Where could we take this poem together?
Under ashen skies, unknown lullabies,
Gentle lies. A winding route to happiness
I know you’re here,
Bounce quietly beyond the hills
And land on untrained ears,
Poets who’ve contributed so far, by order of participation, with links to their work:
This is my second attempt at an open-source, collaborative poem. I wanted to choose a first line that many could respond to. I hope I’ve managed. The idea is that we create a poem together with all contributors fully credited. I’ll start by offering one simple line to begin and end the creation. What happens in the middle; where we take it, is up to you.
- each person offers 1-3 lines at any one time
- it does not have to rhyme
- it gives us opportunities to listen and respond to each other
I will add contributions posted in the comments onto one post with all our names credited and blog and gravatar links included. I am inspired to create open source poetry by the folks Unbolt Me and by Cubby’s poetry challenges.
Thank you to all who’ve contributed so far.