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…
run the roos
and rue the ute
that roars beside
the wild dogs
off their stride.
working up a sweat
while jogging in the wet –