The Weekly Challenge, 27th July 2020 – Finding the Words27th July 2020
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…?
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