As I embark on this A to Z challenge, I look at how I dive into my poetry, my playing with words. I typically go through the words with the letter I am going to write for, find one that pops out at me, and free write around that word. Sometimes I find that the free write is exactly what needs to go into the post. Other times I go deeper after the free write and create a poem in form instead of free form.
If you want to play with your words and see where they will lead you, choose a word and write to your heart’s content. If you want to create a poem in form, check out Shadow Poetry where you will find wonderful examples of all different types of poetry. Don’t worry about whether it is good enough, just write.
feet are moving, searching for this undiscovered road
you think you will find it if
you just keep going
This is also National Poetry Month. Check out the other poets participating in NaPoWriMo.
Morgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo You can find her gardening and cooking at A Poet’s Kitchen: Conscious Gardening and Intuitive Home Cooking. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.You can also find her on Google+
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