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by Tremayne
Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Prose poem series
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

In This Picture III I am the cliffs the ocean brushes against. People say pounding but it’s nothing so dreadful to me. I am tall and hard and full of life. Green makes a home on me right down to the salty froth–and beneath: more life the ocean and I make together. I go down deep. I am bigger than th...
by Tremayne
Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Theatre of the Mind
Topic: Treachery
Replies: 8
Views: 7837

I agree with others about this feeling like part of something larger. Did you have a sense of it being a piece of something larger when you wrote it, Aldan? Or did it just "come to you" without any larger context revealing itself? Elsewhere you mention that you need a character to sustain it beyond ...
by Tremayne
Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Prose poem series
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

In This Picture II I am the silver river threading through impossible mountains. Follow me. I will find the way out, the way down from sharp edges, the way down from the cold. Follow me and I will take you through forests to lush valleys full of iris. Follow me from granite to the wild gardens I fee...
by Tremayne
Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: My attempts at relearning to rhyme
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

John Grey had a voice like a happy lark and his chest was a sun-bronzed shield. John Grey's shoulders rolled like a rippling stream when he worked out in the field. John Grey caught me looking from the dusty road and his grin sent a shiver singing my spine. Those sky-shine eyes, that night-shock hai...
by Tremayne
Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Need ideas for epic poem
Replies: 27
Views: 25717

I'll take 4000 lines of couplets over 183 sonnets any day! Are you starting now, Magus, or at the first of the year? Will you be sharing them with us? It would take me at least a week for each sonnet. Heck, I'd consider one sonnet a month taxing. First there's the writing of it and then there's the ...
by Tremayne
Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: When Where and How You Write
Replies: 13
Views: 8342

I think I find it difficult to pin down why because there are multiple, and in some ways conflicting, factors involved. I'm sure it has to do with the vulnerability you mention Aldan, though in my case I don't fear they'll be harsh with criticism. Damning with faint praise perhaps. It's more a fear ...
by Tremayne
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: When Where and How You Write
Replies: 13
Views: 8342

Usually my best time, my most creatively "on" time is in the evening between seven or eight and midnight (when I was younger, it started later and ended later). On a day I want to dedicate to writing, I will cozy up to my project about ten and stick with it 4 or 5 hrs or until I fizzle (tired, not s...
by Tremayne
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Fireplace Writers Coffee Shop
Replies: 199
Views: 138671

I want to share an experience with you all in the event anyone ever gets snide with you about what you've written being mere entertainment or escapism. [Age disclosure removed. Magus.] for the last year and a half have been seriously ill. During large chunks of this time reading was about the only t...
by Tremayne
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Prose poem series
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Prose poem series

And now for something completely different . . . A couple of years ago, I held writing workshops for a youth center. This was for kids 7-12 yrs old. One of the things I did was bring in pictures scoured from old National Geographics and have the kids make up stories from the pictures. At one point I...
by Tremayne
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: My attempts at relearning to rhyme
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

My attempts at relearning to rhyme

Alrighty, time to expose my own limping, clunky attempts at rhyme and meter. There are several I'll post in a sequence in this thread, pretty much chronologically as I was trying to warm up to rhyme again this summer. Course, haven't kept up with it so I'm rusty again. Oh well. These trials began as...
by Tremayne
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Poetry Gab
Replies: 10
Views: 6230

I can do iambic pentameter with a little warm up. What I can't do is both iambic pent. and rhyming at the same time. Just not a juggler. And then add the other backflips for a good sonnet and well . . . Magus, you'll have to report the looks other people give you once you start speaking in sonnets. ...
by Tremayne
Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Poetry Gab
Replies: 10
Views: 6230

That'll teach you, won't it! Of course just to make it easier on yourself you start out with the harder form. Funny you should bring up sonnets. I feel the same as you about them. I read a whole bunch a couple of summers ago hoping to warm up to the form but the one or two I've done are pretty sad....