what is seen
purple jasmine in
hair so clean
black as night
the turtle hides
truth will out
heart breaks inside
I had a hard time with C. It took me all day to find that place and begin with the first line. I asked my daughter for a C word and she immediately gave me THE C word. I told her I didn't think that would do. I dig inside and pull and tug for something that will release, to connect. Ah now that is a C word connect, making connections. Isn't that something we are all trying to do, make connections.
We reach out then pull back again and again. I debated whether continuing the journey with my fellow Rowers at A Round of Words in 80 Days. I have so much going on in my life right now I thought I didn't have time. But at the core, this group is about me, about what I need to support my writing. So I am here, ready to begin the next round.
My Writing Goals:
- As you can see I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge April 2012 as well as NaPoWriMo and Penny for Your Thoughts National Poetry Month: April #30in30 Challenge Basically this boils down to me writing a Poem a day on my blog and I am using the A to Z Challenge as the prompt. It is my intention to push the boundaries of my writing by doing this poetry challenge.
- Writing in my Memoir weekday mornings for an hour to an hour and a half with my Memoir writing buddy, Tui at Mental Mosaic. It is really early, 6 a.m. EDT, so it is definitely a challenge for me. You can join us at #earlyword #wordmongering if you are a morning person. (or are still up from a late nighter)
- Writing daily in my online morning pages. It helps me to purge before I start my day.
I am keeping it simple because there is so much going on in my life right now. I am happy just to be writing every day. I look forward to this Rowing journey and making more connections with my fellow Rowers.