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"The seasonal urge is strong in poets. Milton wrote chiefly in winter. Keats looked for spring to wake him up (as it did in the miraculous months of April and May, 1819). Burns chose autumn. Longfellow liked the month of September. Shelley flourished in the hot months. Some poets, like Wordsworth, have gone outdoors to work. Others, like Auden, keep to the curtained room. Schiller needed the smell of rotten apples about him to make a poem. Tennyson and Walter de la Mare had to smoke. Auden drinks lots of tea, Spender coffee; Hart Crane drank alcohol. Pope, Byron, and William Morris were creative late at night. And so it goes." ― Helen Bevington, When Found, Make a Verse of
Greetings everyone! Hope you are safe and well! This is Sanaa and I am back with another exciting Writers' Pantry this Sunday.
First of all, congratulations to all of us who are currently engaged in April poem-a-day challenge; we have made it halfway through the month! Second, as you know we have "Earth Day," coming up on 22nd April. The theme this year is "climate action," as the world prepares to mark 50 years in celebration of this day.
It is truly ironic how the pandemic has indicated the impact of human activity by suddenly shutting down all that serves to be a damper in the atmosphere. For instance, we are now aware that we can in fact do without a large portion of oil, gas and coal.
Our world requires transformational change. The following days, weeks and months will hopefully determine how seriously we take it into account.
Announcements and Reminders:
The topic for next Weekly Scribblings is "Re-Verse." Rommy wishes to keep things simple because they have been days ever since the pandemic when she has been grateful for simplicity. Stay tuned as she shares a list of words to choose from so as to entice our muses.
Rosemary enlightened us with "Wild Fridays #15: I Wish I'd Written This," where she features a small selection of haiku and senryu by Amy Losak which is inspired by the current pandemic. Do scroll back and check it out in case you have missed it!
Remember, you now have one whole week to participate in prompts. Just keep in mind that some people may have moved on to their next project after a couple of days, so entries posted later might not receive many visitors.
For now, I invite you to share your entry as Poets and Storytellers United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, essays, articles) feel free to link anything new or old and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
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And now, without further ado, let us dive into the Pantry! Looking forward to grabbing a cup of tea and reading you all. See you on the trail! 💝