Poetry …

I am not a poet. Well, I am. I’m just really bad at it. Or maybe I’m really good at it, but I just think I’m bad because poetry baffles me.

Since all my writing projects are at a standstill due to extreme amounts of writer’s block (and also the beautifully addicting World of Warcraft), I shall share with you today my latest attempt at poetry.

Prepare to be awed.

time is unfolding

and memories fade

clock hands are turning

with each passing day

your words are unlocking

the secrets I keep

your presence is soothing

my mind as I sleep

a comet is streaking

a path through the stars

your kindness is healing

my hidden-most scars

the midnight bell’s tolling

brings out a rare smile

and I nod when you ask

if I’ll stay for awhile

So? Were you awed? If I shook your world to the very foundations of your soul, I apologize. It was not my intention.

Unrelated video of the day: All the Harry Potter Spells Ever

So someone went through all eight Harry Potter movies and compiled all the spells cast into one, 17 minute youtube video. It’s insane. It’s awesome. You probably won’t get more than 3 minutes in, but that’s okay.

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32 thoughts on “Poetry …

  1. I like it. Does that mean I like bad poetry or I know good poetry when I see it? It’s all in the eye of the beholder.

    • Michelle Proulx

      Yay! Well, I’d rather be called a good poet than a bad one, so I’d say you just have excellent taste 🙂

  2. You know what I like to do for fun? I write short stories (like 1,500 words) based on searches people have done looking for my blog. It’s a good way to get the creative juices loosened.

    I’m not going to comment on your poem. I feel it’s unfair given that I don’t like poetry (mine included, should I feel compelled to write some). I did like the slant rhyme of fade and day. At least, that’s what I think they’re called.

    • Michelle Proulx

      “Based on searches people have done looking for my blog” — I’m ashamed to say I have no idea what you’re talking about. Elaborate?

      • antoinettemsmut

        If you go into your stats, there should be a section for keywords people have punched in and ended up at your site. So, for me, it’s like vampire and Superjail!. Make sure you look at all of them. I bet there are gems in there. I’d share mine, but they’re all saucy.

    • This sounds like a wonderful way to trigger a story. Do you mind if I copy the idea?

      • antoinettemsmut

        Copy and share it with your friends! It’s great for writers block, or when you’re stuck editing and you just want to write. Hell, tell them you thought of it. 😉 If it helps someone, that’s all that matters.

  3. The spells idea is terrific. And I bet some of them sound poetic.

    • Michelle Proulx

      I just can’t believe someone took the time to go through all eight movies and pull out every clip with a spell.

      • E A M Harris

        If it were me I’d tend to get immersed in the film and forget to note the spells. Whoever did it must have been very determined to keep to their agenda.

  4. Can’t help you with the WoW, but if you want help with the writer’s block, get some plot cards. (http://keripeardon.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/plot-cards/)

    • Michelle Proulx

      A wonderful thought, but that involves spending money, which I don’t currently possess, lol.

      • Go to the next-to-last paragraph in the post. There’s a link to 1936 Plot Cards. It’s a large .pdf file, but once it pulls up, you can print it off. They’re free!

        I took them to a NaNo meeting last night and let people use them, my Story Forge cards, and the tarot cards that I made for myself. (Just look up “make your own Tarot cards.” I found the meanings of all the cards, then made them in Word using clip art. I put the meanings directly on the cards, so I didn’t have to memorize the meaning or look them up. Then I just printed and taped them together.)

        • Michelle Proulx

          I didn’t realize! Clearly I need to read things more thoroughly, lol. In my defence, I read the post when I was supposed to be “working”, so I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should have. Bad Michelle! I’ll check the cards out 🙂

  5. Very Impressive…You should do more! I believe everyone is a poet in one way or another! M. P. Little

  6. Thats one long video on spells… LOL

    • Michelle Proulx

      I know! Did you get all the way through it? I gave up after thirty seconds and just started jumping randomly around the video to see bits and pieces.

      • Jeyna Grace

        Haha, no i didnt. But the effort that person put in to make that video.. is rather admirable.

  7. I like your poem. I’m not a poet, nor am I a poetry expert, but it rhymed, the words made me happy, and I’m glad I stopped by tonight to read your poem. 🙂

    • Michelle Proulx

      I believe that all poems, except haikus, should rhyme. And thanks 🙂

  8. Sahm Ataine King

    That was actually pretty damn good…but I’m willing to bet you already knew that.

  9. atothewr

    You are a poet and don’t know it. I would say you are a good poet and not a bad one. This really has a nice flow to it. You should do more.

    • Michelle Proulx

      Thanks! Unfortunately the urge to write poetry hits me about once a year, so I won’t be becoming a full-time poet any time soon.

      • atothewr

        I’ll be checking for it next year around this time. How’s the writer’s block? I’m trying to plow through my latest novel right now. Tough going, but fun.

        • Michelle Proulx

          Ugh, the writer’s block is awful. I think it’s actually because of NaNo. I have an idea I want to start, but I keep putting it off because I want to do it for NaNo. But that means I’m not writing anything right now. Ahhhhhh.

  10. I don’t like poetry.

    It’s probably because I lack the patience to read it properly. In these times of internet speed-reading and skimming, I am unable to put the brakes on in time to stop myself skidding off the end of the poem before I’ve absorbed more than a few words.
    The sense of poems defeats my mind, I’m sorry to say.
    But yours, Michelle…yours worked! It rang around inside my head like a well-crafted song. I got the sense, the pace and the emotion.
    It may be that you are brilliant and every other poet has no idea what they’re doing.
    Or there may be another reason, I don’t know.
    But keep writing poems! You may yet convince me that all the others are worth reading.
    10/10

  11. It was a great poem. I loved it! I write poetry too, but mine is really crappy every other word rhyme. Like “Above” and “love” sort of thing.
    You should write more.

    • Michelle Proulx

      Thanks 🙂 And I like it when words rhyme! I feel a poem that doesn’t rhyme is just missing something, you know? I mean, think of your favourite poems. Don’t most/all of them rhyme?

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