NaPoWriMo Days 18 & 19

Ouch…term papers and finals have me way behind on NaPo. I did write through the 19th though and forgot to post them! So in the meantime, until some of these papers are done, I’ll need a few more days off and back at it to play catch-up before the 30th. But for now: Day 18: […]

Personal Favorites 6: The Rubaiyat!

I have discovered that Asian and Middle Eastern forms work much better in their original languages. However, making attempts in the less beautiful English to write them well is a good exercise. Here is a rubaiyat, which I liked because of the emotions it evoked in myself when I was writing, and again and again […]

Personal favorites 5: Personifying Nature

This is a favorite of mine because it feels more like something that would have been written 100 years ago. And it uses some of the oldest literary tricks in the poetry book. Traditional Shakespearean, down to the use of the first line for a title. I am fairly pleased with the end rhyming–but I […]

Personal Favorites, Part 4: Tribute to Alfred Noyes

The following is different from most of my work, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a glosa, which is a form of poetry in which the first stanza is a stanza selected from another poet’s work, and the subsequent stanzas expand on the theme in your own words, concluding the stanza with each line of […]