Extending Evening Similies

I am sharing my process of playing with old poems, or initial ideas. Follow the transformations of ‘Evening Similes’ into a series of new poems.

Ripple Poetry

Curtains of Mystery

Curtains are like
eye lids that
open and shut.

Eye lids are
bridges
between night and day.

Day is longing
for freedom to
dream.

Dream is unpicking
the thread of
daylight
meaning.

Meaning is
smiling
its mystery.

(c) June Perkins 27/ 04/2019

These blogs are to explore the editing process from initial idea
to playful experimentation with both theme and form to create a piece
that the poet is finally happy with.

I am revisiting old notebook/blog poems and developing them

Today’s experiment with ‘Evening Similes’ involved
1- Extending metaphors of some parts
2- Playing with the lines
3- Thinking more closely about the links from stanza to stanza
4- Re-titling the poem to ‘Curtains of Mystery’

I hope some of my readers find this sharing of process informative
and helpful to their own poetic journeys.

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