DAYS 10 and 11 (January 15th and 16th, 2018)
This bit of work represents some retooling and expansion of my last post.
What is this futile little game—
which for words This transcends
for words I search in vain.
But still, I like to play—
It keeps her close.
I am a peasant boy that gathers wildflowers
for a girl—now a ghost of a girl—I once saw
walking along the bourn on the outskirts
of a greening field.
I imagine her toes testing the cool, clear water—
perhaps it is too cold—
but does it matter when there is so much life and love
in all this sun and song?
That was springs ago—
and yet still I gather,
and wait and wonder.
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/