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.
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!