Writing: Tanka and Haiku Poem Generator #WritingwithWoolf #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoWriMo2020

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
Uncertain infinities
It imagines much

Death declivity
A careless diary writes
whilst watching the fields

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One thought on “Writing: Tanka and Haiku Poem Generator #WritingwithWoolf #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoWriMo2020

  1. The Poem Generator sounds like such a fun site! And the resulting poems are great as well—regarding Woolf’s comments, I can imagine that writing a diary would definitely be less arduous than plotting out a novel. Thanks for the poems!

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