I had to post for my tour stop Wednesday...so I guess Saturday is the new update day :D!
On day 24, Brewer asked what word we'd use to describe our April. Unsurprisingly, I chose hectic.
Maybe it wasn't the most reasonable decision to do that PAD challenge while trying to get Whispers and Murmurs done (I know. It's tragic, really) and also taking on the 90 day Bible challenge (which is going...meh...but I'm learning a lot!), but even though it's been CRAZY DIFFICULT at times, it has been well worth it.
I haven't had much time to peruse the Poetic Asides posts each day, but I did find a few new poets :), so I'm going to share those.
In other news...keeping with the theme has continued to be a challenge :/. Also, I made a discovery: I have a lot of trouble beginning a poem with a title!
It's really weird. Sometimes when I start writing lyrics to a song I'll immediately have a title for it, but with poetry it's like I need to see the finished product, even if it's only a rough draft, before I can title it. Of course there are exceptions, but generally, it doesn't work out.
So...I followed the rules and did the title thing, but when I wrote the poems, they didn't match their titles at all and I ended up changing them!!
*sigh* Oh well.
Anyway, onto those poets!
- Michelle Hed
- L.A. Brass (anindeliblemark)
For more poets I enjoyed (and you might enjoy, too), check out my last update: Week 2. If you're interested in some writing tips and/or would like to see my first week of the PAD challenge, go here.
Prompt: Adjective poem
i was a stargazer, once
the goodness of humanity, the goodness of me
time passed, and
i remembered the stars;
yet i looked up
only to see a fathomless black sky.
wanted to be 'better' or 'pure' or 'good',
but i, i longed for those stars
i am broken.
i refuse to accept
the same fate
of perpetual darkness others have so
i will be brighter than anyone
brighter even than those stars
Prompt: Science poem
How a Heart Breaks
There is no science to
how a heart breaks—
whether it implodes or explodes,
shatters or fractures before crumbling
piece by piece
how, or in what order, the pieces that
can be found
should be gathered,
and in what places and with what materials
they should be stitched, glued, or cauterized
into a working vessel
there is no specific increment of time
that can determine whether the heart will ever fully beat