AWOL Week 22 Responses

AWOL Week 22 Responses The prompt was a poem by Martha Sprackland titled ‘Dooms’, about a man struck seven times by lightning. And the subject for the exercise was, of course, lightning… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One in a Million   by Jodie Glass One in a Million   so many words translated into 7,099 languages hello, hallo, salve, … Continue reading AWOL Week 22 Responses

AWOL Week 21 Responses

This week’s prompt was to write a piece about birds, in exactly 50 words. But as always, it’s quite alright to ignore my suggestions! Our writer of the week this week is Peter Marshall, for ‘Crow’ a concise corvid piece about a trained crow, or rather a trained human. Well done, Peter! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crow … Continue reading AWOL Week 21 Responses

Highlighted Writer of Week #20 is Kathy Low with ‘If I Could Write like T S Eliot…..’

Our Highlighted Writer this week is Kathy Low, who somehow managed to compress all the genius and range of T S Eliot into one short poem and not just the scope of his work, but even his influences are included in this remarkable poem. But best of all, she finishes with that uplifting quote from … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week #20 is Kathy Low with ‘If I Could Write like T S Eliot…..’

AWOL Week #20 Responses

Our exercise this week is titled:  If I Could Write Like ****** Based on the poem by Laura Scott titled ‘If I could write like Tolstoy’. https://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/if-i-could-write-like-tolstoy/ It’s got lots of Tolstoy novel details in it, which I don’t understand but I enjoyed the poem. All you need to do is replace ’Tolstoy’ with any … Continue reading AWOL Week #20 Responses

Highlighted Writer of Week 19 is Kathy Low with ‘of the night…’

This week’s writer of the week is Kathy Low for her beautiful evocation of a night walk that is so much more than a night walk – is filled with the sights, sounds, smells of the darkness, but as with all Kathy’s work, says so much more than it says. Well done, Kathy! of the … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week 19 is Kathy Low with ‘of the night…’

Highlighted Writer for Week #18 is Jodie Glass with ‘My still weak heart (a letter to a new born)’

Our Highlighted Writer for the week is Jodie Glass for her moving poem to her new nephew titled ‘My still weak heart’. It’s the sort of poem that will be treasured by the family for years to come. I particularly enjoyed the way she totally ignored my instructions on what to write and did her … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week #18 is Jodie Glass with ‘My still weak heart (a letter to a new born)’

AWOL Week #18 Responses

Exercise: Write a piece responding to an excerpt from Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thumptrilly, or Fields of Daisies by Peter Marshall Thumptrilly, or Fields of Daisies When at last the thumptrilly fell flighterned through the sky she had the notion it would end up in my peach pie. Quite where that idea … Continue reading AWOL Week #18 Responses

Week #16 Highlighted writer of the week is Lotty with ‘Conversation with Yourself’

The piece of writing which stood out for me last week was Victoria’s ‘Conversation with Yourself’. I enjoyed it so much not for the sweary words and sheer vivacity of it, but because there’s an important message in it - if you want love, you need to love yourself. It’s funny that we rarely treat … Continue reading Week #16 Highlighted writer of the week is Lotty with ‘Conversation with Yourself’