Where do I go now? Well, the new Poetry School brochure is out and I am contemplating.........
I have been experimenting with writing while plugged into music on my laptop. I find different music encourages different ways with poems - some energetic, some moody, some romantic. I've written three poems this way. In the last assignment we were encouraged to invent our own poetry form* (something a little wacky....just up my street). Due to my love of music my form is for two or more stanzas of three lines. Each line must contain a word associated with music. I had such fun with this I might write a series! Why not make up your own form, set your own restrictions and go for it. Do feedback.
(The last assignment included a made up form called 'Wilson' consisting of five short punchy lines that all rhymed except the middle line which had to include a non-rhyming reference to a vegetable! I kid you not. We had to write one of these. Mine is below)
Lightning forks the skyElectric fizz and fry
Like onions sizzling in a pan
Watch those white streaks fly
Earthing, then they die.