On Monday I promised you would get some original writing out of me – and since I can’t publish the fiction bits that are consuming my time/creative energies on here, you’re going to have to make due with poetry. I’m going to turn to my good ol’ friend “The Time is Now” newsletter from Poets & Writers, for inspiration. This writing exercise is from their January 19, 2012, issue. For more information on this fabulous newsletter, to subscribe, or to get your own writing prompts, visit P&W here.
Here is the writing prompt I am taking on today:
Take a poem you feel is finished, and divide the poem in half. Write two new poems by filling in those two halves.
The poem I have chosen to use is actually my award winner (teehee) from last year. It is a rather sweet love poem – and I’m going to twist it on its head by going in vastly different directions with the reworkings… I’m going to stick to the original rhyme scheme in the first half; have to make some adjustments to the second because of the organization of the original though. Enjoy!
Continue reading As Promised, A Little Poetry for a Thursday…