Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Write on Wednesday

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 20 Write the words " I thought I saw" at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don't take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.

I thought I saw a flash of black,
A stark second, 
At the edge of my vision,
Then came a tap, tap, tap,
Sleepy morning, 
Stopping cereal box in hand,
I watch and wait,
This time, 
You are fully seen,
Superb Fairy Wren.
Pecking off spiders,
In fancy breeding hues,
Feast away,
Blue bird,
On those not dressed so fine,
Life and death,
On my window,
As you flutter,
My eyes dine.

a small long-tailed vivid pale blue and black bird perched among some grasslike vegetation

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this piece. Perhaps I am a little biased because I love writing poetry and I write mainly poetry. I don't think the thought ever occurred to me that I could write poetry for WoW...It was always just my blog poetry. Anyway, I loved the description, and the way the poem flowed.

  2. Writing exercises like this one are so excellent! It just keeps your hand and mind going for a while and it's a beautiful way to see where you can end up! I'm actually using Natalie Golberg's "Wild Mind" for writing exercises these days and it has helped me a lot in order to free me from a writers block that I often find myself caught inside.

  3. This is elegant poetry! The flow of the piece and imagery is just simply beautiful!

  4. I really liked reading this! I struggle with poetry, so I always appreciate it written so effortlessly beautiful.

  5. I like that you created a poem from the prompt. :) Nice job.

  6. what lovely words you have today! i'm very impressed. i'm leslie who sent you the bunting (signed into my other blog, but also from cake & cotton!) thank you so much for visiting it today! i'm sooo glad you got my flag, and that you looked for us on the other side of the world. your children are so lovely. have a great week. blessings to you.

  7. Lovely. I tried my hand at poetry too :)

    This flowed beautifully and I could picture it perfectly.

  8. I love reading/writing poetry, so I greatly enjoyed reading this piece. Great Job!

  9. Lovely. I'm a bit of a bord fan and this was lovely to read.

  10. Lovely!

    Your final line - 'my eyes dine' - just gorgeous.

  11. I loved the last line too. "My eyes dine." What a delight!

    I think you have produced a wonderful little piece in a very short time. Well done!

  12. I am amazed by poetry. I simply cannot write it, I just don't think that way. It seems so hard yet you seemed to whip it out for the prompt. Very impressive to me.


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young