This week’s #The Weekly Challenge, set by social enterprise, 64 Million Artists got me thinking about what’s under my skin this week: the promise of Spring…
You can find the challenge and my poem below!
‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’
Create a photo, or write a line or two to tell us who or what gets under your skin?
When something ‘gets under your skin’, it could mean an unexpected positive affect someone or something has on you, or it could be growing to like or dislike something.
I love folklore and my poetry is often inspired by legends and stories passed on by communities. The poem above is inspired by the folklore surrounding the humble snowdrop and in particular the story about Eve after she was banished from the garden of Eden.
Thanks to folklore blogger Icy Sedgwick for this great inspiration:
Another weekly challenge in the bag – whoop! I’d love it if you could join me and share your own responses in the comments below.
Check out my last post, if you haven’t already, for my latest news and a previous weekly challenge that uses a word cloud to inspire writing. This led to a wintry haiku and a poem that draws on the tale of Hansel and Gretel.
You might also like to read my poem: Bowl Barrow, inspired by a wonderful Sussex archeology walk. On this walk I came across a bowl barrow and consequently found out that barrows mark the burial site of someone of importance. It really struck a chord that whilst this person had once been important, now they’ve been lost to time. We have no idea who is buried there. This led to a deeply personal poem that I hope you’ll find you can relate to!