Feast of Words
At Coonabarabran High, it’s that time of year again, time to swirl a handful of words around on your tongue, savour some meaning and plate up your 50 word novel! The theme for 2020 is ‘key’. Maybe your high school days are long gone, but I’m sure your taste for words is as gourmand as ever, what 50 word dish will you serve us?
There is something amazing about poetry. Most of us probably don’t think much about it but I feel we are surrounded by poetry, life is poetry! It is about emotion, perception, perspective, observation, curiosity, receptivity and wonder.
I have been enjoying some online poetry courses with futurelearn.com, learning and understanding more, delving into different forms and sharing them here for us to play with.
A cascade is a waterfall. A cascade poem takes the lines of the first stanza, repeating them as the last lines in the following stanzas, like a cascade. Check out this link for a description and an example, then show us how your water falls!
Step by step
I am slow by nature. I like to take the time I need to do things, to understand things. At times, I’ve been frustrated with my pace, now slow and steady is my motto, where I am comfortable. Over time, I’ve discovered that some clichés work wonders, it’s all about the journey not the destination… the process is full of mistakes and magic.
The destinations and goals that inspire me grow constantly, quicker than I can explore them all, but they keep me dreaming, they keep me believing, they keep me moving, slow and steady, step by step.
What do pace and process look and feel like for you?
For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.