I haven't said much lately.
This is mostly due to the unfortunate preoccupation of over-commitment, but can be partially explained by another writing project I've been working on which I'm excited to share with you - eventually.
But for now, I have an idea.
It's not original, but neither am i.
It is unique however, and so am we.
It's called Renga.
It's a traditional form of process poetry which is responsible for what we now know to be the Haiku, and this is how it works:
Person A writes a Haiku
(a short poem consisting of 3 lines with syllables counting 5-7-5).
Person B writes 2 addition lines of 7 syllables each to tag on the ending of the first Haiku.
Person C writes another Haiku, drawing primarily on the last 2 lines for inspiration.
Person D writes 2 more lines of 7 syllables..and so on and so forth.
And seeing how i only affiliate with quick-witted, well-learned, articulate and creative people, i think this could go somewhere..
Or it could just be me ending a post with 17 strangely organized syllables. Either way, I come out looking more inspired and poetic than i really am, which i'm obviously OK with.
Fading yellow leaves
Form ranks in Color's last march
Against coming clouds
*idea taken blatantly and without apology from http://www.soulpancake.com/view_post/1498568/i-see-your-haiku-and-raise-you-a-renga.html (which is a great blog you should all follow)