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Friday, August 28, 2009

#178 - Poetry

I have just come back from attending a poetry reading in Bath. Sharon Olds held the room spellbound as she read her poetry and talked about writing. (I highly recommend a poetry reading if you've never been. It makes poetry into something completely different!) For some, the word poetry conjures up terror; other people's mouths begin to water in anticipation. Very few people feel nothing about it. Either way, your assignment this week is to write some - whether you like it or not!

24 Comments:

Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/05/ode-to-watermelon.html

Above find an attempt at 'Proper Poetry'! (Sort of!)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Sharon Olds is marvellous, a great poet and an excellent reader too!

3:22 AM  
Anonymous rob kistner said...

I read publicly, as well attend others public readings, quite often. The poem is not fully realized or authenticated in the world until it is 'heard' in the voice of the poet. Poetry from its beginnings was created to be voiced publicly, and frequently never distributed in a printed form.

8:03 AM  
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10:50 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

That's what I am, a poet.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous b said...

The Lyrics of Her Song...

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http://torristravels.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-scribblingsthe-lyrics-of-her.html

12:00 PM  
Anonymous b said...

The Lyrics of Her Song...

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http://torristravels.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-scribblingsthe-lyrics-of-her.html

12:00 PM  
Blogger linda may said...

Welcome back comments! Here is mine. I am just a big kid.

5:46 PM  
Blogger JP/deb said...

I got to go to a Mary Oliver reading recently and I know what you mean ... so powerful!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Peace,
JP/deb

7:08 PM  
Blogger Larry McCay said...

Here is my contribution this week...

One More Day Away

-SoC

9:18 AM  
Blogger evalinn said...

This is such a great idea, to inspire writing each week. I found your site through Sophie, and I´m having my first try this week!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ahh, Sharon Olds. There's a Pittsburgh connection there.

However, the poetry in the second-to-last line here is just plain bad. Ms. Olds need not worry.

http://westofmars.com/2009/08/30/lyric-fiction-robin-hood/

5:18 PM  
Blogger present said...

it's fun anyway...

5:20 PM  
Blogger TD said...

Trying my hand at some poetry... but cheating a little... :)

http://alifeindavidsdays.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-scribblings-now-dead-flowers.html

7:52 PM  
Blogger Russ/rfduck said...

I'm up.

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7:38 AM  
Blogger Just someone said...

Poetry started out as a expression of feelings, personal (I used to write poems for the special people in my life) - the most personalized gifts of them all :)

Now, I am trying to expand and trying to explore other styles (I am sympathetic to rhymes:) and they are my favorites)

Thank you very much for the weekly prompts and the motivation to attempt!:) Also, its great to see the other great works of such creative people:)

2:14 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

Laurel if you are out there - I loved your poem but could not for the life of me figure out how to comment!!!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Jaime said...

I am so late this week. :P

4:14 AM  
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7:20 AM  
Blogger Shelly Quade said...

I haven't written a poem in a long time - thanks for spurring me on to finish one this week. :)

7:27 AM  
Blogger maglomaniac said...

And I too am here to join the fun.
Hope to see you all soon.

~Harsha

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