|Belly-down on McCamus Road--image copyrighted, Isadora Gruye Photography.|
Greetings Garden Dwellers!
Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday. It is in that spirit in which I present August’s challenge...
POEMS IN PROGRESS
Today, my muddy buddies, we are defying the norms of our very own Garden. We are going to break all the rules....by focusing on the work we never post in the Garden: those which aren’t done. And I am not talking about ones which are basically done but just needs a few flourishes to give it that zing. No. Not those. And I am not taking about the ones you’ve written but don’t feel are the absolute best you’ve done. No not those.
I am talking about poems that end mid sentence. Perhaps the ones you started with a wowza first stanza, but then it just unraveled and fell flat. The poems you think about once in a while with a twinge of guilt for leaving them to unfinished
I want them. Posted to today’s Mr. Linky.
AND NOW FOR YOUR CHALLENGE--
When posting your poem in progress, leave very specific instructions about where you are stuck, and let us know what you want feedback on. Maybe even why you stopped writing or what you don’t like about what you have so far.
We toads will respond in kind with our feedback and thoughts to help you finish the poem (huzzah!).
Your linked poem doesn’t have to be new, or written specifically for this challenge. They only need to be unfinished (not a first draft...they must not even completed yet) and you need to share where’d you’d like some feedback.
Those who visit the poems in progress, make certain to read each poet’s request for feedback and give them the support they were so brave to ask for.
So go now, my muddy buddies, bring us back your broken and lackluster. Together, we’ll make them shiny and new!