100 Day Project Three – Days 68, 69, 70, 71, 72

DAYS 68, 69, 70, 71, 72 (August 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd 2018)

WORSHIP IN THE HOUSE OF A— (first of many drafts)

Damn her
congenital restlessness.

She searches,
doubtless in vain
(if only it were in vain)
for her other half—
the whole cleft in two
in the mythic past.

I once thought,
to my heart’s ruin
to be that long lost love.

Would I
if I could
see myself
through her prying eyes—
one of which sees too close,
and too far the other?

Or better left
her thoughts unheard
and only known
by the cold turning
of her cherished head?

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, my third, 100 Day Project on June 12th, 2018. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything, really (or nothing at all) and to write at least one hundred shitty first-draft words of my novel. I’ll post the results here.


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