Poets don’t ink everything. Photo Source: Hilary Dotson, CC BY-ND 4.0, via Flickr
What, you mean that a poet might be hiding details from you, the dear reader? Perhaps. Grins. Here are five of the things a poet doesn’t tell you – until now!
Poets and Visions, or Lack of
It’s not always the case that the poet has a vision of what to write about when picking up a pen or putting fingers to keyboard. Instead, some writers go with the flow and get swept up within the moment as one line leads to the next one. This smooth flow often leads to beautiful poems because of its fairly effortless creation.
On Poetry Being ‘Dead’
Despite the familiar cries of readers that “poetry is a dying art form,” poets remain calm. A passionate poet knows that this style of writing remains alive in his or her heart. Even if there were no more buyers of poetry books and interest vanished for the genre, it wouldn’t stop a true writer from continuing to craft odes, sonnets and more. The interest remains in the heart of the creator.
Writing Poetry is Not a Choice
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Posted by Christy Birmingham on September 2, 2014
I hereby challenge you in a writing duel :D Photo Source: By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious), CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons
I was clearing out my Spam folder for comments here at WordPress and had an idea – imagine that?! I want to challenge you bloggers to a Spam Poetry Challenge.
Here are my rules to participate (it’s easy!):
- Take any four lines from comments in your Spam filter for your blog
- Write a poem that includes at least part of each of the four lines in your poem (It doesn’t have to be the entire line)
- Post your poem plus the four lines of Spam to your blog and link it back to this post.
- Leave a comment at my post here to let us know the link to your poem so that we can read it!!
Here, I’ll start the challenge with my entry. This poem is titled “Hello Poet.”
Four Spam comments -
Hello Poet. Photo Source: By Eviatar Bach (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Wow, I finally found a site that actually knows what they’re talking about.”
“Hi there, I discovered your website via Google while looking for a related matter…”
“I think that what you posted was very logical.”
“Wonderful items from you, man. I’ve taken into account your stuff prior…”
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Posted by Christy Birmingham on August 25, 2014
I am pleased to guest post over at “Artistry With Words” today! Come join us :) My post on Bill’s site provides tips for how to write an awesome gratitude list.
Smiles to you all!
Originally posted on Artistry With Words:
Welcome back and Happy Friday!
This is a great day for me because for the second blog in a row, I don’t have to do anything. I can just sit back and read the words of a dear friend who is kind enough to do my work for me. How great is that?
Christy Birmingham has graciously agreed to write today, so I’ll turn it over to my favorite poet from Victoria, British Columbia.
How to Write a Gratitude List: 5 Tips to Creating a Great One
Guest post by Christy Birmingham
A gratitude list provides a great way to offer your thanks to people or things around you, which hopefully helps you live life in a full and meaningful way. To write your own – and make it a great one – here are 5 tips:
1. Set Aside Regular Time
Make time on a regular basis, whether it’s…
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Posted by Christy Birmingham on August 8, 2014