Monday, September 25th – Sunday, October 1st
WHEN WILL YOU LEARN
Passers by all in odd veneer,
foppery and fakery in forms refined
and expertly practiced before gilt mirrors.
When will you learn to be yourself
and trust your own true reflection?
What are you in your heart?
And in the infant heart that beats within your heart?
What were you at the moment of your conception
when you and your God last were one?
Lose that and all is lost.
What remains is sand in the sea—
Lifeless and without will
against terrestrial currents
and the transmigration of worlds.
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 (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.