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.
Curtains of Mystery
Curtains are like
eye lids that
open and shut.
Eye lids are
between night and day.
Day is longing
for freedom to
Dream is unpicking
the thread of
(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.