Here’s the challenge: Look at five to ten of the latest poems you wrote and find last lines that are rich with possibility for a new beginning...the first line (or two) of the new poem—long or short—that you write this weekend.
My friend Susan at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, issued the challenge above. I looked up the poems that have appeared on my blog since September, and chose ten lines, hoping one of them would work.
Susan showed us an example of a ghazal, but my poem is a free verse last-line poem instead.
in what emotion was I caught
when all my heart and mind were fraught
with terror over spending
one solar system at a time,
and time alone
can mend my mind,
and heal this heart
Kay L. Davies, January, 2013