Today I completed my poetry challenge, writing a poem a day for a month. I can't say I came up with anything extraordinary, but I enlarged my knowledge of language and how it can be used to specific effect. I became more attentive to the world around me. I plan to keep up this practice of poetry, with the help of a book recommended by Kim Newton Fusco http://www.kimberlynewtonfusco.com/, In the Palm of Your Hand by Steve Kowit.
Here is one of my better poetic attempts:
Zucchini like zeppelins
My table sags under their weight.
We slice them,
Until the vine shrivels up and dies.
While I'm continuing my poetry, I'm going to have to take a break from blogging due to a writing assignment. But before I go into writer's hibernation, I have one more author interview to share with you. On November 16th, I'll be talking with Padma Venkatraman http://www.padmasbooks.com/ about her latest book, Island's End. Hope you can stop by!