Author’s note:
This is an entry for the Swift Expression Blog Challenge “the trendsetter”. However, I added a page under my “Swift Expression Blog Challenge ”  but it doesn’t allow me to to make sub categories. So I will be changing the name to the challenge name Trendsetter. It also doesn’t let me add tags or categories when added a page under the “home” page. So. I will add each entry as a page to the Swift Expression Blog Challenge Tab.  Then I will copy and paste the entry into a regular blog entry so it shows up in your reader( when added pages it doesn’t show up in the reader). But, it will also be under the tab too for future reference and easier tracking.  I think its more my layout causing problems, but I’ll work something out. The gist? I will post twice, once as a regular entry so it shows up in your reader to alert you to it and so it can be tagged and categorized. Then permanently and easily accessible it will be under the SW Blog Challenge tab, each entry having its own page under that tab.

Dare I?

“This post is in response to the Blog Challenge Trendsetter by Tilda Swift at her blog, Swift Expression. It is my entry for creative project #1

If any of my readers derives inspiration from this post and would like to do something similar on their own blog, please provide full credit to the owner of the original Blog Challenge (as stated above) to abide by copyright laws.”

1. For poetry, you may choose either theme –

  • Unquestioning, or
  • Dare I


Dare I



If it was a different time
ink would drip
from quill
onto parchment .

I would have had to pinch coins
ration food
save for weeks
for the sacred paper

I would have to sit there

Only had once chance
to capture
No back space.

Just quill, ink parchment.

One chance.

Making the written words
so much more

the time is now
white screen
black cursor



Dare I press the keys
make letters unfold across the screen?

Dare I
change the times
leave the feathers
in the wind.

Dare I type these words
instead of scrawl them across paper
scratching in haste
the letters becoming slated and sloppy
in passion.

Dare I?

I do.
Deactivate the backspace
un-spell the speck check
Type in a fury
Dare to bring back passion
into writing
when writing is no more.

  1. CheriSpeak says:

    I really like this. It says a lot!


  2. tfaswift says:

    Wonderful! Such a beautiful poem! How creative to start it back in time like that with quill and parchment; such a lovely idea. Thank you so much for participating. 🙂


  3. Rose Petals on Rock says:

    Totally excellent and awesome. This new challenge is even better than the last one! I’m gonna try it too but no way I can do poetry like yours. I might avoid the poetry part. You’re really talented!


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