October has been a crazy month for me. I apologize for my lack of involvement. I do love all the exercises and prompts. I am going to go back and see what I have missed and pick 5 exercises to tackle. I think the horror type poem, Kerry posted might just be up my alley. I had surgery this month, my son had a car accident; he is fine, but has no wheels to drive. When his friends can't pick him up to go to college. I'm the taxi picking him up from college, running him to and from work. This is also revolving around my daughter's involvement in Color Guard. It has been a bit hectic, to say the least. Since we have so many wonderful exercises involving form. My exercise is to expand your view, sounds intriguing right?! ;D
I would like you to try Guerilla poetry; what is that you say? Well, there is such a thing as Guerilla Art. There is even a book about it, "Guerilla Art Kit" (Everything you need to put your message out into the world)~ Keri Smith The author wants you to explore, put yourself out there. Some of her exercises involve writing a beloved quote in a public place with chalk, hanging fortune cookies from a tree or leaving a love letter you would like to receive in a public place. I want you to write a poem and leave it in a public place. If you aren't comfortable with that, then write and leave one of your favorites. The Urban Dictionary term above it very brave; I'm not going there, but you can if you like. Write it neatly and leave it on a table at the library or lightly crumble it and leave it in produce at your local grocery store, or on a park bench. You could punch a hole and tie it with string, so it won't blow away. Leave it where someone can find it and enjoy it. If you can watch and see the and see the reaction; come back and tell us how it went. You can post about it if you want to.
I found this Post it tape at my office n' supply store. You can remove it and stick it somewhere else.
I am going to write a poem on it and leave it on a park bench. I think poetry needs to be explored. I think doing this exercise we may make someone else intrigued in the written word. I challenge you to be brave and try this...Think of it as a way to express beauty, a way to share something you love with someone that may not have been exposed much to this medium~ A gift, if you will.... I am going to leave my poem in the park tomorrow. I will post about it on my blog and share it with you. Many of us will not be published, so here is your chance to put your voice out into the world.... We might just inspire someone!
I'm still undecided about leaving my name; I will let you know what happens. I might try several approaches, since I do have to go to library and grocery store :D