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April 20, 2012

Stop that Rhyming now I mean it…

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 1:17 pm
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So looking back over the last month and a half, I am a bit disconcerted that I have written exactly one poem since March 11th (the date is not significant past it was the last day I wrote a poem). I was averaging around 6 poems a month for the past few months, so perhaps you can see why my lone poem in that time frame would be a cause for concern.
It’s not that I haven’t been writing…”Hockey” is going strong with 120 pages so far of rough draft, next-to-last doc paper is within its final pages, notes and outlines for other papers and stories…so the writing (both creative and academic) is flowing — it’s just not flowing into rhyme.
Maybe it’s how much is currently on my plate — maybe sending Arianna’s Honor off in the next few weeks, as well as getting the draft of paper 4 in for feedback, maybe those two things will put a rhyme back in my heart.
Maybe it’s this time of the year, since the beginning of May still hurts like it was yesterday and not going on 2 years.
Maybe the aspects of my life that are downright uninspiring are affecting the rhyming (and other) parts of my brain.
Or maybe I just need to watch Princess Bride again and learn from the masters how to play with rhyme.



  1. here a little advice try doing some serious reading off poetry and books for awhile maybe read some of keats poetry it may spark you into writing poetry again i too have had some quiet months and just started writing again myself

    Comment by 4valentines4words4poetry4you — April 20, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply

    • You know…I think that is a fantastic idea…I will curl up with some of my favorite poets this weekend…see if they can’t get the rhyme back in my world. Thanks.

      Comment by michelle sodaro — April 20, 2012 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

      • well done glad to be off some help you could read my second blog myheartsingspoetry on word press they might help

        Comment by 4valentines4words4poetry4you — April 20, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

  2. If you make a quick ryhme and post it, I will do one as a reply. Some of my best writing are actually poems. I used to do it for others several years ago for birthday parties and Christmas cards.

    Comment by samorlando — April 20, 2012 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, I have done that for Christmas and birthdays…a couple weddings. I have over 400 poems…I just am kind of numb right now and everything poetic I write sounds false…

      Comment by michelle sodaro — April 22, 2012 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  3. Anybody want a peanut??

    Comment by Misty — April 20, 2012 @ 10:46 pm | Reply

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