WRITING by poetjpb

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Thursday, January 15, 2004

...A DECISIVE MOMENT IN PINK SILK...AN ECSTATIC MOMENT...A POEM>>>

MOMENTS FOR JACK A decisive moment in pink silk My daughter's faltering step An ecstatic moment under a white veil Years ago in the arms of the weeping willow Moment by moment I'm kept in His love Words from the old hymn ache at my heart The moment of truth arrives When the Picasso girl passes by A... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

QUICKIE POETRY LESSON #2 FROM poetjpb TRY IT.

MAKE THE FIRST WORD OF THE POEM AN ACTION, A VERB AND GO FROM THERE. Example: My America poem is not my greatest, but it does show the verbs>>> AMERICA spinning, we toil, travail why? chasing, after what? acquiring to gain, want, wish, die. Why? America. (C) 2003 jpbrown BOOK of POETRY, a page a day... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 12, 2004

POETRY LESSON #1 THE APPROPRIATED POEM, quick and easy>>>>>>>>

1. Borrow a line from a famous loved poem. I borrowed, "So much depends upon a..." from William Carlos Williams' red wheel barrow poem, one of my favorites. He can create an image! 2. Think of an object, an ordinary one will work well. 3. Use the borrowed line for the first line and go from there.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

...EACH LETTER LIKE A DROP OF BLOOD>>>

Writing The lines on this page grab my thought, grab isn’t quite right, seize, hold, take hold, hold hostage, retrieve, extract, extract, yes. My pen extracts words, and fixes them between the safe confines of even lines like an artist’s brush stroking the canvas. My hand cradles the pen, my pen... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

NAKED... risking exposure >>>

...Written while gazing at a photo at the UCSB museum...Santa Barbara, CA... NAKED Naked, we reach heights naked we lift each other to higher levels of learning, beyond the proximal zone, beyond our comfort zone hands open, ribs protruding our muscles ache as we risk exposure My hands stretch toward... Sign in to see full entry.

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