poetic journeys: lives moving as fast as possible

Lives moving as fast as possible




“POETRY” Invitation:  I invite you to write a poem of any poetic form on your own blog about a particular travel destination.  Or you can write about travel in general. Concentrate on any intention you set for your poetry.

One of my intentions for my trip to Illinois was to write a Found Poem, but it ended up being more of a Headline Poem, which was one of my intentions for Kentucky. I started by getting two local newspapers from Illinois and one from St. Louis, Missouri, two hours from my sister’s house in Murphysboro, IL.  I cut out 50-100 words and phrases from those three newspapers. Though my intention was to copy the language in the order in which I found it, I just played around with all the cut-out words and phrases and then arranged them on purple paper, then glued them down.

You can either set your own poetic intentions, or use one of the prompts I’ve listed on this page: writing prompts: poetry.  (This page is a work in process).  You can also include photos, of course.

Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, August 2, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!