Tag Archives: Dylan Thomas

FMM 7 26 19 Don’t get it Twisted

“The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.” ~ George Eliot. “Farmer Jones walked up the path, drunk as usual.” I have never forgotten that line, the opening line to a book thrust into my hands when I was maybe eight years old.  I had just started school in the hills of […]

FMM 2 22 19 Consonance, assonance, resonance

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe. I am a pragmatist by nature.  It was when my children were finishing high school and thinking of college and their future careers that I realized that when it comes to job security, I favor the […]

FMM 10 13 17 The Allure of Alliteration

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”~ Edgar Allan Poe. As children we were taught the art of remembering by a number of tricks.  Even without big theories of pedagogy, the old time teachers knew that if you presented information in rhyme or in song, it laid […]

FMM 12 18 15 In Praise of Life

“Though lovers be lost love shall not, And death shall have no dominion.”~Dylan Thomas.   Death is a funny thing.  It sharpens the senses like a shower of rain clears the air.  Memories once distant come close.  As a drop of dew on a leaf brings the colors and veins into acute focus, it can […]

FMM 4 25 14 If Poets Ruled the World

“Most joyful let the poet be, it is through him that all men see.”~ William Ellery Channing. When last did you read a good poem?  Today is the last Friday in April, National Poetry Month.  Many of us can recite from heart poems learned in our childhood.  Whether they are the traditional celebration of nature […]