Write On Wednesdays Exercise 19 - Sunshine in a cup. Write the words of Emily Dickinson: "Bring me sunshine in a cup" at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don't take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.
This is the first time I've really tried to stick to the time, to let the thoughts flow rather than concentrate on structure and grammar.
She runs on soft tippy toes through the grass.
‘Mummy, come and play with me!”
Bounding into her playhouse she giggles at a private internal joke.
“Come and play, come and play!”
I watch her sunstreaked hair, shiny, her cut still ruined by her last week’s effort with her scissors. Full of life, full of energy, full of ideas, they tumble out of her as rapidly as the speech from her mouth.
“Mummy come play, I’ll make you a picnic”
"What shall we eat my sweet?", I say
“Sandwiches of course, my mummy”
“What will we drink?”
She holds out pudgy hands and tips her buttercup face to me “for you, a cup of sunshine”