Thursday, November 1, 2012

DigiWriMo Day 1: Many cannot gingerly wake

To kick off Digital Writing Month, a shared google document was created last night that could be edited from 12:00am - 1:00am in order to write a "Collaborative Digital Poem".  Luckily I didn't have to stay up too late, as this was Eastern time. There were some rules listed at the top of the document, the most important being that you must add just one word to the poem, and that you could move just one existing word to a new location in the poem.  One punctuation mark could be added or removed if you wanted, but it was not required.  A word can only be deleted by its author.  And most importantly, the entire poem can be counted towards our word count. (Score!) Here's the final product:

poem...

The midnight windchimes somnolently announce REVOLUTION
Many cannot gingerly wake
pierce tepid word streams.
Norway
nostalgically
recumbent rhythm...
syzygy;
if I find soul yearns drumming,
thrums recalcitrant of profligacy
Superfluous--bluebells}
Befuddled grapes
..
BUT
Heavy mind in throes
process waits {over
turgid doubts of remarkable chaos
r;
BobBing with joy
Serendipity, awaits
regal Lovely puppy!
don’t atrophy me.
liquid
REVOLUTION!



It really doesn't make a lot of sense, but hey - open invitation for anyone's interpretation of this poem in the comments.  The word I added was "find", but that was during the first 10 minutes of the poem's creation.  I moved the word "drumming," but not to its final location.  I went to bed around 11:20pm, so I was anxious when I woke up to see how the poem was finished.

I hope there are more prompts today because I'm only at 272!

Post Word Count: 272
11/1 Tweeting Word Count: 63
DigiWriMo Word Count: 335
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