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NaPoWrimo April 19, 2012 Day 19/30

April 18, 2012

Thursday April 19th, 2012 NaPoWriMo Day 19

Day 19!!!

Wow. Still writing a poem every day? Most days? Re-start if you stopped… start today and write a poem a day….
Perfectionism kills creativity. Agonizing over every word, every sentence screeches the process to a halt.
Yes, edit, revise. But no one is perfect… not even YOU and your writing ain’t perfect neither! –CJJ

 
For career writers consistency counts, You get there by writing each and every day. Some write a few words a day, some 500 to 1,000 or more. Some days, writing a poem a day even with prompts… even with prompts I’m making up is tough to do. I want my poems to be better than they are. Always. I don’t really like showing brand new poems that haven’t rested a few weeks or months and been revised several times but I gave myself permission a long time ago that I wouldn’t get completely obsessed with the tiniest of details…but rather keep going, keep producing work, keep challenging my creativity. Flaws are usually more interesting anyway.
So today’s Prompt suggests you assemble and put together today’s Poem from other sources. There’s original creativity here but not because you’re writing anything.
FOUND POEM
Pick two sources: Newspaper, Blog Post, Novel, Long Poem, Play, Book or Movie Review,
Create a poem of at least 10 lines using words from your sources. Use words as they appear in your source from 2 to 5 words. Don’t move the words around. Do not add ANY additional words. If you can’t make them fit together without adding extra words… figure out another way to put your words together. Never use more than 5 words in order from your sources. Try to avoid making this a list poem. If you can’t avoid it, you can add in an article (a, an, and, the etc). Try not to…but it’s okay if you need to do this.
Have FUN!!!!

Day 18 Prompt Poems (ephrastic poem)
Pollock’s Number 9
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Number 9

Tree
Snow
Eyes burned by sun

Number 9
Color drool
Number 9
spittle
Number 9
Dancing with paint

Number 9

Processing
too much
information

Number 9

Words
As
Killers

Number 9

destination
pre-definition
re-definition

Number 9

Get
perfectly
unclear

Number 9

When
Peace
Explodes

Number 9
Freeform smear
Number 9
Living color
Number 9
frenzy

Number 9

Pure
Visceral
Inspiration

Number 9

Show
Never
Tell

Number 9

Without
Any
Language.

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9

The Bath
By Teresa Jarmick

Weaned child
She sits patiently
While her silent mother
Drips
Into
Lukewarm water
Seaside blue safe
White washed
The Bath

The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’
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Poetry is Everything
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©2012 Christopher J. Jarmick All Rights Reserved

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One comment

  1. Reblogged this on Crocheting cures mental illness! and commented:
    Great ideas!



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