Hi my Friends & Fellow Poets! Just over a week ago Jilly’s July Challenge, “Casting Bricks” was posted and everyone was invited to join in with Collaborative Poetry. WOW! Today I set about tallying up some stats and discovered that we had:
11 Contributors (people who wrote & linked half-poems)
We wrote about 45 poems!
That count is still out and y’all are still welcome to complete any of the half poem challenges that are out there. There is a list of all the Challenges on the original July Challenge page.
Also during this past week I looked into a Linky Widget to help us with a bit of reflection & feedback. I know, I know!… If I had known how much participation there would be, I would have had the incredible foresight to get the linky from the start.
My Friends, now is the chance to reflect on the July Challenge of Casting Bricks. Post your reflections & feedback and I’ll test out this cool new Linky Thing! (New to me, so expect floundering!) You are also welcome to put your reflections in Comments, but then I’ll never know if the Linky works, right?
I was stretched, poetically by this challenge. What a workout!! One of my goals was to maintain the original voice of each poem as much as possible since I have been thinking about Poetic Voice lately. I did that some of the time and failed at other times. I learned new forms and got to know a truly great group of people. Crazy, but great!
One more thing: Include in your feedback, whether via posting or commenting, if you feel like this was, 1) A Cool One-Time Event, 2) Something to Consider again next July, or 3) I have a poetic/writing ‘itch’ that needs to be scratched and would like to see something a bit more permanent come from it (not necessarily in the form of collaborative poetry). I’m not candidating to host something, just letting you know I am willing if there is interest. Cheers! Jilly