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An Amazing Title Needs an Amazing Poem as Inspiration

October 8, 2009 Leave a comment

First post, I thought I’d start it off with a poem.  I love poems.  It’s hard to talk about loving poetry without being labeled something.  Poems are also awesome for people who love to write but can’t write for pages upon pages.  Poems are great for people who need to express something relatively quickly.  By quickly I mean anywhere from an hour to a day.  Good poetry, like all excellent art can’t be forced, there needs to be a catharsis.  The structure allows you to be concise, which is wonderful.  So you can capture thoughts and feelings without losing it.  You can lose your initial inspiration (trust me) from trying to write a novel.  You write a paragraph, you change your mind, you realize you have 300 pages to go and it all seems so monumental (despite the fact that there is an amazing idea or dialogue in your head).

The Troubles of being an Author

I am trying so hard,
hours spent pondering
a good title.

A day past,
nothing,
a night,
nothing,
a week,
nothing,
a fortnight,
and everything sounds
so tacky.

A great work needs a great title,
What’s the title?
My nights dreaming,
contemplating,
a title.

“Blood for Vampires,”
how cool is that?
Now for the rest of story,
this might take awhile.

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