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 Why You Should Try Your Hand at a Poem -- by Kevin Murphy
Tuesday, 23 Jun at 07:44

You should, you know, even if you are determined to be its sole reader. To me, it?s exactly like asking. ?Why should you brush your teeth?? Well? Should you? What if you shun thoughts of other people examining and assessing your teeth? Right. Brush them anyway. It?ll be good for you and you will enjoy the difference. Write a poem for yourself, then. It will be cleansing to any writing you?re cutting your teeth on right now. Try a mindless ditty akin to HEY DIDDLE, DIDDLE. Who knows what that?s about? When?s the last time you shouted ?Hey!? To your neighborhood Diddle Diddle?? Or, maybe your mind?s depths are of a greater measure. How about a life-threatening drama or history lesson completely obscured from view yet there for all to see, one akin to GOOSEY GOOSEY GANDER.  [more...]
Response from Nico Yesterday at 20:54
For toe-dipping into writing poetry, The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within, by Stephe...  [read all 8 responses...]



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