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I’ve decided that, for a while, at least, I’m going to share my daily practice poems here when I don’t have another post scheduled. I write a practice poem almost every day. Just a quick thing. Not too polished. Lately I’ve been sometimes making image poems out of them, or scribbling them on Post-It notes, or even trying a bit of drawing (I am NOT an artist). I’ve started sharing them on social media and thought, why not on my blog? I will also be gathering them on my website or on a Pinterest board started for them. I’m still gathering my thoughts about that.
Anyway, this one was inspired by a very noisy fly in my bedroom.
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This is great, Laura! I love the accompanying sketch and the imposing size of that fly compared to your words. I’ve had similar experiences with a nighttime cricket lately, though at least he’s just loud and not actively dive bombing!
Martha O'Quinn says
Those pesky little “devils” deserve all of the “d” words in your poem. I think my dog hates them worse than I do. Even with his arthritic hips he can jump three feet in the air, from a prone position, growl and try to swat it. It will be interesting to see what happens if he ever downs one.
Mona Goodman says
Love the idea of writin a poem on a post it and making it a poem sketch. Definitely want to try this with my 5th graders
Michaela Hawley says
Love this idea…and love the poem. I like the idea of it being a snippet of everyday life, because who hasn’t been bugged by a bug of some sort, at bedtime or any other time. I wrote an acrostic once about poems…here it is:
and I feel like your PoetrySketch has done just that. Embracing a moment in your day. 🙂 I’ve got to be more aware of these moments as I need to stretch/sketch more in my own life.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Love that, Michaela! That’s exactly what my little daily bits are meant to do. May I have permission to share your poem, with your byline of course, in the spots online where I describe what I’m trying to do with my poemsketches? No worries if you’d rather I not.
Rebecca Herzog says
I love the imposing fly next to your little poem. The other week, I thought my husband was brushing my arm in the middle of the night…I look over and he’s facing away from me. I jump up and turn the light on to find a big ole bug crawling down my arm. Talk about a destroyer of dreams.
Buffy Silverman says
This poem made me laugh (but wouldn’t in the middle of the night!) I love that you do these quick poems every day-(I hope to be that disciplined when/if I grow up.)
Well, not every day, but most days. :>)
We have so few flies in Denver, really! But I remember well that buzzing when I lived in Missouri! I love that you’re trying the sketching, too. This is great!
Violet Nesdoly says
Great practice, Laura. The only thing worse than a fly disturbing sleep, in my books, is a mosquito:
somewhere near my face.
And I quietly add;
– always just out of my splat zone. (!) 😉
Jane the Raincity Librarian says
What a great idea! I’ve been trying to challenge myself to write every day – just something to keep the creative juices flowing when life gets too crazy to fit too much writing time in!
I always found I was at my creative best when I was in a month (or months) of poetry of some sort. There is so much to be said for a poem-a-day. Enjoy!
Linda Mitchell says
A poem a day keeps frustration with the stupid current political situation….at bay.
Now that the school year is well and truly up and running again, and my exercise routine is in place, I’m looking forward to restarting my writing routine. I wrote TWO poems this morning…yay, me!
Yay, you, indeed!
Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff) says
What fun! I’m impressed with the combination of skills–and the courage in sharing them. I may have to borrow the idea of practice poems when I get stuck in my own perfectionism.
Practice poems are awesome! And I have no drawing/painting talent, so it does take more courage to share those. But hoping to inspire others to play with words or whatever form of art calls to you:>) Thanks, Kay.
I love the poem sketches. This inspires me.
Thanks, Jone! I love to hear that. And congratulations on your blue ribbon!
Brenda Davis Harsham says
Those pesky critters. I love dragonflies all the more for hunting down flies. Is that bloodthirsty of me?