Nature can excite the Haiku pen and be an inspiration.
Monthly Archives: September 2020
The Trouser Role
It’s great fun to write sonnets according to Shakespeare’s rules. AB AB, CD CD, EF EF, GG
10 syllables to the line with a turning point after line 12.
Try it for a brain workout.
Many are disgusted by Strauss’s opening. A woman plays a lad making love to his cousin, and the lesbian interpretation has to surface.
The day I met Elvis.
Elvis hadn’t left the house.
Haikus add fun
The narrative is clear. Find something inherently ugly and write something about it, to its advantage. After all, concrete might have feelings and all art needs recognition. I found some ghastly slabs, on the green central reservation of the street where I live, near the smart apartments, (above). The strip was popular with drunks andContinue reading “Haikus add fun”
A long haul for heroes
A writer’s problem – readers think you are your hero. So you cunningly create a hero or heroine and your best friend reads your work and deduces that you have visited that city, the brothel, ridden your bike down the very mountain path etc. or whatever else occurs in the story. After all, academics argueContinue reading “A long haul for heroes”