Thursday, March 31, 2011

Writing a Poem - April Fool's Eve

On Fridays I started a series talking my way through the process of writing a book. Last week I took a break with my little guy getting his tonsils out (he's doing great, BTW). And in honor of the PAD challenge about to start tomorrow, I'm changing it up a little to talk about writing a poem and posting it today.

I'm no expert at poetry. I just write what I feel, so be prepared for some wacky, some heartfelt and some milk snorting verse!

To show you what I mean, here is a sample. It was my first published work, at the ezine Cafe del Soul. And for more, I added a tab above to see my posted poems and there's always, Sarcastica, Woman of Witticism!

And just in time for the PAD challenge - five pieces of poetry advice from the women at WOW!

I intend to learn a lot about poetry by doing this. And I'm all excited now, but I bet towards the end of the month, my poetry will show me tiring of the printed word! But for now - I can't wait!

3 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm no expert on poetry either. It's impressive that you're tackling it. I'll take a look.

Theresa Milstein said...

The first poem is my favorite!

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks, Theresa! You know I will have to get at least a couple teaching poems in the mix =)