Friday, February 20, 2009

February Free Write...

... around any, or all, of the following. Use the words or phrases as your starting points, or let them springboard you into a memory, image, or phrase of your own. But whichever you choose, try and write freely:

Keep your pen moving (even if you have to write - I don't know what to write, or What I really want to say is...)

Don't stop to change, edit or correct.

Go with what arises, even if it feels poor, ridiculous, or anxious.

Write for at least 10 minutes, 20 minutes if you have the time.

Don't read back over your writing. Not for a few days.

Perhaps you'll find the seeds of a poem when you do read it. Perhaps not. But you will feel better for having written deeply.


Remember the time when...


These are the lies I have told...

Once upon a time...

Old bones...

When I die I will...


Write well.
Lynne x

1 comment:

Keith said...

Old bones
from fertile soil,
grown and aged in sun and rain,
disappointment and joy.
Old bones
weathered, wind shaped,
touched by nature, nurtured by time.
Old bones
wearing each other out
by daily use and common purpose.
Old bones
arthritic with life’s dust
and memories
returning to dust
to dust
to ashes
and the comfort
of a shoulder to lean on.