100 Day Project – Days 85 and 86

DAY 85 (August 3rd, 2017)

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

For Each Ecstatic Instant

For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ratio
To the ecstasy.

For each beloved hour
Sharp pittances of years,
Bitter contested farthings
And coffers heaped with tears.

DAY 86 (August 4th, 2017)

Witter Bynner
Witter Bynner

Prodigal Son

What was given…
Me at birth
Was not Heaven,
It was Earth.

Though some other
House be fine,
Strange old Father,
This is mine.

My Commentary

I’ve combined these two into a single poem


Where am I, do you ask?
Right where I left you last.

Find me again alone
not too far from your home.

Hold my hand and take heart,
Not again shall we part.

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project on May 11th. My project is to read a poem, and write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by that poem. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project/


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