Thursday, April 30, 2009

A POET AT LARGE

Just got a lovely email from www.writerschatroom.com that they've accepted a poem I sent in. It was one of those crazy days when everything I thought turned into rhyme.

Now, I know some people think rhyming is not about poetry, but ole' Edgar Allan sure had no problem with it, and he's my hero.

I started writing rhyming poetry in the seventh grade when the class had to pick a poem, memorize and recite it. My aunt, an avowed Poe devotee, decided I should learn The Raven, all one-thousand, eighty-eight words of it. As I have (had) a wonderful memory, this was no problem, and I’ve loved his poetry ever since.

For my poem, I took "The Raven" and adapted it to a writer’s world. It has won several awards, some even actually paying me for the submission. So, Poe is still with me.

The name of the poem is: Quoth the Experts: “Write Some More.

If you’d like to read it, it will be in the “May Spotlight” of http://www.aweber.com/z/article/?chatroom on Tuesday, May 5th.

Let me know your thoughts on it. You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy it!

1 comment:

GutsyWriter said...

Congratulations Dodie. Poetry is not my strength. Never been able to write poetry.