You can experience these poems in several ways. They can be read and heard. You can, also, watch poets read their work.
What if someone, perhaps you, wants to do more than read, listen and watch? What if you are so inspired that you want to take the next step and begin to write your own poems?
It happens! Some people are happy to just to relish the reading, not only the content, but are keen on the myriad forms and techniques by which poets write a poem into the world. Others, respond by beginning to compose a few words in their minds eye. Maybe they’ll write them down. Many people become overwhelmed at the idea of trying to figure out the rest of their fledgling poem and abandon it. Continue reading “The Last Note Begins with See Sharp: On Transforming Your Thoughts into Poetry”
What do you say, to yourself and others, about these days we are living through? How are you describing the events, people, known and unknown, the circumstances and situations you witness or find yourself encountering? Your words may be heard by a few, by many or you alone, either way you give voice to the tenor of these times.
This Spring greets us with peril and possibility. More than a movie, more than any play or book in which we can flip fast to the end and find out what happens, walk out, grab a snack or turn the dang thing off we just don’t know, do we, when this will be over?
We find ourselves in the unlikely circumstance of being in a cast of characters in the great play of life. We are finding our way across the set, learning our lines, taking in each scene and looking for clues on how to solve the mystery. The new role that has been thrust upon us can feel chafing, burdensome and is, for many, more dire by the day.
When poetry is on the menu how can you go wrong? There is such a bounty of poems, in the world, about our favorite pastime that you can have your pick and there’s plenty more where that came from! We have to start somewhere and that somewhere is right here.