I'm back in the drivers seat once more this week. Thanks to NanU for leaping in to save us all from certain nonbusness there over the weekend, and Watercats - hope all's well with ye, and that ye're back soon.
Now for the ticket.
Pick a newspaper, any newspaper. (I don't actually buy newspapers.. would you believe I rely on blogs/ facebook/ the tabloids in the work canteen and my 6th sense to tell me what's really going on) - but anyway - get your paper. Find a small little story - you know the kind - no more than 2 inches of print "Boy saves dog during thunderstorm" "Man lives to be 1000" - those kind of things... ie a really short little news item - nothing majorly important.
Make a poem inspired by it - either write about it, or as if you lived it, or that it's gonna happen, or what the consequences of it would be, or how the journalist found out the story, or if you were a friend of those concerned etc etc etc etc...
I heard somewhere once that this is where Bob Dylan got some of his songs - so maybe have him playing in the background for extra mojo while you're writing.
Good Luck folks - will get the bus up and running on Sunday next for those who want to hop on. Until then I'll be cleaning windows.