An English professor of mine once said, “Poems often come from other poems.” I have found that poems can come from old blogs posts as well. Looking through blogs and journal entries can provide rich text to take from and emote. A great exercise for anyone with writer’s block! An author could develop characters, storylines, and dialogues from old posts.
Below is an excerpt from a blog I posted on Sept. 26, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. I used it as inspiration to write a few Haiku poems.
I like the Midwest. The sunrise in the morning is inviting. I feel so energized when the light shines on the lake and reflects on to the trees. The nights are enchanting. The sky is clear and the stars shine bright. It sounds simple, but it truly is breathtaking. I do a lot of thinking under that night’s sky.
The trees sing with the cold wind
A Midwest morning
Stars shine through the black
Provoking the lake to dance
Night enchants the poor
I thought my past blogs (rarely viewed) were done with. Being able to utilize them as a writing tool has motivated me to blog more consistently so I’ll have content to work with in the future.