Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Poetry and Play

As writers, we play with language. We play with sounds, rhymes, rhythm, phrasing, assonance, dissonance, meaning and logic. We play with plot, characters, themes, goals, journeys, and conclusions. Often, all this playing becomes work. We can hit a blank page or a brick wall. And we have to learn to play all over again.

Author Susan Taylor Brown found herself in this dilemma. She gave herself permission to play for the whole month of March. This month for National Poetry Month, Susan is posting a poem a day, in which she ponders her month of play, lessons she learned about herself, her craft and life in general. Stop by her blog and enjoy!

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