My Internet connection is down, and I’m forced to use my phone, so maybe today will be less about poetry, but more of a regular blog entry. I’ll still keep to the 5 minute time limit, yes, but I just want to write a bit about the freewriting exercises and how it’s been.
For those of you who are new to my blog (I don’t have a lot of followers 😔), for the past month or so I’ve been trying to write one poem a day, all within the span of 5 minutes. This is partially because it doesn’t take too long, and the short time lends themselves to a more concise piece.
Writing the posts themselves make me realise and really mark out the themes, lines, images and ideas I tend to revert to when I’m stuck – and the way to escape them being to write the opposite. It becomes a conscious process, and not so much autowriting in the truest sense of the word.
Most importantly is to be free to write and post whatever – the self mandated ‘no edits’ clause both forces me to concentrate as I write, as well as to not be too hung up over the end result.
It’s currently day 38, and I want to do a 100 days at the minimum, so fingers crossed the Streak continues? It’s a bit like the manga about the people shaped holes in the mountain – how will my poetry emerge after all this?