Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Taking Liberties

Sometimes I need a word, (sometimes even "a" or "the"), but it is just not in the original text where I need it to be. It is so frustrating. So I deselect words and select new ones until I have something that works. It is so thrilling to finally get a line that works for the poem.

Today's poem is "Dieting is Easy". In order to make the poem work, I back tracked to reuse a phrase so I could have repetition. I repeated the phrase "you might" three times even though it only apeared once in the article. Other than that nothing was added and the words remained in their original order.

Call it poetic license.