Poets & Writers sends weekly prompts (if you sign up for them). About two weeks ago, this is what they sent:
Look back through the poems you’ve written this year and make a list of images or words you’ve repeated. This list will guide you toward identifying your poetic obsessions. Choose one of your poetic obsessions and write a poem that fully explores it.
I don’t have my list of images compiled yet, but I did take a look at the forms and themes from the previous year.
In forms, the top three were: haiku/senryu (no surprise there), prose, and free verse.
For themes, these are my top ten:
- Appreciation of Others Works
This was an interesting, though time-consuming task. If I’d tagged and categorized better, it might have been a bit easier. I wrote more prose than I thought, and I did not write much many months. That is one of the things I want to change this year.
When I complete that list of most used images and words, I will share them and the new poem.
Anyone else take an inventory of their posts from this past year? What did you find?