Well, you guys, I feel like sharing my process makes it sound like I have put hours and hours into this poem! But, really, it was just a stolen 15 minutes here and there. I have spent more time writing the blog posts than writing the poem–which explains why I don’t share my process as often as I would like to!
At this point, I liked the basic scene. I also liked that the scene is a complete contrast with Hopkins’ original poem praising all the beauty in the world. I am all for praising beauty! But I can’t be blind to the horror and heartache. So I am glad that I took the line from Hopkins’ poem and gave those words a whole different world to live in and yet, somehow, I think, skirted along the same theme of looking at the world, of opening our eyes. After having the poem basically in a place I liked, I wanted to work on the sounds.
So, for Day 5, I typed my latest draft in and used highlighting to show matching sounds. This is called a sound diagram, and I don’t do this all the time, but I should! Here’s a post explaining sound diagrams.
Next up, I want to make this an image poem, and I’ll share the final result on this Poetry Friday!