WRITING A POEM

The thought comes in. An idea. A bright image. And then, structure. “I will write it.”

Four syllables. In each sentence. These paragraphs. They are so short!

A brain program. Give words a dose. And humans too. And readers: most. We’re reading short! On Internet. On a device. On a billboard. On a Post-it. In the daytime.

The dark of night? By Kindlelight.

Words, little words! These sounds and vibes. Mean more than it. And what it is. Bold italic. Using strikethrough. Font is power! It colors you.

What would Joyce do? Shakespeare, Plato? With a keyboard. Watching a screen! Making choices. Expressing thoughts. Just one volume? Word enchantment!

Time travels words. Words travel time. How to ride them? How you use them? What does “S” say? Pack a word suitcase! Count and measure. Please sound them out. Consonants stick. Vowels leak and shout.

Fours and forces. Join uniqueness. Pay attention! Patterns demand. Each particle. Will join a wave. Meet them at shore.

Give space to word. Pen and journal? Voice recorder? Open laptop?

Threads of write time.

Times of right thread.

How does it look? How does it sound? A poem forms! Two hundred words. Well, now you know.

NOTE: This morning while reading the Medium website, I found a prompt about writing (in 200 words) an essay about a topic you’ve no time to write about. Here is the link: www.human.parts/the-human-parts-open-thread-essays-we-don-t-have-time-to-write-7002089aacd

 

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