“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”
In several poetry workshops and in many craft books on poetry Joe Brainard's book I Remember is referenced. His book, the story of his life through sentences or paragraphs that begin with the words "I remember" are funny, sad, nostalgic and honest.
Today set the timer for 30 minutes and write I remember followed by your memory. Don't stop writing keep your fingers on the keyboard or the pen to the paper. Each sentence or paragraph should begin with I remember. One of these long forgotten memories might just spark a poem, an essay or a short story. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
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