Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Tuesday 23 January, 2007





Week 34 - Process/Craft


For this week's prompt think about a process. What we had in mind this week was related to the process of Writing;


Poetry in your heart?
Are words written to impress?
Then for me or thee?

Write to entertain,
Not to invite compliments.
Seek immortality.

Find inspiration.
Grammar, punctuate, edit,
Revise and publish.

Emulate the bard,
Practice, write, rework the words.
Publishing when right.

Always sleep on it.
Write on impulse when rising,
Unlocks right/write brain.



18 Comments:

Blogger PEA said...

Rel, you have certainly inherited from your father your love of writing poetry! The words just seem to flow from you...always a joy to read. Ayez un jour merveilleux mon ami!!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Very good advice, I particularly like the last haiku / stanza.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

I dont know about you, but Im a little fuzzy in the mornings. I like the last part...unlocks right/write brain. Hope you having a good day Rel.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Hi Rel,

I find that the craft of writing only works at work. I just love all your advice here about the craft. I will try, try to take your words to heart.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent advice in your lovely series of haiku, Rel.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was wonderful- and so full of good advice for the process of writing! And very poetic as well- hmm... how did you do that, Rel?! :)

1:25 PM  
Blogger Roswila said...

Always sleep on it.
Write on impulse when rising,
Unlocks right/write brain.

Oh, yes, true for me, and more and more as I age. And that "rising" includes in the middle of the night when a ferment wakes me up ...

Thanks for these explorations of the writing process. The issue of who we write for? Both self and other, I'd say. At least that's true for me. At first, it's just for me ... scratching an itch that will torment until I write. Then as it develops and has a recognizable form, it needs to be shared, to be heard by others.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the right/write line too. Apparently, your process serves you well. Another amazing poem.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

These are great! Asking honest questions, the process and more process, contemplation. Thanks.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a notebook/s beside me everywhere. I watch tv at night from my bed and I'm forever jotting down the thoughts that enter my head. Even when I'm trying to go to sleep, I switch on the light again because an idea has flashed through my mind and if I don't make a note of it, it will annoy me until I do! I have jottings everywhere...no one other than myself could make any sense from them!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

So that's what I'm doing wrong! LOL Great advice and haiku.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

What a good day for me to read this...I'm four days into a struggle with chapter four, a reminder to go back to basics was just what I needed.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the questions you have posed and the process of your writing. Early orning is wonderful.

10:50 PM  
Blogger QAZSE said...

Poetry in your heart?
Are words written to impress?
Then for me or thee?

I like all your haiku but this one jumped out at me. Best regards.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rel, I like the last verse of your poem "unlocks right/write brain". Wonderful imagery!

Enjoy your week

3:45 AM  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

These are super!! I love the snippets of advice given - I shall be implementing them. Thanks!!

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really great! I loved it..

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the key to unlock right and write brain!! Clever key!!

4:50 PM  

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