with it.
Or, Is there a poem you thought of writing, but didn’t have time to, as you worked through the intensity of that crazy month?
Is there an idea you saw somewhere and thought ‘I want to try that’ but it was someone else’s prompt and you were already writing a poem to a prompt? I have thirty of those over at Joseph’s Recursions.
Is there a type of poem someone wrote and you thought you might want to give it a try?
Here’s your chance. Shake the poem loose, write it, post it and drop back by with the link, so we can read it.
I shall see you at Poetics Serendipity, Thursday for links and a bit of chat; Friday, at the Poetry Freeforall, for the week’s roundup of prompts; and, next Tuesday for a Poem Tryout nearer the deep end (can you say metaphor, ViV?!).
Happy writing, all.