DAY 6 (January 11th, 2018)
THIS BUILDING SOMETIMES SLEEPS
This building sometimes sleeps,
sometimes warmly thrums
and one’s dreams get lost
in its monotonic vapor.
And then one hears the crows’ caws–
high-pitched, gravel-throated exaltations–
and out of the savage cleft of
Tiamat’s torn, water-laden corpse
gloriously rises the sun.
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, my third, 100 Day Project on January 6th. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything really. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project-number-three/