Do you ever read your older posts and think that they are, well … not that good? Or, maybe they have merit, but just need a but of tidying up.
I throw caution to the wind when I write poetry. I never set out to write a specific form of poetry. The closest I come is when I’m inspired to write the occasional Haiku, but it always angers me that I still have to count the syllables on my fingers and usually run out.
Of syllables. Not fingers.
Rhyme scheme? Pfft. If it happens it happens. Sometimes it is better to catch a reader off guard with a well placed rhyme, or an “almost rhyme” as I mention in this two-year old post I updated*:
I think I am a better blogger and writer than I was then, but when it comes to poetry: Rules, schmules.
*What did I change, you ask? You’ll never know.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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