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Memorizing Poems

I did┬ámemorize poems years ago, but I don’t remember those now. Since I do write poems, it’s about time to commit some poems to memory. The ones I want to focus on are: When I have fears that I may cease to be–John Keats The Reckoning–Theodore Roethke My Papa’s Waltz–Theodore Roethke The Waking–Theodore Roethke Snake–Theodore …

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Prompt–Sunday, December 18

For today’s prompt, pick something from the following poem to imitate. It could be the stanza structure, the theme, rhyme scheme, meter, take your pick. http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/roethke.papa.html I chose the theme of a parent and child interacting. Summer is a time to imagine castles of grass.┬áThe kingdom begins the size of our backyard, but as you …

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