2019 Poetry Challenge - Week Thirteen
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2019 Poetry Challenge - Week Fourteen

 Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week 14 Words

 Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week 14 Poem

Week 14 words from @dave2718: swell, canyons, barrow, city, light.


the swell and crest of grief

rides through canyons of remorse and regret

made barren by pride and self righteous anger

I push the barrow laden with guilt and shame

towards the glittering glass city

reflected light searing my sorrow



Here are the words and my poem for the fourteenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.

When I look at my finished poems it often looks like I had the whole thing planned. I can see their beauty and how it all fits neatly together. It feels like it was already mapped out in my mind and all I had to do was put pen to paper. There's no sign of my wrestling with recalcitrant words or pinning ideas like butterflies on to the page. Sometimes poems come and flow from my brain and leap on to the page. Mostly though I have a couple of attempts at writing from the week's words. Delete phrases, ideas and whole poems then start over until I get something I'm happy to share.

If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub. 

If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll use them in a poem. Either DM me on Instagram with the words or send me an email (indrani at indraniperera dot com).

Happy writing!