Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blog #2

Once again I was low on time this week to devote to poetry, so there are only two poems up today. I still didn't finish the one I'm most proud of so far, and I've reached an impasse with it. Its an ode to average, common people, and I think the problem is my own background. I'm going to have to stretch myself on this one.

Also, my poetry writing process is changing significantly. Where before all my poems where just vomitted out onto the page, now I'm actually taking extra time to write out more poems. It hasn't worked every time— one poem I thought I would published last Wednesday will probably not be published till next Wednesday— I am seeing results. My online published work isn't growing, but my catalogue of ideas and half written poems are. Hopefully that will allow me to be more consistent in publishing the poems as time goes on.

Finally, I'm going to try to get back into haiku. It is such a great writing exercise and really gives me inspiration. Haiku actually has a lot of rules, but I just follow the basic syllable order. I like haiku because it is like emergence in biology; something much greater comes from the sum of its parts. Really good haiku evokes strong imagery or emotion, which is remarkable since its only three lines.

That's enough blogging for only two measly poems. Enjoy!

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