Friday, 2 January 2009
Ready to fly?
Regular readers will recall I took part in Robert Lee Brewer's poem-a-day challenge. Now it's time to submit.
Does each rhyme, consonance etc. connect the right words? Are the any unintended rhymes / near-rhymes that mislead? Do the rhythms flow and only jerk where intended? Have I teased meaning and associations out of the words? Will the collection hold together when it flies? (Will it fly?) And when it lands, will it bear up under scrutiny and offer something more? I hope so....
I enjoy reading other poets and observing other tutors - there's so much to learn from watching others. At the moment I'm reading Ruth Padel's 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem. (Many thanks to Crafty Green Poet who gave it to me.) A reminder to writers as well as a guide to readers. A useful resource and one I would recommend.
... and we can depend upon November
to edit out the the opulence of autumn
as she starts to define the winter clime,
strips nature back
with a long, cold stare,
These kestrel's were taken by Mike Atkinson. Follow the link in the side bar to more photos that fly....