Day 7: Surging Across Always

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Ooh. This one was fun. It just kind of flowed out without a whole lot of conscious piecing together. I love that! And it’s really interesting seeing how different my process is from day to day.

I love all things space, and Susanna Leonard Hill’s very fun Mars’ First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers!, which I just recently read, came to mind as I was writing this. It’s not that one is necessarily influenced by the other (although I think everything is influenced by everything). But I’m loving how almost every topic that comes up, one of the first associations my brain makes is: What books have I read about this?

What words will we be digging through today?

And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:

So some possible topics are:

  1. pancake
  2. salad
  3. coin
  4. ring
  5. toss

Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!

 

13 Responses

  1. All those reindeer, and comet and space jump out! I like that you had the wondering about gown in there. I wrote about comet, too. I hear the Twilight Zone theme in my head… how did we both end up writing about comet?

    Comet

    Rock
    Shines,
    Soars by..,
    Beauty to treasure

    1. Diane, this is lovely! Seeing the shine and beauty in a chunk of rock–yes! That’s what poetry lets us do. Hehe on Twilight Zone:>)

  2. We Need

    Live music always.
    Treasure.

    We dance.
    We sing.
    We shine.

    The Santa’s Reindeer sent me to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and then to music, and voila my little poem. And music is close to my heart. Of course I repeated the “we” but without having the magnets it is easier to “massage” the rules!!!
    Janet
    Happy holidays to all here who celebrate in whatever way they choose.

    1. I love that progression, Janet. Reindeer to Rudolph to music to poetry! Yes on the rules! Having the physical words to manipulate means I can’t trick myself or gift myself repeats. But the whole idea is this is a prompt, a game, an exploration. I gave guidelines, but the only rules you have to follow are your own! <3

  3. Laura and Diane,
    I wrote about a comet too, with just a few words.
    Janet, I love your sweet musical notes that Rudolph inspired.

    Comet
    Rock soars and surges

    1. I love soars and surges. Those words make it feels somehow like the comet is *choosing* its path.

  4. Every time, I enjoy the connections you make from your words, Laura, & that you find a book you know that also reminds you of the title.

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