Monthly Archives: August 2012

Exercise 3: List and Anti-list – Sunrise

Sunrise stole in like an anti-thief giving light in happy silence still warm blue over a happy lagoon sandbar yellow no noise no gulls in the no-wind no clouds no motion unconcerned by oyster catcher crying into a breaking visibility … Continue reading

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Exercise 3: List and Anti-list

The aim for this week is to create a poem from a list of items, or an anti-list of items, or a mix of both. (An anti-list is a list of qualities which define the item by what it is … Continue reading

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Exercise 2: Restricted Vocabulary – Haiku

Bush Coast Haiku Hot-house sun touches Forest trees, half-light clearings Delicately cold. This has been written for a different mood, but in a shorter time span. I have used the haiku style partially because I have recently played with it, … Continue reading

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Exercise 2: Restricted Vocabulary – Revised attempt

A Late Walk, Matapouri Track To enter, I badly needed Vixen nerves, The courage of midnight, A shadow path Into the hollow clearings, The stink of den deepening With the starless darkness. Mortified I imagine hands, Feel the pelt forest, … Continue reading

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Exercise 2: Restrcted Vocabulary – First Attempt

A Late Walk, Matapouri Track To enter I badly needed courage, Vixen nerves, On the midnight path Into the hollow clearings, The stink of den deepening With the starless darkness. I imagine hands, Feel pelt forest fingers, From the fur … Continue reading

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Exercise 2: Restricted Vocabulary – Initial notes

There is one major challenge with the choice of poems – we have no foxes in Whangarei, so the poems will provide a vocabulary only. I have identified some major phrases and words: “I needed”, “the yet to be”, “back … Continue reading

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Exercise 2: Restricted vocabulary

This exercise is to write a piece restricted to words found in a related  selection of poems. The poems I will use are: Ted Hughes “The Thought Fox” (1957) Adrienne Rich “Abnegation” (1969) Adrienne Rich “Fox” (2001)

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