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Writing 101 Day 19: My Ramblings in Writing and Poetry

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The Journey and Mystery in Writing Poetry

Somewhere along the line while I was still a kid running around on the farm and dashing through the woods, I became this quiet person who liked to sit and just quietly be. And as I reclined I sometimes felt inclined to read or write a bit of poetry. I can’t remember when it exactly started; I remember in school we sometimes had these creative writing courses. Just like reading, writing is an escape into another place of fantasy; whether I write action filled stories or rhyming verses in poetry. Writing is an outlet and creative fun where I can express myself to anyone; a friend, a family member, and strangers too who happened to see what I wrote as on my blog they like to scroll through. I know that what I write about isn’t to everyone’s taste and liking for we all are different in our preferences and our individual life journeys.  But writing stories and poetry is wonderful fun with some mystery. For each time I start a new piece, I don’t always know what the ending will be. It is an unseen adventure through the mind where ideas develop influenced by my perceptions and interesting discoveries I might find. My writings are also influenced by my internal and spiritual growth through faith as I draw nearer and nearer to Jesus with each passing day. Other times I am affected by the things in the world I see. I try to focus and learn from others who encourage and inspire me. In any case, as I write along constructing new verses in my head to the tune of an unknown song, I feel like I am on a journey where the end of the path I cannot see. So I keep writing these things in my heart and, at least, I know where my trail of thought had its’ start. So I just keep on scribbling and typing until I find the end where I discover the fitting conclusion to my thoughts; a meaningful ending that I and I hope others appreciate and comprehend.

 

Poetry 201 Assignment 4: Animal, Concrete Poetry, and Emjambment

Well, I made a try on this one and am not sure if I did it. I needed to write a poem about an animal and in the form of an animal. I also needed to incorporate a technique known as emjambment to make the poem sort of a mystery to follow. Can you follow my poem? And can you guess what animal my poem is about?

My Midnight Stalker

Deep in the night was a new moon somewhere outside my tiny bedroom.

As I lay trying to sleep I knew that a creeping creature was

Stalking

me.

                   HE

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A

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AS

TAUNT

AN                                       D T

WITC                                          HING

WITH ANTICIPATION. AS HER BODY

WAS P                                             ERFECTL

Y  STILL          WI        TH             NO HINT O

F ANIMA           MATION.             HER KEEN G

N EYES                 STA                        RED WITH

INTE                                                   NT FOR

ANY SIGN                         OF MOVE

MENT. I SCRATCHED MY HEA

D AS SHE PAUSED ON M

Y BED                        AND THEN

POUNCE