The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 27th July 2020 – Finding the Words

Francoise Helene is a Canadian Poet living in London. She uses poetry to capture her experiences of travel, art, music and nature and often uses just one word as the inspiration to kickstart her poems. This week – it’s your turn!

Find Francoise’s poetry in her new, self published book ‘Us & Everything Else’ here.

Find a word, any word, to use as the title to a short poem that is less that 30 words. You could flick through a book and stop on a random page, ask somebody to give you a word, or look around you and see what word you land on. Now you have your title, it’s time to find your words! There’s no right or wrong. Your poem can be as serious or silly as you like.

If it feels tricky to get started, try something new. Could you set yourself a time limit? 30 words in 3 minutes…or 30 seconds? Could your words all start with the lame letter as your title? Could your poem start and end with the same word or sentence…?

If you have more time … 
What does your poem make you think about or imagine? Can you find an image to suit your poem, or add a doodle to your words?Think 

How did the word limit impact your creation? How did you find the process, and did you expect your poem to turn out the way it did?
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Share your work in a way that suits you – online, or offline.Find Francoise on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and share your work with her!