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Cartoon du jour — Grammar Nazi   4 comments

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Source: Bob Lucas Facebook Page

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Those who follow my blog may not believe this, but I do work at improving my grammar and spelling — like I even get daily email’s from Daily Writing Tips. Still, at this elderly age, I remain what educators refer to as a “low potential, high achiever” student. My goal is to learn something new each day — a continuous process of improving.

When I was much younger I would become embarrassed when the Grammar Nazis would correct me. But, in time I learned that there is a positive side of embarrassment — now I urge corrective feedback.

Mistakes open the door to creativity,  just don’t let your pride get in the way.

kenne

(Dedicated to brother, Thomas R. Turner.)

Grammar Nazi

Decoding Poetry   14 comments

march-2009-misc-5640-art-framed-ii-blog“Snakes On The Wall” — by kenne

Decoding Poetry

Poetry
What is it?
Is it not all things
Feeling?
Thoughts?
Ideas?
Wisdom?
Beauty?
Music?
Art?
in human existence?

Is it not all things
Love?
Hate?
Despair?
Fear?
Greed?
Charity?
of human experience?

Yet,
some claim
the words of poetry,
as if anointed
announcing to the world,
“I know the code!”

Poetry is not code,
allowing entrance
only to a few
fettered and packaged
for the scholarly.

If I experience
my own life
in the words another,
it is poetry —
for it is I
who holds the code
to my existence.

In the end,
there is no right
or wrong answer —
poetry is like dancing,
if it feels good,
do it!

kenne

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