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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #6 – Love Don’t Mean

Eloise Greenfield’s (1978) Honey, I Love is an oldie but a goodie. It includes many short poems but “Love Don’t Mean” is by far my favourite from this small yet powerful collection, probably for its simplicity. Love don’t mean all that kissing Like on television Love means Daddy Saying keep your mama company till I… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #6 – Love Don’t Mean

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #5 – Kennings

Free Write #5 - Kennings If this word is new to you, as it was to me, it is a literary device in which a poetic phrase substitutes for a noun. A memorable kenning occurs when one element of the phrase creates a striking, unexpected comparison. Ex. sky-candle (the sun). (With thanks to Mike Schmidt.) Write 5… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #5 – Kennings

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #4 – Keepsakes

List 10 cherished items or keepsakes that you would bring with you to any place in the world to help make that place l-o-v-i-n-g-l-y-y-o-u-r-s. You might even add a line or two beside each object that explains its significance. Word from Work Wicket - which is the title of the song I'm listening to by… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #4 – Keepsakes