Saturday, June 30, 2007

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. ~W.H. Auden

Heh, am writing. I just named the two sisters in my story, and figured out a way to tie them in very naturally. Yay!

Judith and Martha. I think these their names. I feel like Adam, pointing to each and naming them!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Puppy PAPP

LOL This is brilliant.

ETA: I wonder if the scroll and manuscript writers back in the day were so concerned and fearful of the new Gutenberg printing press. Was there a scroll backlash against the coming changes? I would love to see that wank!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

triple brides

Some disappointments, but they were tempered by a poem bit that emerged driving to work this morning. There were three wedding dresses posed in a thrift store window. The light was reflecting, and then there it was.

I will work on it in just a bit. A little woohoo!

ETA: I can't believe I didn't have a poetry tag. I do now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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Best writing advice I heard today: Write forward. This is excellent. We were talking at lunch about revisions in prose, and how it can hinder the new writing; useful time spent, but time spent. My friend said that one of her professors said always to write forward. You can revise and make notes, but make sure you always write forward.

I thought it good advice.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

No dust here, well maybe a few bunnies

Wrote a few paragraphs just now. You know what constantly amazes me, is getting to know a character. At first they seem just small, and useful, but then they do really come alive. My character Abby, started out as a background character, but she is blooming. Her intentions and ambitions, fears and joys are emerging. Just fascinating. And she likes miniatures. God is in the details, or something!

This process is constantly impressing me with its fruitfulness. Who knew?! Plus my amusement factor in grabbing real life locations, that are perfect in their usefulness! I am hoping there may be more today, but if not, that is fine too!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Canadian content, and a Canadian content

I was searching for Archibald Lampman poetry at home, and found my Canadian anthologies were gone. So I googled as I am wont to do and found this.

Blogger is being stubborn right now. Anyway, off to read some of these, plus some MacNeice and some Thomas too. All finds before dinner!

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Any zombies here?

I haven't seen any today. What's dead should stay dead. /Supernatural quote. Heh.

If you don't watch Supernatural you should. Rivals Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seriously. It does. Best characterization of brothers I have seen in or out of literature. /Supernatural pimping.

I will be gone for a few days, not due to zombies either. I believe that is all. Have a good weekend.


ETA: This is amusing, and money will go to a worthwhile cause! He is a brave man facing those dinosaurs.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Where are you?

I love this!! There should be a world wide poetry map! How cool would that be to browse?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Awake and scribbled

Lincoln Writer reminded me that this quote from Nabokov is one of my favorite ever!

It is certainly not then - not in dreams - but when one is wide awake, at moments of robust joy and achievement, on the highest terrace of consciousness, that mortality has a chance to peer beyond its own limits, from the mast, from the past and its castle tower. And although nothing much can be seen through the mist, there is somehow the blissful feeling that one is looking in the right direction.

That is how I wish I could write, with that beauty and that vision. And while I am on inspiring quotes, these by Jack Kerouac aren't so shabby either.

Have a great evening.