Today I learned something about writing these posts: can't use the tab key! I did that and lost what I'd started to write. I wonder if it will turn up again somewhere. If it does, I have to edit it!
I started to say that one of the most important things happening in my life this month is the beginning of a course at UBC: Creative Writing 200. Yesterday, we had a lesson on writing poetry. I love poetry, but rarely attempt to write it. Yesterday, we were given a short exercise to write a poem (essentially just a list of things) as suggested by one of the examples the instructor offered. This is what I wrote:
"Please Take These Things Back"
Gloomy, drizzly, teary days;
Hot, humid, nights with sweaty sheets;
Need to tell loved ones bad news
Need to ask for help
Dependence on everyone and everything
~~~~~~I offer this in memory of Ken, who inspired it.