Thursday, May 1, 2008

final thoughts

It's May! The end of RePoWriMo, for this year at least. I loved reading the poems people posted and everyone's comments. Right now I'm debating doing this again next year -- it would be even more fun if more people posted refrigerator poems. Maybe with advance notice this time . . .

What did I learn? Well, the following:

  • I can write a poem about flatulence. Not sure if that's a good thing, though.

  • I have just today figured out there's a "sharpness" editor for my digital camera, so all those fuzzy words actually could have been more readable. Oops.

  • It's by far much easier/faster to go with the poem the words want to make than to try to make a specific poem about a particular topic. And changing words to what is available can turn the poem in unexpected directions, which is always fun.

  • "Your" really needs to be included in one of these kits.

At the beginning of the month, I thought about listing all the words alphabetically on my fridge, but that seemed a little overly obsessive, so I didn't. But next year, this would be a good thing. With about 1,000 words (from 3 kits) randomly scattered about, searching for one, muttering, "I know I've seen this somewhere" gets old fast. I did put all the small words together (me, he, is, and...), which helped to some extent, but alphabetical is really the way to go for everything else.

Thank you so much for reading and/or participating! Overall, this has been fun and a great exercise. This blog will mostly be going dark for now, but I may post interesting poetry things over the year as they come up.

For now, I leave you with one last poem:

one last poem

the aftermath

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

magnum opus

Both photos are one poem -- part 1 and part 2. I took a photo of the whole thing, but I'm not sure if it would be readable. Enjoy!