Happy Friday, bloggers! Hope you’re having a stellar week. Can you believe we’re now on the downward slide of September already? The weather has been pretty darn awesome so far and we still have glorious October to look forward to!!
I’ve been writing more poetry lately. Some of it is just a mish-mash but still very satisfying. Every now and then, I’m able to pull something together that just might have some potential! I enjoy revising old pieces too. Does this ever happen to you? I’ll go through my archives, especially stuff tucked away in laptop folders I’d all but forgotten about and when I read what’s in there I am occasionally stunned a) as in what a bunch of garbage. What was I thinking?!?! or b) Wow. Did I write this? It’s not too bad at all!
Earlier this summer I joined the Science Fiction Poetry Association and my membership includes the Rhysling Anthology, the Dwarf Stars anthology and a yearly subscription to Star*Line, all of which contain geeky, sci-fi / fantasy / speculative / dark and/or quirky / horror poetry. The kind of stuff I like to write! Anyway, one of the poems I encountered today in my readings referenced it as being a paradelle. Are you familiar with this form? I wasn’t so I Googled it and came up with this: Poetic Form: Paradelle – Writer’s Digest (writersdigest.com). I thought you might be interested. I’m certainly willing to give it a try!
A year or so ago I bought a collection of Louise Gluck poems (from 1962 – 2012). I’d read about 25% of it and wasn’t really into it so I set it aside. Recently I’ve picked it back up and I’m really digging her poetry. Another collection I’m enjoying right now is the poetry of James Wright. You may be familiar with this one of his poems, which I love: Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in… | Poetry Foundation
Who are some of your favorites, old and/or new?
Hope the muse is treating you well! Take care and Happy Autumn!