Friday, May 15, 2009
Masking My Voice
In my quest to learn more about this poetry that leaves me breathless, takes me where heart soars and feet won’t stay on ground—I read this post by my poetry teacher. Here she talks briefly about The Making of A Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Strand and Boland) and how it is impacting her daughters.
Never one to fear picking the minds of children for wisdom, I figured if the book was a good study for budding poets, then it would qualify as a necessary read for me. I promptly punched up Amazon and placed my one-click order.
Imagine my surprise when the box arrives and there is not one, but two copies of this lovely gem inside.
My error is your gain. Participate in this week’s poetry challenge (read about it here) (and read the rules here) and leave me a comment for a chance to win this amazing resource.I’ll even throw in a slightly used copy of A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson and delightfully illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
Don’t be afraid to try your hand at this poetry thing. The beauty of the process is making me a better writer, and a better seer.
I’m still muddling on, join me!
For this week’s poetry challenge, I am employing mask, “…which entails taking on the voice of something or someone”.
In this case it is a glass of water:
or half full?
on my rim
in the beginning
with each dip