#46-Mining Poems

Give yourself a huge pat on the back! You deserve it! So do we! Making time for the Poetry Challenge--even a quick 7-Minute Poetry Prompt, is not always easy. What's more, while in the full-steam-ahead "creation" mindset focused on the next and the next . . . our past creations go by the wayside. Before we are completely obsessed with more, let's take stock.

 Coming up long enough to see what's what!

Coming up long enough to see what's what!

Poetry Challenge #46

Mining Poems

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to read over the poems you’ve been writing. I like to do that with a couple different colored highlighters. I mark words or phrases or lines that I especially like or that surprise me. Then I pick 2-4 of those highlighted selections and try to combine them into a new poem. You can rearrange words, change word endings, or add more words or lines if you need them. See what happens when you take pieces that you really like and combine them into a new whole!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

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Mining Poems Playlist:

Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 850 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you.  If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem. Scroll down and click on the comments.

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