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

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’

AWOL Week #16 Responses

AWOL EXERCISE #16 A Biography Here’s a very short poem called ‘Biography’ by Sophie Collins: ` BIOGRAPHY She is a 23-year-old poet of indeterminate origin. Her poems have appeared in swimming light reflections, the face of the incredulous Meister, Christ’s translucent orb, and elsewhere.  Sophie Collins ` And here are a couple of Wikipedia biographies: … Continue reading AWOL Week #16 Responses

Highlighted Writer for Week 14

The AWOL Highlighted Writer of the Week this week is Elisheva for her wonderful poem ‘It’s Not about the Night’, which is compelling, honest and so relevant to the times we’re living through. For me, the most important part of the poem was its ending, where she encourages us all that we have a purpose … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 14