Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Write Here. Write Now.

18 days in and I hope and wish those of you who took up the 30 in 30 challenge are mining a rich seam full of magic and gold right about now.

Halfway is behind you and the journey homeward has commenced but there is still a way to travel.

Tempting as it might be to ponder the end of the road ahead and the steps required to get you there, I would like you instead to bring your attention to the present moment.

Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson.

I would ask that you bring your pen to a mindful place, stop and breathe in... then breathe out. Then breathe in again... and then out. One more time. Be Here Now.

Write Here. Write Now.

Write me a piece about being in the moment...that place where time stops. Could be playing a sport (the zone), shooting a photograph, making love, fishing, climbing a mountain, crashing the car....writing a poem!!!!.....the possibilities are endless.




So once the moment has passed and you find yourself in possession of a completed poem please add to our link-up below and make sure you take a moment or two to visit the other poets who are participating in the prompt.


11 comments:

Jim said...

Got to figure how to stop but yet have a comple

paulscribbles said...

Morning all. I'm helping my daughter move today so will drop in later. Look forward to reading later in the day. Have fun!

erbiage said...

Write now! there is only now. This is when everything gets done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwpjsToHzAE

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Paul!💜 A short poem from me today. Day 18! Phew!☕

brudberg said...

This will only take a moment :-)

Gillena Cox said...

A good Wednesday everyone. Thank you Paul for a lovely DAY 18 prompt

much love...

Fireblossom said...

Wow, look at all the early birdies!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Keeping busy is always my way of coping. Interesting (though not really surprising) what shows up when I pause.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

My link is up now. Brevity is the word of the moment. Have a nice hump everyone! Going to read. Hugs!

paulscribbles said...

Thanks everyone for the brilliant selection of poems. Back from moving my daughter and just about caught up.

willow_switches said...

thanks for the great prompt Paul + happy penning along the jet stream everyone