This month, I’m tagging along with Christie, Margaret, Jone, Mary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy.
Today, I tried haikubes for the first time. The first words I saw were parallel and journey, so I began thinking about what might make a parallel journey. Then I looked out the window at the rain and had my topic.
I also had some help this morning. It turns out that cats, at least my four formerly feral kittens, really like haikubes. Chipotle was quite proud of himself when he finally managed to pick one up in his crooked little mouth. Then he absconded with it–before I could see its words. Before I could finish my poem, all four siblings arrived and swarmed the pile of cubes. I might have to save haikubes for when I’m writing poetry at the coffee shop.