Friday, February 26, 2016

Poetry Potpourri

This month I have been writing alongside Laura Shovan and other writers who have dedicated part of their practice to composing poetry for Laura's 2016 Found Object Poem Project. It has been a delightful challenge to create a poem a day (many of which need refinement) geared to the found object prompt. Since some days were filled with other writing, below Day 26 poem, I am providing two more poems to complete the challenge up to now.  

recycled refuse
-slashed, stacked, stored
curbside cardboard collage-
artsy artisan gallery show
preview on trash day
©CVarsalona, 2016

This poem is offered for Day 26 2016 of Laura Shovan's Found Object Poem Project and will be shared at Michael Ratcliffe's Poetry today.


Market Day is an offering for Day 2 2016 of Laura Shovan's Found Object Poem Project.


Wonder is an offering for Day 3 2016 of Laura Shovan's Found Object Poem Project.

It feels so comfortable to be caught up with the twenty-nine day poetry writing project. The rewards of being part of an active writing community outweigh the internal pressure to keep up. Now I can relax into the last few days of Laura's poetry challenge.

Digitalized image from a Macy's ad

Now please visit Elizabeth Steinglass' blog for the Poetry Friday Round-up. Elizabeth has two quotes that resonated with me. After providing quote one, Elizabeth goes on to say, "I love the reminder here that producing something anything-is worth the time." The creative process is driven by the pulling of the heart strings of voice that wants to rise from heart to mind to paper. I have found that relaxing in the process helps the voice unwind. 

Gentle Reminder: March 4th is the deadline for submission of digital compositions of combined photographs and poetry for my upcoming gallery, Winter Wanderings