Having planned and cleared the purpose and direction of my self-directed project on week two I started to write the everyday poems during this week. I found that writing poetry in another language is a really big struggle and that I have to dedicate double the amount of hours as I’m not as familiar with the vocabulary and grammatical structures. But after spending two hours everyday making and remaking poems I find that it’s starting to get a little bit easier. This week I wrote 3 poems in total, but I’m confident that as I start getting the hang of it I will be able to write a poem a day.
On the other hand, I also found that I was really unfamiliar with English poetry as a whole as all the poetry I had read since today is Spanish poetry. After realizing that I needed to expand my knowledge of the language and it’s poetry I decided to add another compartment to my project: everyday I will have to write a poem and select a poem of the day, forcing me to feed my poetry knowledge in order to implement it in my writing.
The are pictures of my process, drafts and final poems:
Poem 19th of October 2021
Mind over body.
Mind, over body- I repeat.
But, no matter how loud
our reason calls,
the echo of the message
between our bodies walls.
Poem 22nd of October 2021
Poem 23rd of October 2021
Poems of the week:
18th of October 2021: To be alive – by Gregory Orr
19th of October 2021: Home – by Deryn Rees-Jones
20th of October 2021: Love is a place – Joan Margarit
21st of October 2021: The City of Limits – Archie Randolph Ammons
22nd of October 2021: As I dig for wild orchids- Izumi Shikibu
23rd of October 2021: Scaffolding – by Seamus Heaney
24th of October 2021: Enough Music – by Dorian Laux