Poetry, Prose and Parable.

The Dance of Life Prose by Estelle D. There is a quote by Frederick Nietzsche, German poet and philosopher, which goes something like this: If these Christians want me to believe in their God, they are going to have to sing me better songs. They are going to have to wear, on their faces, the […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Doesn’t have a point of view, knows not where he’s going to. Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney: Lyrics from Nowhere Man: The Beatles:1965 I would frequently use song lyrics and music in my classes to demonstrate a point. When teaching students how to write an essay, I would explain that they needed a thesis, […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

I’ve been drinking from my saucer. I haven’t written for a couple of weeks, but my goodness, a lot has been happening. I have renewed my WordPress account for another year and renewed my wayleadsontoway.life blog domain and we have had loads to celebrate. My son and his wife and two little grandies arrived from […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Dancing Rainbows. It only happens at one time of the year; and this is it. The rising eastern sun has to be in just the perfect spot to beam through the sun catcher crystals hanging at the kitchen window and fill the kitchen walls and ceilings with rainbows. When you make the crystals swing, the […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

To this point, it has been a productive day. I have prayed, read the weekend paper, had telephone conversations with two of my adult offspring, spoken with our oldest granddaughter to wish her a happy birthday, seasoned my new stainless steel frying pan with coconut oil, pottered in the garden, picked fresh organic produce, planted […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Poetry Paints a Picture. Poetry paints word pictures to the reader through the use of poetic devices. Poetry is different from prose because prose is the natural flow of speech without the metrical structure found in poetry. Novels, short stories, personal and business letters, textbooks and newspaper articles are all examples of prose. Creative writing […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Poetry is Music and Song. The word universe comes from one, meaning uni, and verse, meaning song. Here is my poem, One Song, about the universe. One Song. Have you ever stood alone at nightand gazed with wonderat the bight starry lightand moonbeams, in the heavens highreaching all across the sky,And beheld the Universe?Been spellbound […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Poetry is Music. Poetry and music have a lot in common. Both use the same techniques, rhythm and metre, or beat, and both are a form of expression which connects with our inner being and elicits an emotional response. Poetry and song lyrics use the same techniques and literary devices; rhyme, simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism […]