Happy Poetry Friday, People!
Isn't it a great new year already? I like even numbered years best.
I'm a complete fool for tradition. Though I don't always follow, I do recognize the shape tradition gives life.
This is a traditional New Year's post with all the trimmings!
My word one-little-word OLW for 2018 is...
Play has so many nuances and variations of meaning...it covers many bases which suits me fine. And, I tend to be an overly serious person.
In third grade, Mrs. Faruggia gave me a nickname to help me loosen up and play a bit more. It was a disaster that resulted in a stern phone call from Mom. But, the writing (ba dum dum) was already on the wall for me. Play is something I must make room for in my life.
William Carlos Williams, William Carlos Williams, William Carlos Williams, William Carlos Williams. “Play by William Carlos Williams.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=14362.
Jen Vincent's Writer's Manifesto from TeachWrite Chat caught my fancy in the days leading up to this new year. I'm taking a page from her book and sharing mine below. I wonder if and how this manifesto might change. Time will tell.
|(c) Linda Mitchell|
Finally, these are my writing hopes (far less intimidating than resolutions). What are yours?
*Complete a work in progress.
* Find photographs and documents to illustrate my WIP.
*Fine-tune existing poems
* Write new poems
* Strengthen my talents/skills as a poetry reviewer
Happy New Year to YOU! I look forward to many playful Poetry Friday encounters in 2018. Get started with our friend, Catherine Flynn who is hosting this week at Reading to the Core.