At my favorite writing cafe, Stacy's Coffee Parlor on Route 7, they have a bunch of poetry magnets. I'm not sure it's a full set. It doesn't have the word "alone". How can you do poetry without the word "alone"? I mean, okay, granted, you can, but, like, if you were making poetry magnets, which would you include, "alone" or "solitary"? "Solitary" -- bleah. Maybe not bleah, depending... "a solitary crow sits", that could be all right. Or "A solitary muffin sits," better. But, you know, a narrower range of contexts.
Also, you can't repeat words, except "and". That's pretty rough on a poem.
Posted by benrosen at January 24, 2006 11:42 AM | Up to blog