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  1. Writing Poetry: Assonance

    Quote Originally Posted by clark View Post
    Just a little footnote: all consonant sound elements involve--no, even stronger--require vowels for their existence. You cannot 'say' a consonant without a vowel preceding or trailing. This simple reality of sound formation can have a profound effect on the impact of a consonant in use, esp. if the vowel is short or long and depending always, of course, on context.
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  2. Sharp Darkness

    "Poets are fortunate. We share ourselves with the world every time we put a poem out there, because whether we create personae or not, those words didn't come from the apple tree in the backyard. And through that sharing we hear echoes and memories and congruities between people and experiences, if not deeper certainly differently than most people. Sometimes a blessing. Sometimes a curse. But always an embracing, and therein a reaching out to others on common ground perhaps not cleared ...
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