Ever since I read the posts on Magnetic Poetry that my friend, Joy, shared on her blog, I have been wanting to try it. You may wonder why it’s called magnetic when you are just playing around with words on a screen. Well, that’s just the online version. You can order sets of words that are magnetic if you want the fun of physically moving them around.
I might do that sometime soon. That way I could take them anywhere with me and not need internet to make them work. There are several sets to choose from. I decided to use the nature one.
Like I said, I have been wanting to try it but have been a little intimidated by the online lists of words. [bctt tweet=”There were too many and I couldn’t figure out how to start. ” username=”GaylWright”]My friend, Kat, gave me some tips there. She suggested scrolling through each page of words picking those that stood out to me. After I had a few words, maybe I could start forming a poem. That sounded doable. Then I got sick.
I’m finally feeling well enough for some creativity, so this evening I spent some time with the online version. It was quite satisfying to pick out words and see how they could fit together. After awhile the words seemed to come together and I was happy.
A Song in the Night
climbing an ancient mountain
a quiet rain gives
harmony as a bird song
blooms in lonely night
you who walk listen
behold her secret light
warm sweet & bright
~ gayl wright
My next step was finding out how to copy the poem as it was online and place it onto a photograph. My friend, Joy, came to rescue there and gave me some pointers. Yay for online friends! Then I had to get my son to show me how to take a screen shot. Yeah, I know, easy peasy, right? I had no idea how easy it was. Oh, well, never too old to learn something new.
After much trial and error using various free programs I am happy to share with you the finished product. I can’t wait to try more!
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