A personal poeming excercise

I've been getting the itch to focus on my writing lately, to get back to the creative side of me that has to take backstage to the obligations of life. I've been really itching to get some poetry collections together, as well as working with other arts - music, particularly of the chorale sort, and linguistics, mostly of the Old English sort.. all of this using original work. There are a couple collections in mind; one that has began and one that I would like to begin. The latter is this exercis

I have been feeling the need to focus on my writing lately, to get back to the creative side of me that has to take backstage to the obligations of life - I often get so wrapped up in my work or other ventures that my art suffers neglect.

Lately, I have been really itching to get some poetry collections together, as well as working with other arts - music, particularly of the chorale sort (after listening to way too much Mediaeval Baebes music), and linguistics, mostly of the Old English sort (which has always been fascinating - honestly, the likes of Beowulf is amazing to read) ... all of this using original work. There are a couple collections in mind; one that has begun and one that I would like to begin. The latter is this exercise, which I am hoping will grow into a collection and will allow me some versatility to turn it into something even bigger and better, combining other aspirations. Ideally, it is something that I would like to release into the pagan community as a bardic offering.

In taking some inspiration from another exercise found here on Protagonize (Poeming Kept Short -- check it out!), I thought maybe I would work on this collection with a minimum of 12 lines in mind, and maybe borrow the idea of using lines or words from within previous poems to title the next poems... I found it to be a great spurt of inspiration for what seems like an otherwise dry well of creativity. It seems like a good thing, to start somewhere. Or pulling words from the books that I have lying around here for some inspiration. I'm sitting here with a couple of them now to see if I the juices will flow.Though the first poems posted will be the few that I have hanging around, written in the past for classes I have taken.

I figure that what comes out of it may not be fantastic, but at least it will be something!

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