…rarasaur, because of the smiles I find to be left upon my face after visiting her site and reading her stories. I would be very interested to read what any of you out there reading this might think regarding this subject:
This morning I have been thinking upon the nature of not just artistic blogging, but blogging in general. Those sites to which I enjoy–and to which I find myself returning again and again, tend to have a constant tone. Particularly are these the ones which, after having visited for a while, I find have left me feeling enriched in one way or another–not necessarily happy, I should remark, but certainly further along on any number of emotions which might be though of as positive. Continue reading →
…and checked something off my long, long, long list. I have wanted to write some kind of series or epic based on Rudyard Kipling’s “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.” This was a prophetic piece much neglected, partly because hardly anyone now alive knows what a copybook is–or was–thanks, in large part, to the widespread implementation of marxist education theory in government schools, and in fact, in most other schools as well. Continue reading →
Having recently discovered a sonnet in lyrical couplets by Kipling, [“When Fear Came,” I believe it is titled, in the 2nd “Jungle Book”] and having written one myself, albeit as a character rather than as myself, I was put in mind of the above possibility. As such I would like to write a few more couplet sonnets. But also….
I feel perhaps, I might write a series of sonnet like forms ranging from completely freeverse to completely structured. I feel that in such a way one might bring someone along a bit toward realising that sonnets are not so very hard to understand.
Of course, even if they were, one may still have the experience of hearing one read aloud; for the sound itself, is quite beautiful even without full comprehension. Still, sonnet form is relatively simple; and even if classical topical structure is maintained (e.g. a sonnet reading essentially: “Consider this… But wait, what about this?” this turn or ‘volta’ most often occurring at the ninth line but often delayed till the very last; and sometimes, though rarely, earlier than that) quite easy to understand.
I feel this sequence I describe in the second paragraph is a bit of “cheating” perhaps, because the first few examples would be quite easy to write; however, I have been wondering in what way I might reward myself for having passed my sixth month mark, and perhaps this might be fitting. I cannot, for example, think of any further paid services at this time in which I would desire to engage; therefore, I am reduced to content related rewards, I fear!
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