Verse First ~ Close to The Source
Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
CLOSE TO THE SOURCE
Good writing takes the reader on location. Good writing doesn't "talk about," but emanates the warmth, light and life of the topic at hand.
Consider these two lines:
"Her bloodstone stilettos click-clicked across the cold marble floor."
"She wore red shoes."
Get the idea? A good poem feels vivid and visceral and close to the source.
Today, become the experience. Write from the source. With detailed yet precise language, make us feel your meaning. Use necessary language and not a word more. In order to improve your skills, consider inviting fellow participants to suggest cuts and edits to create intense, condensed meaning. If this interests you, leave a note below your piece.
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I look forward to experiencing your work. ~ Kim