Every month here at Soul Wild I will be setting up a creative challenge for everyone who is looking for ways to add a little more creativity into their lives. This month our challenge is to create an eavesdropping poem.
Your Creative Mission – Create An Eavesdropping Poem
Pick one day and spend it collecting sentences, phrases and words you overhear. Spend the entire day collecting conversations but don’t tell anyone what you are doing!
You can do this Harriet the Spy style & save your words in a notebook, scribble them on a scrap of paper or save them in your phone – whatever works best for you. The only rules are that you write down exactly what you hear and that you don’t let anyone know what you are up to.
You have one entire day to collect your words. At the end of the day put down those pencils and let the words swirl inside of your dreams for a night.
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The next day, take your found words and create a poem out of them. You don’t have to use them all, but you can not use any words or phrases that you did not overhear.
What To Do When You Complete Your Eavesdropping Poem
If you share your work on social media please use the hashtag #EavesdropPoem so others can find your work.
If you would like to share your work on the project page send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, blog url and your poem and I’ll add it to the Eavesdropping poem project page.
I will be sharing my own poem sometime this month and will also talk a bit more on why I chose this challenge and what we can learn from it.