I've signed up for a 5 week poetry course which begins this afternoon 1-2.30pm.
There were a couple of questions we could answer in advance about our level of poetry writing ability and one was if we had a theme or idea for what to write about.
Japanese art, literature and culture is coming up quite a bit, so I thought I might write about old Japan, or tea gardens or something along those lines.
Well something very different came up for focus when I did day 11 of the 100 days writing challenge on Soundcloud.
This morning Tim asked us to free write for 10 minutes. I did not want to do that as I have already done my morning pages, but decided to do it anyway.
I have been very moved by a clip of a young black police officer facing the white mob at the Capitol so did a free write about that as a preparation for writing a poem about him later.
I also did a Haiku, 7/31 for this month - and yes, I am behind but at least I picked up the practice again.
Casper is a local fluffy black and white cat and when he sees me he usually comes over for some fuss.
This morning I went to the local shop at 7.15am to avoid other shoppers.
I was alarmed to see Casper dash across the road to me.
The road is usually quiet early in the morning and in the winter, but it was quite a worry.
Cold dark morning shop
Caper's dash across the road
Frightens me to death.