Week Two #NaPoWriMo2012

§ April 11th, 2012 § Filed under deadlines, National Poetry Month, poems & lyrics, the creative process § Add a comment

Maureen over at NaPoWriMo reports that over 900 people have signed up for NaPoWriMo by throwing their blog/website into the mix. Isn’t that an amazing thought? Even if half the participants create a poem on any particular day, that’s a chunk o’new poems in the world each day. Amazing. Sometimes the prompts help, sometimes there’s a ready idea, all set to go, sometimes it’s like “it’s 11:30pm, where’s my haiku?”

Of course I’m writing a goal of 10 haiku every day. Most days I do that. One day I didn’t and I caught up the next day. It makes me laugh most days. Usually by number eight I’m getting into the swing of it and it’s pretty easy to do the last couple of haiku.

Today’s prompt has me scratching my head a bit but I can work on it:

Today’s prompt asks you to write a poem of the five senses. Pick an experience that is very sensory, and of which you have a strong sense memory — like hearing a train whistle, jumping into a rain puddle, catching that first whiff of lilac on a spring day, eating ice cream at the beach. One of those might work for you, or you might have one from your own past (eating jelly sandwiches in the woods springs to my particular mind). Then try to bring all five senses into it. What do you see, smell, feel, taste, and hear? Try to be as specific as possible, capturing that moment across all five senses.Package all that up, and you’ll have your poem. Good luck!

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