Lately, it has become more important to me to combine visual art with poetry. I believe it is very fascinating what we can do to make poetry work more effectively when mixing it with some colour or arrange the words in a certain way.
Fighting Writer’s Block
I remember to have learned about a German poet at the end of the 19th century who’s confusion about the change in society and politics have caused him a proper writer’s block. Unfortunately, I can’t remember his name. I wondered if it was Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben. He is the poet who wrote the lyrics to the German National Anthem. But researching him doesn’t bring up anything connected with writer’s block.
I have periods where I do write less even though I would not call them writer’s block anymore. It is more a question of writing cycles: Sometimes you write more. Sometimes you write less. However, it has always been helpful to me to rather draw or arrange words in a certain way to get out of it.
This week’s prompt
This week’s prompt is pretty open:
“Write a visual poem.”
It is entirely up to you if you want to arrange words, draw the poem, paint it, print it or whatever else there is to visualise it. The topic of the poem is also entirely up to you. So go crazy with words and images.
Suggestions on how to take part
- Read “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” here on, “The Bee Writes…” on Wednesdays.
- Write your poem as close or far from the prompt as you feel comfortable.
- Post it on your blog or here in the comment section or both
- You have time for that until the next Tuesday.
- Use “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” picture if you want to
- Use the hashtag #djepp (Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt) when sharing on social media.
- Go and read another “Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” Poem from the comments.
- Most of all, have lots of fun.
Now my dear fellow day jobbers: go, create and have lots of fun!