Sunday, March 30, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
This is the final revision of a poem I wrote from the following prompt in my creative writing course at Coastal Carolina University. Your comments/criticism are invited:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I haven't written a blog in a long time. It was a combination of laziness, not writing anything worth sharing, and not being able to access this blog-site. This a the poem that I wrote for an assignment for Creative Writing class at Coastal Carolina University. It received mixed reviews. I had a hard time deciding between the title I used and "My Blue Heron". Did I pick the right one?
This poem was written in response to the following prompt:
"Write a poem, 20-30 lines and unrhymed, using one of the following options:
Animal – The basic elements of Malamud’s ecocritical aesthetic are: seeing
animals without hurting them; seeing them in their contexts; teaching about
animals; advocating respect for them; and finally knowing them, richly but also
incompletely. With this in mind, as well as the poems discussed in class, write a
poem about a specific animal. As much as possible, limit yourself to concrete
detail and physical description. Try to include a sensory detail at least every third
line. As seen fit, bring in background to help characterize the animal."