Here’s what I came up with based on the writing prompt I offered on yesterday’s post. I hope to see some of your work as well.
I might mention a lesson learned today about procrastination as it ties in to this poem. I had a problem with Internet access first thing today and while I was waiting for my computer-savy husband to correct it, I decided this would be a good moment to respond to my own prompt. Instead of putting e-mail and blogging at the head of my daily to-do list, isn’t it be a great idea to prioritize the creative process?
loiter in the West—
shades of brilliant
apricot and peach
give way to mauve
The plaintive sighs
the mournful cry
to a summer day.
“the brilliant apricot”
Ooooh, I like that.
Your thoughts about prioritizing the creative process make a lot of sense. Something to think about more…
Such a lovely poem, Victoria! I especially like all the colors of the sunset.
As for putting our creative work first, I try to write first thing in the morning, instead of checking email. That’s not always possible, but I’ve found that it enhances not only my creativity, but makes my day a lot better.
Thank you, Ami. Keep on doing that early morning thing!