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In praise of metaphor

“One thing that literature would be greatly the better for
Would be a more restricted employment by the authors of simile and metaphor,” wrote Ogden Nash in his poem “Very Like a Whale”. 436 more words

Writing & Writers

The Tremendous Need for Poetry

Life is full of small things that go unnoticed. Many poems are likewise small and similarly easy to dismiss. Epic poetry is the exception rather than the rule and, even then, it still can’t have the same kind of impact it once did. 844 more words


Ode to Winter (Not Really)

While I should have been prepared for yesterday’s power outage, I wasn’t. Even though I had spent the day Monday and that night with my mom because she’s been sick and is still feeling lousy, I really didn’t expect the power to go out somewhere in the wee hours of the morning. 552 more words

The Gifted Writer

The Adventures of Isabel, by Ogden Nash

Isabel met an enormous bear,
Isabel, Isabel didn’t care.
The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous,
The bear’s mouth was cruel and cavernous.
The bear said, Isabel, glad to meet you, 329 more words


Poetry Is For The Birds

When I announced that I was going to create a post about birds and poetry I got skeptical and disbelieving looks from family and friends.  “Now you’ve gone too far”, and “what do you know about poetry?” were the unspoken but sensed reactions.   1,110 more words