On Writing Poetry

On Writing Poetry. Writing poetry is like chewing bubble gum. You rip the packaging off an idea and it’s initially all sweet and tough. Then I chew into it, my thoughts warm up making the core idea soften. I move & mould it constantly around in my mind. Like the squeeze and squish of gum…

8 Ancient Greek Rules for this Life, We Should Still Follow Today

8 Ancient Greek Rules for this Life, We Should Still Follow Today . (This is a think, take it slowly) If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, or even depression, you might find some relief in the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Wait: It’s probably not what you think, if you think of stoics as people who…

What is POETRY?

Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words, or to evoke emotive responses. Devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhythm are sometimes used to achieve musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity, symbolism, irony and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly…