100 Day Project No. Two: Week Three Poem One

Week Three
Monday, September 25th – Sunday, October 1st


Find freedom in the face
of one’s own inconsequence
and no longer must you feed
this ravenous illusion,
and money this temple—
this ruined facade—
built brick by brick
with ignorance and pride
as mortar and trowel.

And for what?
This edifice you so
lovingly constructed
was built upon a cliff
and beaten by storms so fierce
as to sink whole Persian fleets.

What are you
against the high offshore winds
that inexorably drive you
into the cold black sea?

What did the tempest ask of Job?
Did he have an arm like His,
and could he thunder with His voice?

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 (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.

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