A slice of life post that connects with other slicers about their day each day in March. Go to Two Writing Teachers to see what's up in other lives around the world!
This post is more related to yesterday than the Pickles and Grandson post, but my "moose" came through for me yesterday, nonetheless!
Yesterday, as I mentioned in my post, I wrote a poem. Thought I was done. Waited. Looked again. Made changes. Waited. Looked again. Made changes. Thought I was done. No. Repeat the process. Done.
Went to Starbucks. Checked the finished poem. Googled some facts in it. "A popular myth is..." Made changes to accommodate the mistaken truths.
Googled another "fact" revealed as "myth". Tried to remedy the mythtake.
Waited until we could go home where it was quiet.
Then the actual, totally new, not even the same topic, poem came out - in about a half hour last night, with a couple minor tweaks this morning. Sometimes don't you just want to ask yourself "What was that all about?"?
and I wrangled
with a poem starting fine,
I liked the main idea
but it didn't feel like mine
there was something wrong
with it, it wasn't but a vine
no fruit became apparent
it wasn't "just divine"
so I scrapped that pesky poem
every letter, every line
And I started over...
in a fresh place
at a fresh time
Forgetting about rhythm
ignoring any rhyme
it happened tumbling
into place - sublime
I heaved a giant sigh for
there'd be no poetic crime.
Ah, thank you, M(oo)se! You stood by me, Pickles...
I always have to remember it's okay to toss that first one out the door...and let another one crawl (burst?) in.
Regardless of the personal outcome of this tournament, I'm encouraging you all to go to Ed Decarias' website and read lots and lots of poems this afternoon and all day tomorrow. Voting starts today sometime...and closes for the first round early on Thursday (I'm in the Eastern Time Zone, so it is different everywhere and all poems aren't up at the same time. So you may have to keep checking back to the Madness!Poetry site (http://madnesspoetry.com/matchups) to see what is up for vote. The link takes you to the page that explains the rules and how to register to vote.
New rounds are starting each week on different days, so check that website for the calendar. See you at the polls! Voting IS opening now on a few poems at a time!