Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fall-In-Love-With-A-Poet Mini Challenge, Poem #1

I've joined the community READ WRITE POEM. It's still fairly early in the new year, and I'm making every attempt to put my money where my mouth is. I'm actively attempting to write and draw daily. The assignment was to create a cento, using poems from your favorite poet. It was hard choosing a favorite poet. I love Shel Silverstein.

I've also recently discovered Margaret Atwood as a poet.

Although she says that she is not a speculative fiction writer, I think that a lot of her works appeal to this sensibility in me.

Here is my first poem-

I am not the favorite child,
A horse or even a tent
Now I would know too much.
I am the space you desecrate.
The memory is no friend.

This poem uses

Backdrop Addresses Cowboy
A Visit
A Sad Child

1 comment:

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Oh, wow. Am I ever looking forward to falling in love with Margaret Atwood through you!

Such power in these line combinations.


(I will link to my Cento, in order...too... I fell deeply in love with Denise Levertov!)