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Once again, my year has started with a Month of Poetry – writing one poem every day for the month of January. This is an annual event I’ve co-ordinated since 2008.
After my quiet months of no writing in 2011, I’m finding a deeper level of creativity during the #MoP. I’m writing in new ways, and liking it.
#MoP12 poems are posted to locked pages on the Month of Poetry blog, and there is a great community of sharing and discussion each day, which I find inspirational and informative. (Love it!) Remembering past #MoP friends – and the promise of more this month – inspired this poem on Day One;
I Remember You
I remember you;
the way you
weave words on paper,
with phrases and pausing,
your voice echoing
through line breaks,
imagery and stark
I remember you;
and form into poetry
so that when I read
no credit is needed –
the words whisper
and take the shape
This is how it is with #MoP. Learning to recognise participants by their individual way with words. Six days in and it’s already exceeded expectations.
I’ve said before (here) that poetry builds my writing muscles. NO poem is wasted. Every poem written is an exercise in creativity – and control.
That’s why, each January, I co-ordinate a month-long poetry event in some form. To let loose my creativity, while toning up my writing muscles. It’s an invigorating start to the year!
The last fortnight has been busy.
I’ve kept up with my #PiBoIdMo – a picture book idea every day – just! The first week I was on a roll, but there have been times where it felt like I was just going through the motions, this fortnight. The occasional good idea, and a lot of rot. Then Saturday, I had three beaut ideas fall into place. So I ended the week feeling satisfied with my efforts. I’m currently sitting on 29 ideas (because I’ve been writing them all down – even if they don’t excite me) and I know I’ll meet the challenge of 30 ideas for November – though I will keep looking for one idea a day until the end of the month. Continue reading