Famous Starts, Humble Endings – an exercise

Hello! Welcome to the writing game of Famous Starts, Humble Endings. Each week, I’ll bring you some superb works by famous writers, and we’ll ruin them and laugh about it. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get ideas for a project…but that’s not the goal. The goal is to have fun. Let’s start with writing poetry. I’ll … Continue reading Famous Starts, Humble Endings – an exercise

Famous Starts, Humble Endings, an exercise

Hello! Welcome to the writing game of Famous Starts, Humble Endings. Each week, I'll bring you superb works by famous writers, and we'll ruin them and laugh about it. Maybe, just maybe, we'll get ideas for a project...but that's not the goal. The goal is to have fun. Let's start with writing poetry. I'll give … Continue reading Famous Starts, Humble Endings, an exercise

Famous Starts

Famous starts, but instead of a Humble Ending, let's do another Internal Comparison. I'm taking all the starter sentences today from Edna St. Vincent Millay. I found hers harder to do than the Merwin ones. Oddly, I think this is because she is so precise in her word choice and clear in her meaning. You'd … Continue reading Famous Starts

Internal Comparison – The Goal

The new year is coming, and my plans for 2020 are shouting loudly in my ear. It's like riding on a bus crammed with middle-schoolers - everyone has something they want me hear. One goal for next year is making my morning poetry time more active. Right now, I read a poem or two and … Continue reading Internal Comparison – The Goal