Initially a dare between Adam Byatt and myself to spend 28 days writing bad poetry, #postitnotepoetry blossomed into a month of something accidentally brilliant and beautiful.
In homage to Ella-Louise, Jude and Post-Marked: Piper’s Reach
Bonus Thursday Poem (previously unpublished on the blog)
The day accidentally given over to the solage form of poetry (the link has all the other solages written across the day from members of the Post-It Note Poetry group).
With bonus poems for Valentines Day!
More people joining in today on the #postitnotepoetry hashtag and more intending to join tomorrow which is fabulous. There is nothing like permission to do something regardless of your skill level of the expectation of quality outcomes. At the end of the day, passion and the willingness to have a go is all that counts.
Inspired by the most recent letters from Post Marked: Piper’s Reach and today, by a comment left by Barb Schmidt on Facebook about how she loved the shredded paper at the top of the page I was going to write on. It’s not haiku today – words arrived and I let them inhabit the page in their native form. Photo nod in Adam’s direction… decided to try and do something a little artistic.
When the storm broke on Monday and the first slithers of blue sky broke through it looked like an ever expanding quilt. I held onto the image throughout the week in anticipation of starting the month of poetry today – even if my efforts don’t come close to articulating the beauty and relief of the moment.
Also see poetry from Adam Byatt.