Saturday, May 1, 2010

I wish I could write poetry

Sometimes it would be nice to be able to encapsulate one's feelings into a concise little poem.  I find poetry to be rich and concentrated, painting a picture in as few words as possible.  Why can't I do this?

My grandmother could.  She wrotes books full of imagery.  My son can do it.  My daughter can do it.  They take what is in their hearts and like a single brush stroke, fill the page with light.

My amateurish attempts have been ridiculous.  I can't get past juvenile rhyme schemes or predictable, boorish iambic pentameter.

I wish I could write poetry.


Derek Young said...

This may sound corny, but this is what came to my mind... :-)

All of your blog posts use the most elegant and graceful word use. I'm not even sure if you can describe writing as being elegant and graceful but those are the words that came to mind when thinking of your blog.

With that said, I feel that your writing is filled with just as much imagery and emotion as that of poetry. :-)

5Youngers said...

I agree with Derek. You are an amazing writer and I wish I could write as eloquently as you.

Kim said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Guess who can write fabulously without using iambic pentameter?

(And yes....I realize that I threw the natural rhythm of that poem off ~ haha)

Robert said...

I can't really write poetry. I can write funny poetry. But not serious poetry.

Laura said...

I ditto Derek! :-)