I came across this wonderful, imaginative post from the mind of Maja (Business in Rhyme) and felt compelled to share it with you.
She asks you to consider not what you think of your writing, but what your writing thinks about you. Imagine you were a poem, what would you say to you?
(see mine below)
It’s a bit strange title for the blog post, isn’t it? This is a different approach to writing prompts and exercises that you are accustomed to on this blog, but the last thing we want is to be boring and monotonous. And before you dismiss whole idea, because it sounds silly – actually it is […]
I urge you to click through, read the post and have a go at the writing challenge. I thought I might give it a go, although those of you who follow my posts will know that:
- I do not understand poems unless they rhyme or are a dirty limerick
- Do not like to give myself ‘the feels’ via self exposure so generally avoid it.
- Still don’t understand poems
So this could be a disaster. Have a read through Maja’s post and then come and let me know what you think!
It’s time for your writing. You are about to sit at your table but there is already a piece of paper waiting for you. It’s a poem, addressed to you and it says: “Dear_______
The house is buzzing, alive
With the sound of the bugle,
The alarm clock’s call to arms,
The signal for slumbering men to
Roll their mats, don their garb
And hastily convene to break their fast.
They note you there but do not see you
Orchestrating, providing, marshalling.
And when they storm from the house
I see you, taking a moment, breathing
Rallying yourself for the next wave
With weary cavalrymen
And weakened swords.
You will never back down or surrender,
But beware, the battles you face alone,
Are the worst.