Saturday September 19th, 2009

The exercise:

Your prompt for the four line poem this week: the process.

I wrote mine Thursday afternoon - work has been fun the last few days.

Mine:

This! This is how it must be done!
Okay, alright - that looks like fun...
No! No, do it this way instead!
... Keep this up and you'll wind up dead.

4 Comments:

Monica Manning said...

I've been on vacation this week. My husband is out of town. I have the entire house to myself. What a horrible time to get writer's block!!


* * *


Seven days alone to do nothing but write,
yet I stare at the screen; wish with all my might.
A large white square is all I see,
simply mocking, goading, laughing at me.

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

I'm talking paperwork, I'm talking countless forms, crazed calculations, and near-impossible deadlines. I'm talking essays, a tinge of stress, and maybe some sweat'n'tears.

I'm not talking signing away your soul. I'm talking college applications.
- - - - -
Ah, senior year. Gotta love it.

Greg said...

Hmm, four-line poetry day. I guess I could post my entry for the Protagonize Autumn Poetry competition here then...

The process (Lui et Elle)

Hard and rhythmic, like a machine,
Automated processes roam this hotel,
Polishing guests and keeping things clean,
All in its place, pour lui et elle.

...ok, so maybe that isn't my entry ;-)

Marc said...

Monica - that's when you need to focus on the Practice part of the Daily Writing, me thinks :)

I do hope it's gone soon though! I really like the final line of your poem.

g2 - man, I so did not put that much effort into my applications, haha. Good luck with yours though!

Greg - ah well, if it had been I'm sure I still wouldn't be able to choose between mine and yours :)

Looking forward to reading your entry. Tomorrow, most likely. After the submission deadline has passed.