To Dust You Shall Return, In Dust You Shall Learn by Elle Vue

     Perfumed sap infiltrates my nostrils with dusty tales told by antiqued myrrh, of worlds unseen and wisdom never reached quite in the nick of human time. As I walk deeper into the coated forest, the red, Mississippi mud begins to cake my once tender feet.     Whisper secrets to me through theContinue reading “To Dust You Shall Return, In Dust You Shall Learn by Elle Vue”

Revising Poetry: Syntax, Diction, and Play

by Elle Vue How To: Mechanically: 1. Look at the syntax in your poem– the arrangement of your words and phrases. Syntax includes much more than just grammar, it helps provide rhythm, structure, and tone in the poem. ◆ Is the meaning of each sentence clear? This may seem like an obvious mistake to lookContinue reading “Revising Poetry: Syntax, Diction, and Play”

Prompt: Write About Water

by Elle Vue Think about: Symbolism Rebirth, renewal Purification Life Reflection Motion Where water is found Ocean Rain Tears Bath Waterfalls What functions does water serve? Hydration Swimming Beauty Cleansing Cooking Steaming How does water entice the senses? Is the water cold or warm? Is this shocking or soothing? Salty or fresh? Does it smellContinue reading “Prompt: Write About Water”

Add Symbolism to Your Poetry

by Elle Vue    Using symbolism in poetry remains vital because poetry contains a sort of nuance compared to other forms of writing; there is much to express in words left unsaid. In this way poetry is like a painting, the viewer (or reader) can project their own experiences of life, thought, and emotion ontoContinue reading “Add Symbolism to Your Poetry”

Choosing Happiness by Elle Vue

I want a life filled with lemon drops and golden sunsets. Where melancholy meets serendipity out in the peach orchard of satisfaction and chance.  Tell me there is more than the tranquil hues of passive leaves, I want to see persisting sunflowers bloom from seedlings buried too deeply.  Fill my life with daffodils and bumblebees,Continue reading “Choosing Happiness by Elle Vue”

Prompt: Write About Color Without Saying the Color

The key to writing about color without saying the color is to stimulate the five senses of your reader: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste — and the sixth sense: emotions. While you don’t need to incorporate all five senses into your poem, it’s still a good idea to think about them when brainstorming. ThinkContinue reading “Prompt: Write About Color Without Saying the Color”

Prompt: Write About Breath or Breathing

Think about: What does your breath do when you are angry laughing, relaxed or scared? What type of breaths do you take as you run, swim or cook? How do others around you breathe? How does that effect you? What does breath smell or taste like after eating, smoking, sleeping, kissing? What is the importanceContinue reading “Prompt: Write About Breath or Breathing”