Dawne shares some valuable thoughts on poetry and a clever poem of her own.
I took a college level course in creative writing over the summer. A few hours of class were devoted to reading poetry. Except for two tokens poems by Robert Frost, they were all free verse.
I liked some of the free verse but personally, I have a fondness for the classics: Tennyson, Dickinson, Frost. Free verse reigned supreme in class though. A little bit of pompous literary bias going on, but I overlooked it.
Until we were told to write three poems. That was literally the extent of our instruction into writing poetry. I’ve made the foray into poetry a few times on this blog. Actually, it’s fauxetry because I have no idea how to write poetry. Except for the rhyming. I rhyme and meter with the best of them.
But rhyming was frowned upon. So I tried my hand at free verse. Words flowed out of me, oh so…
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