Friday, June 24, 2016

It's Poetry Friday!

And I have the enthusiasm of a new convert. I spent last Friday.....delighting in all the sharings. Big sharings, small sharings....the great connected communication. I'm so hooked.

Today I offer what I think is a strange contribution. But, perhaps it's not. I took the challenge of writing Jane Yolen's created form tercet and have been tinkering with it as I have time in the week. Below is a snapshot of the page I'm working from. 

On the left is the original crappy draft.....yep, the one that no one is supposed to ever see according to Ann Lamott (Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. N.p.: Archer, 1995. Print.). If you've never read or listened to Lamott's book I highly encourage you to do so. The version from audible had me cackling out loud while doing dishes and laundry----confirming to my family that I have indeed gone nuts!

The version on the right is the sandbox of what I"m playing with. See that I've given myself the additional challenge of making the number 21 part of the poem....the 3 x7 has appealed to me. This is my sudoku.

I may finish this poem......or not. But, it's the fun of the challenge and the working at it that is my joy and what I have to share today.

Happy writing all! and be sure not to miss ALL the Poetry Friday connections happening today. This week's event is hosted by Diane Mayr at:  http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/
She has a lovely library blog I am also getting to know called Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet. Check that out as well.






Original on the left................Sandbox playing on the right

9 comments:

  1. Hi Linda! The link from the round-up took me to the preview for this page (at first I was wondering why I couldn't leave a comment!). Your poem really captures the joy and fun of a beach stay. Listening to "Bird by Bird" sounds like a great idea...does she read it herself?

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    1. Hi, I really thought it was Ann reading....but it is not. The charming "snark" that the reader adds just made me giggle the whole way through. Have a ball and let me know what you think after listening. And, I fixed the "preview" issue. Sorry about that!

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  2. Yes, you did leave the link to the preview! However, visitors who may be confused can just remove everything that comes after .com in the address box and hit "enter" again.

    I enjoyed the added element of a number challenge in your poem!

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    1. whooops! fixed now. I make gaffs with tech fairly regularly! But, with a little help from my friends I make it right in the end.

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  3. I just returned from the beach a couple of weeks ago, so love reading your poem, Linda, each part echoes our stay. And I used numbers today too, and think it's quite a challenge to include your 'sudoku' in this. Nicely done!

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  4. hello dear Linda!
    If this is actually happening now or anticipated this summer - BRAVA! for the
    get-away. I especially liked it that you included barnacles. And yay! for picking up the tercet banner of wonderful Jane Yolen.

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  5. I love this counting poem! You and Linda B. both had the counting thing going on this week! You are brave to share drafts, but I always LOVE to see another poet's process, so THANKS!

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  6. Makes me want to get to the beach ASAP! Thanks for sharing your process. I tend to fuss over things until I tire of them, then they're "done" whether or not they are truly finished!

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  7. Linda, you are definitely up to the challenge of a tercet. Good for you! And I love the beachy imagery. Keep writing and enjoy summer.

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