A Place and a Question
Welcome to this special edition of Word & Question! This month, I changed the rules a little: instead of submitting a word, all players had to submit the name of a place. That's to tie this monthly activity to my June Giveaway, which lets one lucky reader win a book from the Philippines. (Remember that if you're playing this game for points/entries, you must be linked up by 29 June!)
Speaking of giveaways, haiku wizard Vvb32 has her own special giveaway of a book by a Filipina writer! Link up your poem a second time on her Word and Question: Deadhorse post and get a chance to win Her Wild American Self by Evelina Galang. This offer is also open to anyone willing to compose a haiku using the prompts Vvb32 received in this game--and yes, it's international! =D
By the way, if you didn't get to read all the poems from last month's game, you can always go back to Very Sleepy People and get updated!
UPDATE: For more poetry, visit this week's Poem in Your Post Blog Hop. I've already linked up this post and hope you'll join us by linking up your own as well. =)
Question: Can I have the keys?
There is no one driving my destiny
I'm making no time and I'm getting nowhere
The passenger seat empty next to me
Save for the spectre that goads me to go where
We loved and laughed and lost before:The post-war Paris that is no more
The Renaissance Rome of Christian yore
The Troy more ancient than Homer's lore
Eden before sin closed the door . . .
I think I'll be keeping my keys with me
Thank you for asking, but please let's not go there.
Hmmmm. Are my poems getting depressing lately or what? I used to be much more playful than this. =/
What do you think of your own creative output these days? And would you say you're a good critic of your own writing?
Link up your poems and share your thoughts in the combox! I'll be happy to read them. =)