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.
I’ve tried to play with the haikubes a few times, and nothing has come of it aside from cats absconding with cubes and racing off with their treasure. The haikubes are a great concept, but I think the execution leaves something to be desired. There are a lot of blanks, for one, which doesn’t make sense to me. And so many of the words are uninspiring. How am I supposed to work hmmm or jerk into a haiku? But one of my online friends, Scott, bought a set and he managed to write a really good haiku, so I thought I’d try again.
Usually I freelance, but today I decided to follow the instructions and take what the roll gave me. A Desire for My Work Life was my topic. I heaved a sigh because I already felt uninspired by that topic, and then I started sorting haikubes. Once again, I had plenty of cat help. I was trying very hard not to “cheat” and search for better words. I set the bar very low and eventually found a combination of words I didn’t exactly like but also didn’t totally hate.