Tag: poetry

A Word on Wednesday: Creativity

Question: Is Creativity any thing more than perspective? If all the world can see … what can an artist see differently? What gives someone the right to claim a creative life. As a writer, I struggle to distinguish what I do. I want to…

A Word on Wednesday: Humility

Humility is not the same as depreciation. I wish I had known. Self-depreciation is the narrative looping to me, from me, in me, all me is that I am no good. Too ugly, too dumb, too mean, too crazy, too lazy, too loud, too…

A Word on Wednesday: Enjambment

Poetic liberties allow a scribe license to make the form fit the mood and meaning of a poem. Unlike prose, poetry has room for variation in line length, sentence structure, and punctuation.    The term enjambment is the running on of a thought from…

A Word on Wednesday: Cacophony

  When one thinks of poetry it draws up an image of softness, of soothing, of calming, of elite contemplative rest. However, poetry encompasses all emotions and observances of life.  The technique of cacophony, used by poet and author Lewis Carroll in his poem “Jabberwocky”…

A Word on Wednesday: Caesura

Caesura is the main pause of a poem. The word originates from 16th Century Latin, literally translating to a cutting, from caedere to cut.   The stop or pause in a metrical line, is often marked by punctuation or by a grammatical boundary, such as…

Word on Wednesday: Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month, so declared in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. That organization claims the month of April has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.  …

A Word on Wednesday: Stylus

  Stylus: noun. An instrument of metal, bone, or the like, used by the ancients for writing on waxed tablets, having one end pointed for incision the letters and the other end blunt for rubbing out writing and smoothing the tablet. Today, people picture a plastic pen-like…

A Word on Wednesday: Discovery

A discovery is an act or instance of discovering. Discovery also refers to the thing, which has been discovered. The discovery does not need to be something new in order to be discovered. Only new to the seeker.I hope to routinely discover glimmers of…

A Word on Wednesday: Grief

Grief Grief, a noun An unfortunate outcome, A disaster. Grief, a noun Deep distress, Caused by bereavement Grief, a noun Do I sit in its sadness? Envelope thy self in sorrow? Grief, a noun Do I screech at the injustice? Curse the taker of…

A Word on Wednesday: Patient

A Patient Vulnerable. Bounced by forces not within; Left bobbing atop the surface, Or, dragged mercilessly, gurgling for air. Patient’s first synonym is INVALID.  This can be interpreted to mean not valid or a person who is not capable.  Patient’s primary synonym is derived from…