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Friday, October 20, 2006

How not to write a poem

Peter Griffin emails me a link to an article on things to avoid while writing a poem. I don't write poetry, so I'll feel free to say that it's a "nice" piece. Heh. I feel like the naughty boy in class who, after the teacher says that students should not dig their nose, puts his head under the desk and instantly invades his nostrils. "Nice". So there!

No, but really, I should stop using that word. Lazy writing. And to think that I did swear once to stop using it. Immense shame lands.

Update: Arnold D'Souza has some constructive advice on how to write poems.

By the by, what do poets who don't get paid write?

Ans: Free verse.
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