August 26, 2015
You may believe that verse is hard, dense,
abstruse, opaque, deliberately obsfucatory,
with arcane words and esoteric reference
preferred to plain and everyday vocabulary;
despair that lyric poets’ preoccupations
are with a hermeneutic of the self,
their raison d'êtres mere solipsistic passions,
not reading the world on your behalf.
But everything we say and all we write
might be poetic; by chance or by design
we play with words. And so I built a site
for any student moved to muse online.
Expound, discuss, declare, betray, confess.
alivepoets.com is the address.
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Here is a list of a few little exercises to follow at home to help with creative writing and building synonyms.
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