October 8: Breaking Boundaries #OctPoWriMo #Writober and #NanoPrep

I love what Maria did with the forms. The Diamante turned mushroom, and the table poem has a sharpness to it that comes both from the breaks and the words. Superb!

Experience Writing

Let Your Light Shine by Maria L. Berg 2020

This morning’s theme “Breaking Boundaries” inspired an exciting photo adventure. I looked at things I see every day with fresh perspective.


Read for inspiration and craft

Louise Glück won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s an encouraging clip of her talking about poetry.

Recommended poem:Vespers by Louise Glück
Online journal:Poetry Foundation

Spotlight Poem from OctPoWriMo Day 7

I enjoyed the question/answer rhythm of RALLENTANDA’s triolet.

Breaking Through by Maria L. Berg 2020

Poetry prompt Today’s OctPoWriMo prompt is Breaking Boundaries

Forms Diamante or Table poem

I tried both forms .

Kindness and Cruelty

comfortable, warm
caring, accepting, giving
door, home . . . zoo, airport
trapping, attacking, emptying
brutal, harsh

Mine looks more like a mushroom than a diamond. I like that.

Tooling up for breaking boundaries

I’ll need scissors toseparatesullen skies

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