Tag Archives: Writing prompts

weaving

Weaving. It is the dynamism of this word that flashes at me this morning. Furious flying of weft through warp, threads, brilliant, varied, dyes from onion skin, wild-flower petals, natural colours of the wools.  Or indigo dye, crushed shells of … Continue reading

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Yarn

Election day in the US. Big breath. Is this what it feels like to know you’re on the verge of a historic moment? To feel like so much is on scales that are at a breaking point as they waver … Continue reading

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Glass

‘There are certain words a poem should never use.’ ‘Hmm…’ I started to make a list of the usual suspects: very, many, really, magic, fluffy, rainbow, always, invisible –  ‘Yes.  Apparently shard is verboten.  And,’ raising an eyebrow and tilting … Continue reading

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Dust

The sound of dust is the buzz of a fly, tone or timbre blurred away, no soul left in the sound, just a movement of air molecules, a residual vibration, drained of colour, bereft of body.  Dust.  The eventual echo … Continue reading

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Hardy mums

First frost last night.  Rosy dawn.  I like the slowness of hot coffee with milk and the warmth of the mug in my hands. Hardy mums – why are the fruit and flowers rising up first? I promise my 30 … Continue reading

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Rose hip

It is taking all my willpower to simply type what I have written this morning and not edit it! But, here goes: Rose hip Ophelia wrote a story called Mr Rosehip Tea. It was one of the first stories she … Continue reading

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Present, not precious – A mindset

Show up before you are ready. It’s a practice, not a performance. Your job is to pick up your instrument and make some noise.  In this case, it’s the sound of your pen scrabbling, scratching, or flowing across the paper. … Continue reading

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