For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by words, ideas, and images in Virginia Woolf’s Diary.
Today I took a playful approach to writing poetry and explored the Poem Generator site. It’s a bit like a Mad Libs: you supply nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, and then the Poem Generator does its work and creates a poem for you using some of the words you supplied as well as synonyms for those words. I played with various words from two of Woolf’s entries where she laments her struggles with drafting The Waves and notes her ease writing the diary. A tanka and a haiku were the poems I liked best of those that were generated by the website.
Day #26: Writing: Tanka and Haiku
I fear my novel
It is so slow and intense
With endless pages
It imagines much
A careless diary writes
whilst watching the fields