All entries for May 2010

May 28, 2010

The Inner Truth of Tomatoes

tomatoesProfessor David Morley presents the fifth Poetry Challenge "in which we explore the wonderful word-world of poetry." This episode is about finding subjects for your poems. "It is what your poem is, not what your poem says, that makes it work. That also goes for subject matter. There is no subject off limits."

Prof Morley challenges you to "break out of the usual poetic subjects and make something new from something that is defiantly and wonderfully unpoetic".

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.



May 21, 2010

What is Important is More Important than the Important

butterflyProfessor David Morley presents the fourth Poetry Challenge "in which we plunge into the woods of poetry, make up magical tales and songs, and leave before dawn with our poems in baskets." This episode is about creating poems that live and making our own small truths.

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.




May 13, 2010

Mirrors to Nature

Mirrors to NatureProfessor David Morley presents the third Poetry Challenge "in which we begin listening more clearly to the poet in ourselves." In this episode Prof Morley asks "Where is the truth of the self? Is it located in the observer or the observed, or in the act of observation or the act of observing?".

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.




May 07, 2010

Sky–Candles and Whale–Roads

candles_1.jpgProfessor David Morley presents the second Poetry Challenge "in which we light up language and warm our minds before a fire of words." This episode is all about magical ways to shape language and poems with a challenge to create some kennings and use them in short poems or haiku.

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them and Professor Morley will make an appearance from time to time.



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