I am a galley slave to pen and ink. Honore de Balzac (1799 – 1850) The past two weeks my keyboard has gotten quite a workout as I work on my first packet for school, when I’m not writing I’m thinking about what I’m going to write or reading about poetry, form,line breaks,meter, and prosody.… Continue reading A galley slave to the keyboard
The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, “Oh, just let me enjoy the poem.” ~Robert Penn Warren, “The Themes of Robert Frost,” Hopwood Lecture, 1947 I think I’ve… Continue reading Just let me enjoy the poem…
Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior.George Bernard Shaw I have been reading a lot of poetry lately but I haven’t written a poem in two weeks. I’m writing in my head but much of it doesn’t go anywhere. I found the Random Title Generator in one of my… Continue reading The Randomness of a Good Title
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe died today in 1849. His last words are purported to be “Lord help my poor soul”. His death was as mysterious as the short stories and poems he wrote. Poe is considered to be the… Continue reading The Poetry of Poe
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabokov I had this feeling yesterday, I had started a poem months ago. Just a phrase. But when I love how words sound together I save it as a… Continue reading Clamoring to become visible
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen Maybe that’s why I love poetry so much, for me it’s very cheap therapy. I just found this poetry site with prompts that I thought was worth sharing. I’m looking forward to reading more posts… Continue reading Poetry Cooks!
A poem begins with a lump in the throat. ~Robert Frost If you find that even writing one page is too daunting, try writing a poem. A poem can be the bridge from lumpy throat to finished work. A poem can slowly ease you into another day of writing.For inspiration read some poems from the… Continue reading Write a Poem and Submit it