Alliteration: the Onomatopoeia of Rumination

This enlightening article by Jason Kerr is published with permission. I’m personally a bit of an ogre when I eat. My wife teases me about the sounds I make, “Mmmawmnomgrmymaom….” I used to swear she was making it up, because I never heard it. The way most people never hear… Continue reading

Exercise: Transforming the Ordinary Using Imagery

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle Poetry is truth in it Sunday clothes. — Joseph Roux Engle’s quote uses the metaphor of a person—… Continue reading