July 19th, 2003


"What rhymes with ...?"

Evening, all. I've been on a real poetry kick lately, both reading and writing. I'm completely stumped on my Marcus/Hermione story, so I thought I'd try exercising my creative muscles on something else.

I wrote a couple of poems in a Creative Writing class I took in high school. If I ever find them, I'll post them.

Some Of My Favorite Poems (and their opening lines)
"The Cremation Of Sam McGee" by Robert W. Service
There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold

"The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudly seas

"Her Letter" by Bret Harte
I'm sitting alone by the fire,
Dressed just as I came from the dance

"Longing" by Matthew Arnold
Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!

"A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns
O, my luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June

"The Owl And The Pussy-Cat" by Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat

"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

"Sea Fever" by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

Anybody else like those particular poems? I like to read poetry because there are times when I just want to read something short and memorable. I guess it's like choosing to eat a Hershey's Kiss instead of a Hershey Bar. I like the idea of writing poetry for basically the same reason. Here's hoping I'll have something to post soon.
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