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.
Mentor text/inspiration poem for today: Idol by Arthur Rimbaud (The Paris Review)
After reading the poem today I started freewriting in my notebook.
I had to start writing with “What is really going on?” and “What do I really want to write about?”
After a few minutes of writing, I reread each line of the poem and wrote what came to mind for my own poem.
I also went back and revised the poems from the past two days.
It has been a great writing day!
What did you write today? How did you fuel your writing self today?
It doesn’t have to be poetry. It might be a joke, an observation, an image from your dream or something else!