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Yeah, I Write Poetry

Monday July 15, 2019 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging | Leave Comments

When I was at In Your Write Mind last weekend, I took a workshop on Poetry. One of mywriter juice good friends, Suz Jay, sent me a link for a Writer’s Digest contest this week and it seemed like fun. I spent a half hour and wrote a poem. This is a particular style called Zejel. It is an old Spanish style, with a specific rhyming scheme. As it turns out I like this. It fits my short attention span very nicely. I hope to do a lot more.   Anyway here it is, please to enjoy: Writing Spilling your guts upon the page Racking your brain, confine the rage Squeeze your heart and open the cage   Character, Setting, Conflict, Story Try and Fail, Nail your Quarry The elusive plot turned Allegory Keep on bleeding, you’ve set the stage   Plots and Arcs and Point of View Mix it all into the stew Maintain Voice all the way through No pity for the war we wage   Show don’t tell, crank up the dial Active voice all the while Don’t forget the Elements of style Now your drama has come of age

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