I haven’t posted in a long time.
Not that it matters. I don’t have any readers anyway. (YET!)
This seems like a good moment to get back into blogging regularly again. I want to let off some steam – blogs are useful for that, if I remember correctly.
I’m having a hard time putting together five poems for my Writing Poetry class. I have five ideas. 3 and a half of which I’ve sort of executed (the other half of the fourth is what I’m currently struggling with).
Poetry is HARD. It never quite occurred to me just how hard it is to write a very good poem – that is in some of the traditional forms. I’ve been doing some iambic pentameter exercises from The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within which are great and eye-opening, making you aware of the intricacies and variations of meter. But to apply what you learn to an actual poem – damn! it’s hard.
I won’t give up though. I’ve given lots of sweat already. If it also takes tears and blood, so be it! I’m ready to make that sacrifice
Perhaps I shall share the result of this labour in a few days.