I was responsible for the prompt today over at OctPoWriMo. I had this idea a couple of weeks ago when I was working on a collage project for my Introduction to Design class. I’m sharing with you some photos of my process today as I began sifting through my own collection of magazine clippings to share some of the interesting combinations of words and phrases that appeared. I entered the process with no plan. I picked the words intuitively as I sorted through them.
Words that seemed to make sense together were placed together. After a short time (maybe 30 minutes or so), a theme began to emerge. The best part of this process for me is knowing that this is a poem that I would never have written any other way. The final image is my poem laid out on my sofa.
May I have my attention, please?
Don’t judge! Try this…this works!
Avoid the mainstream. Go bold by stepping outside the norm.
Who needs perfectly cast, feast for the eyes,
death-defying, make-believe Mr. Nice Guy?
I have a confession to make.
I dream of …
looking-for-fun-on-the-edge, hot or not,
touch and be touched, passion into power
We can work with that!