secures the high harmony
an anchor in a gale
off the mantelpiece
standing on tiptoes
clouding the mirror
with a steady
Kim M. Russell, 18th April 2017
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On Day 18 of The Poetry School’s NaPoWriMo prompts, we’re getting started. I’ve linked this post to Imaginary Garden with real Toads Tuesday Platform.
Ali Lewis says that getting started is the hardest part of writing, so let’s get it out of the way by either generating a completely random new sentence from a Random Sequence Generator or choosing a sentence that appeals to us from a nearby book, without thinking too hard about it.
When we have the first sentence of our new poem, we have to lineate it in a way that adds meaning and then write the whole thing, finally (optionally!) deleting the first sentence.
I chose to use the Random Sentence Generator and got ‘The breath secures the high harmony’. I didn’t delete the sentence but changed the first word. Because it’s such a short sentence, my first draft is a micro poem but I think I’d like to develop it later.