Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Verse First ~ Original Obsessions

Verse First ~ Original Obsessions

Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 
Today's notion?

OBSESSIONS


Here are today's simple instructions:

1. Set a timer for 15 minutes
2. Write a list of your personal obsessions. DO NOT edit yourself at this stage. Let it flow!
3. Select three obsessions from your list
4. Write a three-stanza poem, one stanza per obsession
5. Make sure the stanzas are strongly linked, logically connected.
6. Edit with a hypersensitive eye. It's not done until each word is right. Take your time.
7. Link only original, well-honed pieces.

Looking forward to some strong, tight writes. 

~ Kim


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24 comments:

  1. oh boy!! I haven't started yet but I just had to say oh boy! Kind of like a therapy session and poetry writing all in one. what if i don't have any obsessions? or is that an obsession?

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  2. I love this one! What a great idea

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    1. Fantastic entry. Loved every word.

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    2. Thanks, this was really a fun one.

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  3. At first I had intended to make my stanzas longer, but I found that brevity was better in this instance. Too many words began to jumble the message, and the point was to stay on message and maintain a connection. I enjoyed this challenge as it brought me out of my comfort zone a little. Hope you all enjoy my entry.

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    1. I liked your short stanzas as it really added to the intensity of your piece. The meaning was really captured in not only the words but the flow.

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    2. I appreciate it, Sreejit. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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  4. I knew this would challenge each of us. I am excited to see what wonders emerge.

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  5. Wow! And then, revise and revise and revise. I eliminated an entire stanza! Thanks Kim. I'll be back to browse amid the wisdom and images.

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    1. I tried to remove my incorrect link, but ended up adding teh correct one. Sorry.

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  6. My current obsessions of many I just realized!

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    1. It was fairly tough, but once I got into the swing of it, it just began to flow. I enjoy these Wednesday prompts as I often write from current emotions or as a means to express myself and my current situations. It is good to step out of the box every now and again and challenge your mind.

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  8. SEEMS LITTLE DIFFICULT...TRIED MY BEST!

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  9. Interesting that we're asked for three to conform to my OCD. Yes, I've delved into uniform conformity... couldn't help it! Thanks for the kick start, Kim!

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  10. I made a long long list, struggled to pick and chose but finally made it :)

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  12. Sorry, Kim. I meant to link to Poetry Pantry. Can you please remove my link here?

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