A Wordling Suggestion
April is National Poetry Month. To those of us who write poetry, that can also mean NaPoWriMo…thirty days in which to write a poem a day. I have been thinking about doing a prompt on this site for those thirty days in April. I really like wordles (even though they occasionally frustrate the hell out of me). Just a list of bare disparate words that the writer uses to write whatever he/she might find in the words themselves. So, here’s my suggestion:
I will put up a list of seven to ten words every three days. You, the writer/poet can use any or all of the words as inspiration for three days (different ones each day, or the same ones through all three days). I’ve done it both ways and it is a very interesting exercise. You are free to use whatever form or poetic device you choose in writing your poems, and are also free to change the tense or form of any of the words. On the fourth day, I will put up a new list (all of them gathered from poems I’ve written on my Soul’s Music site). When finished, each day, you can post the title and your URL in the comments section below.
Thanks for the response, it is very encouraging. First prompt will go up very early Tuesday morning April 1, probably about 12:30am.
Dear Elizabeth, as per our conversation last night, I think this is a splendid idea. Anything to give me a good swift kick in the pants to get writing works for me. I will attempt to write each day, some poems may make it to my blog and others will stay in my journal. I am approaching napo differently this year for obvious reasons.
Elizabeth, I know several people who would like this more relaxed sounding poem a day [after all, it is still a poem a day!] and many of us who love wordles. A different approach to the presentation, as you suggest, makes this wordling experience fresh. I will stop by, even if I never get a poem written. I collect.
It is a good idea, Elizabeth. I am not a wordle person, havent really given them a try. I am not committing to a poem a day this year, even though I do write most days, since my focus right now is on my books…….but I will keep an eye out and write when the words jog something loose. I am happy you are doing this…I remember what happened when I followed you in April 2011 – great things happened!
Short answer: Yes please!
I’ll give it a try! 🙂
Words is good.
My writing has dwindled this year, but I’m hoping NaPo will charge it up. This might be the inspiration I need. Thank you!
I do love wordles… (hint, hint).