Poetry Month #napowrimo #Day1

This month I will read a poem and use it to inspire a poem of my own. I will write about process, but will not publish the poem drafts on the blog. I may share lines.

Here is my calendar which holds the links for the poems/prompts that inspire me. My resources this challenge are linked at the top of the document.

Day 1

I subscribe to The Paris Review daily poem and find myself reading this one consistently. I used the poem Bird by Toi Derricotte for my inspiration today.

A disturbing dream I had the other day worked as the opening image. I am not pleased with the title at this point which is only one word: Healing. I feel I need to let the draft sit and then revisit it before I write the new poem draft the next day. I have learned it does not work well for me to just draft and wait until the end of the challenge to revisit. It is too overwhelming for me.

I want to play with some formats this month and will come back to some haiku which was inspired by another blogger’s post. I love Natalie Goldberg’s Haiku book and reread parts of it last week to inspire myself.

So my question to you today is:

What did you write today?

It doesn’t have to be poetry. It might be a joke, an observation, an image from your dream or something else!


5 thoughts on “Poetry Month #napowrimo #Day1

  1. I really like this idea for a poetry project! I think your project will send me off to read more poetry. (I’m going to find the poem you mention right now!) I may throw in an extra process post each week on my blog. I do like the idea of writing about the process and perhaps sharing a line but not sharing drafts of poems each day. I’d love to connect! I have no idea if I have any updated contact info on my blog, but you can email me at elisabethelling at gmail dot com.

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