05 August 2010
The Big Tent Poetry prompt this week had poets check back on their previous dozen or so poems and write something different. Metaphor is different for me in two ways. I wrote it with the intention of creating a metaphor for the prompt itself. I also played with the structure of the piece. I don't do a great deal of either. Formatting text for blogger can mystify me so I used my computer's snipping tool to take a picture of the piece and ensure its integrity. (That's how I turned the downside-up, upside-down, too...pictures can be manipulated.)
Through the process, I explored the way I use metaphor in my writing. More often than not they come naturally. To force the process is something I'll try again.
Thanks for the prompt, Deb!