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a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Friday, April 3, 2015

30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE day three

4.3.15 | faces in the street


In a Station of the Metro  by Ezra Pound
The apparition       of these faces       in the crowd   
Petals      on a wet, black    bough   .

Today's prompt immediately brought Ezra Pound's poem to mind.  The imagery is so strong.  I am not sure I can capture the power of his imagery, but I am going to try to emulate his structure in my own poem today.

In a Hallway of the Middle School
The manifestation         of these faces           passing
Stories     wrapped in hooded        sweatshirts.

 


2 comments:

  1. You did capture the imagery. You see the story behind the hoods. Lucky kids because too few look past the hood.

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  2. Yes you create a powerful image, too! The sweatshirt hooded incubating stories you coax into hatching! They know you see them!

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