Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thursday april 19, 11 more days

I am exhausted, depressed and frankly a little pissed off--what a great time to write poetry!
How do you motivate yourself to get going with a poem? I'm trying something to get muse going these days! right nowit is chocolate :)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Getting there!

WOwe! WHo knew April would be this busy? Trying to get a poem in a day has been a HUGE challenge...much more difficult than last year. I admit that there are days when I haven't written and then spend a day or two in catch up. However, you can't rush the muse! I can write in my novels each day if I set that goal but this is because they are plotted and researched and character driven so I have a sense of where I am going. I have tried to use form and strusture to do the same thing for my poetry but some days the muse just firmly refused. Anyone else have this issue?

Thursday, 5 April 2012

yesterday was more Haiku

but today I tried Slam was okay for a first attempt but I am DEFINITELY no Shane Koyczan!! still Ilike it and I think I'll try it again. That is certainly one good thing to come out of Napowrimo for me--I am writing daily and trying new things--it's all good!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

cherry blossom for day 3

in honour of the upcoming cherry blossom festival, I decided to focus on haiku today
they are short
so I wrote 2!
they turned out okay but are not ready for submission to the contest just yet
One of my fav haikus is credited to William Shatner:
Haikus are easy
but sometimes they don’t make sense

day two-done

yesterday I wrote while waiting to get in to see the Doctor--good thing they were busy! I needed the whole 45 minutes to come up with an idea and let it sprout...later, the poem solidified and then needed some editing to make it what it became.  I don't typically like to edit poems too much. They seem so short and timely, like a snap shot...maybe this is only my view though...what do you think?

Sunday, 1 April 2012

day one- done!

okay, it wasn't the best poem I have ever written but I wrote it nonetheless--this one needs refinement before posting but as promised some will get posted---eventually!
Check back to see which ones or feel free to post some of your own!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

NaPoWriMo here I come!

WIll you join me in this crazy venture?
I am no poet, but, I always like to grow as a writer and LOVE to challenge myself.
I can't promise to post all my poems (At a poem a day for the month of April--you'd get pretty sick of my thoughts!) but I have pledged to write a poem a day and I will post some of them :)