Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Success and next assignment
Well Janey Mac, that went well! Congrats and thanks to everyone who took part.I'm amazed at how good they all were, not only that but how finished most of them were.So much so that I'll skip the rewrite part of the project.As for the zeitgeist element, did they have any common thread of Mondayitus? Well they were all quite different, a feast, a smorgesbord,a cornocopia a veritable Kentucky fried chicken of writing,all different under the same skin.From memory this five mins produced Haiku, prose,streams of conciousness,and totally complete poems(amazing!)Any themes? Again from memory(I must go back and read them all again)Rain, ranting,rhyming.But there was also humour,calm,time or lack of it and thought-or a lack of it!
I hope you all enjoyed it and got either a poem that otherwise might not have been written or the framework of an idea to build on.It would be really cool if you would all(and anyone else) join in with this weeks task which should again be posted next Monday.The idea is to sit in a cafe and write a poem/prose piece about someone else in the cafe.Not everyone will be in a cafe this week so you may have to improvise, workplace(be careful!)train,bus stop(ye can write standing up in the rain can't ye?)supermarket,pub etc etc.If you can't do it at the time maybe bring the person home with you(in your head, not physically-unless they're very attractive)and write at home.Good luck and may your God or lack of God be with you!