As of about 5:53am this morning I turned 25 years old. I think this is the first birthday where it just felt like a regular day. Probably an indicator I’m getting ancient. Next the memory goes and I will just … wait what was I doing here? … oh yea.
So I’m being challenged to write an Epic Poem in heroic verse using an iambic pentameter with 5 feet. The kicker is that it needs to be 1000 to 2000 words which I find to be very intimidating but also EPIC should I complete one.
I used to scoff at poetry, mainly because all I was exposed to were the ancient verses that made no sense and the useless rambles of the emotional self proclaimed poets of my teenage days.
“… The knife cuts, oh so deep
My days blacken into night.
I can not even count the sheep,
Lord save me from my plight….”
Yea… whatever you say James err I mean “Dark Lord Con.” Real poetry is very technical in nature. That is the challenge of writing good poetry. There is also the challenge of people not knowing how to read poetry and appreciating what you have done. Now I’m rambling – better cut this off.
My Week 2 Assignment in my Fiction class unfortunately had me writing a bit for my novel and I’m just not ready to show the world that yet. So hopefully week 3 will yield something I can share.
Danny Machal February 22nd, 2009