New Year Wordout

I have been indulging in a little poetry to herald the new year. A poem a day and more – because some are very short!

I think rhythm is important in all aspects of writing – and what better way to develop rhythm than through poetry. There’s also a lot to be said for brevity, while poetic devices like alliteration, metaphors and similes – and that simple ‘play on words’ – enrich all forms of writing.

A poem a day to start the new year is an exercise in creativity.

Here’s a couple of short poems, inspired by life in 2010…

dogged in
run the roos
and rue the ute
that roars beside
with slip
’n’ slide
and wheels
the wild dogs
off their stride.

working up a sweat
while jogging in the wet –


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