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Still here!

Yes, I’m still here.

It has been pointed out to me that I haven’t actually posted anything for a while, and indeed I haven’t. So this is something in the nature of a holding post.

I’ve actually been working on an “Epic Poem”. Well, in my head it was going to be an “Epic Poem”. It was going to be a serious poem, full of epic adventure. There was going to be an awesome hero performing deeds of great importance. I saw myself as an aspiring modern-day Homer.

However, when I started writing, it didn’t quite work out that way, despite my best intentions. It features a rather clumsy, idiotic chap by the name of Eric Thane who bumbles through the poem – things generally turn out well by accident rather than design. And it’s in no way going to be “Epic”, either in content or length. Although some of the best poems don’t rhyme, and I think they’re great, I don’t seem to be able to write like that. So it’s taking me ages to get it right, and despite my best efforts it’s turning out rather cheesy. Ho hum.

I’ve managed to write some poems which, though they won’t win any prizes, have made me proud of the achievement. However, telling an actual story using words which rhyme and lines which scan is a lot harder than it looks.

So, part one of my Epic Poem coming soon, though it’s likely to be more Pam Ayres than Homer.

Categories: My Life Musings
  1. goldfish
    October 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Luck! I suck at poetry, which is mainly why I don’t write it. It is definitely more difficult than it looks.

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  2. October 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Well, I’ve started so I guess I’ll finish. It’d be a shame to ditch fifty lines of badly written poetry just because they’re, well, badly written. And it’s actually quite fun to write. Watch this space!

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