A thought for the day and more….
I’m sorry to say that I don’t read poetry often. However, recently I read a poetry book written by an acquaintance. Each poem was a take-off about a nursery rhyme or fairy tale character. Did you ever wonder what might have happened to any of your favorite characters when they grew up? I never did.
For example, what did Miss Muffitt do after she had eaten her curds and why. Did she go off to school or shopping? Another poem talked about Cinderella’s shoes. Could you imagine that she started a shoe store . Then there were a couple of other characters such as Pinocchio and Tom Tom the piper’s son who grew up to become politicians. That actually didn’t surprise me. I think I caught Pinocchio appearing once in a Geico commercial.
Something else that I learned was that poems don’t necessarily rhyme anymore. 21st Century poetry sometimes is long running prose that does say something, but may not have rhyming words in it.
That was the day too that I read that people are more and more writing memoirs that contain fiction to help dress up their memory. Is that legal? Probably so unless someone can correct the writer.
After learning all of these interesting writing facts, I decided I may be going crazy. Or, maybe that is why my own writing has not been selling like hotcakes! I can always find an excuse.