Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, I realized this morning I hadn’t done a Poetry Friday post for this week. With not setting it up last weekend as usual, and then WRAD and many deadlines during the week, I totally forgot about it. Until 3 a.m. today. I went back to sleep. But then at 4, the scraping, rumbling snowplows woke me, and I gave up. I got up, drafted my poem, and here you go!
It’s based on the lovely practice of writing alone, together. I’m doing this with two different groups right now. One is monthly, and one is every two weeks. Each time, when we get to the writing portion of the class/group/session, we all mute (but leave our cameras on) and write. We can’t hear each other. Our screens are full of our own work, so we’re not looking at each other. But we leave our cameras on. We stay in the room, so to speak. And we’re each writing individually, but somehow, the connection is there. We’re a writing community. I’m finding it amazing!
Here’s the draft I did this morning about this experience.
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with funny, fabulous Jone MacCulloch!