H ow do you know exactly what I need, when I bleed

U stand beside, when from the world my tears I wish to hide

S upport and strength ,  on the same wavelength, silently soft

B onds of love, warm and bright, not constricting or too tight

A lways  hold my hand, walking through times of sand

N o one  can see me as you do too

D ancing to the rhythm of love  true.


Last call! Writing 201: Poetry

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Perhaps you already love writing poetry; perhaps you’re a poet and don’t even know it. Either way, Writing 201: Poetry begins on Monday, February 16, and we’d love to see you there!

Tell me more about this poetry thing…

Even though haiku
are all some of us can write*,
poems touch us all.

Writing 201: Poetry is a two week-course. Each weekday, you’ll receive an assignment with three parts: a prompt, a poetic form, and a poetic device. You choose which you want to explore (if any). An assignment might invite you to write a poem inspired by “forgiveness.” Then, you’ll have the option to write using a particular form that we’ll introduce and explain (say, couplets). Finally, we’ll throw in an optional poetic device for you to use (for example, a synecdoche). Try all three, or any combination of them.

For a fuller description of the course, head to Ben’s original…

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