A special holiday from work today, so no classroom activity. Instead, I slept in, worked out, cleaned, shopped, read, and did some writing. Tonight I have at least five submissions planned as well, so my NaPoWriMo day will be complete.
I have been working with some free-writing techniques where I write in phrases, not concerning myself with syntax, but more with sound and word association. Today, this technique led me to a draft that is one, long, meandering sentence with elements of fantasy that usually do not creep into my work. I will include the whole draft here – again, I welcome any feedback that may help when it comes time for revision. (Note: Full poems posted here during April will eventually be removed if the poems are to be revised or submitted for publication.)
A paddlewheel turned against the sky and struck
a star in the shifting purple weight of midnight,
dropping it into the lap of a geisha, its cry a song…
(Remainder removed for revision…)