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Putting Pen to Paper

This afternoon was the first meeting of our newly formed writers' club. It makes me happy to be back in some sort of community where I can talk about writing, where I can encourage others to write, and I am encouraged to write too.

We started by reading and responding to the poem "January" by WCW.

This line:

"I am bound more to my sentences the more you batter at me to follow you."


inspired this poem:


You can prod
probe or
problematize

You can deride
deny or
desecrate me

But I am bound to beauty

And your fingers will fail
to finish the fight
for my heart
my hope
my words
my thoughts

Comments

francy said…
Was the poem a group effort result of the meeting ... or something from the creative juice of Beth?

Interesting, indeed - and a little bit chilling.
Beth said…
just from me - we each wrote our own response. it's fascinating how we all gravitated to different parts of the poem and wrote really varied responses...
Laura J said…
Here's mine inspired from the line "running chromatic fifths of derision"

Chromatic 5ths

circle of 5ths

major

minor

diminished

flat

sharp

chords expressing inner being

outer circumstance

past reality

future hope

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