Since last April, I have taken a 6-week workshop through Coursera, called Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop with Douglas Kearney, which was my first ever poetry workshop and it was pretty cool, and free!
Poems from the workshop, and others since last NaPoWriMo:
- A Mouthful of Marbles, a Mixed Media Project (original poetry using the 'em' sound- my own poetry prompt- piano playing, photography & Animoto)
- The Kingdom of Crazy (based loosely on two poetry prompts from the workshop)
- Found Poems & Chopping Block Poems (an introductory exercise)
- Vision Board Poem, using William Burroughs' Cut-Up technique that David Bowie, RIP, had used, and Break Free (original mixed media collage featuring cut-ups and original photography)
Write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes.
Life is Better When You're Laughing
In most cases, you
laugh or you can cry;
or there is
As with many things
in our life,
it is our choice.
You can't always
But you can control YOUR
punishment for your-
self- not only might
A bad attitude
makes it worse,
My hubby and I
make this our
and people like us,
yes, they do!
we like each other;
it's true that
we are happy folks:)
In most cases,
you can either laugh or cry...
positivity or negativity...
as with most things in life,
it's a choice;
you can't always control a situation,
but you can control YOU in that situation...
negativity is like extra punishment for yourself...
not only might the situation suck;
it is made exponentially worse by a bad attitude...
Hubby and I make this our life philosophy
and people like us, and we like each other, and,
most importantly, we are happy folks:)