A Journey in My Head — Day 27 & 28 2019 #Na/GloPoWriMo

This is a combination of Day 27 and Day 28. Details are below the poem.

A Journey in My Head
Imaginary poems
Float in my head
Wearily I fall on my bed

Body exhausted, yet
Thoughts from far abide
Pilgrimage is amplified

Drooping eyelids open wide
Words - imaginary sight
Wings my poem to the light
For thee, and for myself, 
No quiet find
The mysteries of the mind


Day 27 “remix” a Shakespearean sonnet. Here’s all of Shakespeare’s sonnets. You can pick a line you like and use it as the genesis for a new poem. Or make a “word bank” out of a sonnet, and try to build a new poem using the same words (or mostly the same words) as are in the poem.

Day 28 a meta-poem (a poem about a poem)

Shakespeare’s sonnet XXVII—Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,
 The dear respose for limbs with travel tir’d;
 But then begins a journey in my head
 To work my mind, when body’s work’s expired:
 For then my thoughts–from far where I abide–
 Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee,
 And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,
 Looking on darkness which the blind do see:
 Save that my soul’s imaginary sight
 Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,
 Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night,
 Makes black night beauteous, and her old face new.
 Lo! thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind,
 For thee, and for myself, no quiet find.


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