Poetry Practice: Day Seven

Well I’m now upto a week of writing daily poetry, it’s going pretty well, I even managed an extra one on Monday – however it was so bad, I dare not let the rest of the world see it.

Today’s poetry practice is brought to you by 12Seconds, the short video blogging site to which I just signed up. No idea what I’m going to do with a 12 seconds account, I’m not exactly photogenic, and my voice isn’t great – but for 12 seconds, who cares? It’s a bit of fun. Anyway, it’s the inspiration for today’s poem, and I’ve even done a 12 second version for 12Second, which will add after the poem itself.

12 Seconds…
“12 seconds you’re on Mister Legend”,
“Who me? I’m just well me”,
“It’s your 12 seconds Mister”,
“Erm, what do I say?”
That woman with the camera,
She looked at me funny,
And then just laughed,
“You’re 12 seconds is up Mister Legend,”
She said, with an impish giggle,
Indeed they were,
12 seconds flies by,
My 12 seconds of fame,
Good bye.

©, Jonathan Lawrence 2009

[12svideo id=”167600″]

Video of me doing a 12 second version of this poem.

2 thoughts on “Poetry Practice: Day Seven

  1. Congratulations on a week of poems, Jonathan. It’s a great daily creative practive… I love to just write for ten minutes each morning without editing or pausing and just see where it takes me. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. JL Legend says:

    Thank you for your comment Sophie, and thanks for the follow :).

    I must admit, I’m more of a day time/evening writer – early mornings my head tends to be in too many places, which is great for work (and what I do, does require quite a bit of creativity at times), but less good for honest writing.

    That said, it’s great to just write, without stopping for things. That’s how I got through last year’s NaNoWriMo, let go of the side of myself that insists on self-editing every sentence, paragraph, and page. It’s amazing how our inner critic can really spoil what we’re doing, if we let it.

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