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OceanShe was some kind of beautiful, with odd brown hair that was streaked with red and blond, like fresh-turned earth and sand, and strange blue eyes that seemed to always be a different shade of the sea, one day blue as the depths, the next a pale green.
When first he saw her, he was walking down the beach, trying desperately to seize an idea, to grasp it with his mind and coax a passable story out of it. One that would make him enough to last until he got his 'BIG IDEA' and could write something worth reading.
She was standing ankle deep in the warm water, staring out at the horizon, where a few chatty gulls flew above a storm cloud. He would have walked right past her, except she turned and snared him with her eerie blue eyes. For some reason he never knew, he walked right up and started talking to her. They stood there, he talking about his writing, she listening silently, neither of them knowing the other, both seeing a friend, and remained there for hours.
The man jerked out of the c
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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