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breaking the rules of the challenge

June 9, 2009

Jill and I have challenged one another (the story is here) to write a poem-a-day for a week about a single color. My color is red. We’re supposed to notice our color as we go about our day — to practice opening ourselves to seeing things we may otherwise overlook.

This poem breaks that rule. Number three in “The Red Poems: A Series of Threats” — “Red sky in mourning” — isn’t about something I saw today. It’s a poetic device I made up (or stole from the wives’ tale). It’s posted over at “i am maureen” for critique. Leave a comment here if you need the password.

Don’t sue me for breaking the rules. I’m supposed to be working on my manuscript. I’m trying to send it out Friday. Running back to it now …

One Comment
  1. June 9, 2009 9:39 pm

    It’s fun to read about your challenges with Jill. Red is my favorite color. Jo, Michelle,and I were going to write a poem centered on the color red, but we never got around to it. In the meantime, I took a bunch of video of red stuff. I’ll send it to you sometime, and you can use it as a backdrop to a poem. Your poem could be the sound track, not necessarily having anything to do with the images, except for the color.

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