Thursday, April 30, 2009


Just got a lovely email from 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 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.