The Writing Exercise Post

 

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Dear Dot,

Here is the awaited writing exercise post. So excited am I to share it , I am thinking that  it will revitalise our blog. The power of words is that much of a wonder and a pleasure (as was your veggie poem). They draw your dreams from pictures….

                This week I have been reading Haiku by R.H. Blythe  

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(Blyth 1950: 117)

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Publishing Poetry

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I launched a publishing outfit! Two weeks off from the university grindstone, look what happens. My head full of the do-it-yourself chat of successful writers, a sufficiently un-vain (community involving) project, and the inspirations of the book-shelf from volunteering at Shakespeare and Co. a week in September to boot. I admit to beginning with a desire to re-green even Faber and Faber (my most admired cover design: they turn cover design into poetry).

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In Search of Poetry Magic

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I often find that, after a long period of writer’s block, the thing that makes it the most difficult to get back into writing is that language just doesn’t seem to do for me what it did when I was writing poetry fluently. I can’t seem to make it – or let it, indeed – do more than a simple job: tell a story, answer a question, describe something.

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Poetry Resolutions

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It’s the time for resolving. I’m going to reflect on those I made last year and see if I dare add more. First though, first, or last thing (essay fever), I found myself looking up “truth” and “belief” in the dictionary. The first is defined in terms of itself, the second of the first, with the addition that it involved feeling. Both are from the old English (I imagine their points being far better pointed out in a cuddly cave outfits, and rocky scene).

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