Poetry Challenge #19

It’s a Zippity-Doodle Kind of Day!

Play Time! Before words came letters, before letters came doodles. According to those in the know, doodling, scribbling, and drawing taps into your creative brain–the play filled side. So what happens if we get into a playful mood first, then begin writing?
Give yourself “Permission to Play,” to find your playground voices says Carin Channing, creator of 365 DAYS OF DOODLING, a book Cindy and I are currently using. Time to “Climb Back into the Sandbox, People!”

Start with a blank sheet of paper and pencil (or pen). Doodle your idea of zippity. Zippity might be a thing, a place, or a feeling. Now write a short poem, no more than 10 words, about your Zippity Doodle!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 680 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!

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