You know how it is when you can't get your thoughts organised? It's not writer's block, more brain paralysis! That happened at class last week. We had a 'supply tutor' as ours was away and this one teaches Life Writing at the college, though poetry is her thing. She gave us a writing exercise based on observance of an object (mine was a tea strainer). I wrote plenty of notes and even a line a I really liked but from that I couldn't form my thoughts together in the fifteen minutes we had to write a poem! I had ideas but nothing I could hang on to. I felt very disappointed as everyone else managed it. We then work-shopped our poems and that went a lot better. Feedback was good and useful, enabling me to re-write the last stanza and tweak a few words. I might take it back and see if everyone approves when we work-shop again.
Also at home I managed to finally write a poem based on my notes from the writing exercise (possibly because I was more relaxed!). It's not a competition winner but a 'nice' poem, I think.
This Saturday I am attending a Writers' Day in Bromley, Kent organised by ACW and with the chance to meet Liz Babbs, whose blog I follow.