Friday, September 14, 2007

A poetry Friday partial...

So, I had a bit of time this week and thought "hey, I'll try a poem for Poetry Friday. I think I'll make some coffee. And maybe read the paper. And then clean. And then...." No, wait! That's not right. I did have some writing time within my writing time. But it didn't go well. In fact, I ended up quite annoyed at what I was writing since phrases weren't turning well... and I felt constrained by the way I'd started the poem. But, on the plus side, that's what lead to what I'll post today. It's not a finished work, obviously, and some might say it's derivative. But so what? I was peeved!

That damn iamb.
That damn iamb.
I do not like that damn iamb!

When the roundup's up, I'll post it here....


Disco Mermaids said...!!!

- Jay

Anonymous said...

Genius. Parodic, iambic perfection, in fact.

Good to see you sharing a little something!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that I'm not the only writer swearing at his computer because the words are refusing to do what they are supposed to do...but not so glad that a good guy like you is the one to be struggling. Hoping the weekend did wonders for your writing muse, Mr. P., and that you are building up stamina for another round of reading aloud at school.

a grumbling, mumbling writer in Minnestoa,

David LaRochelle

Rita said...


This works on so many levels!