Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham
Writing Tip: Revise. Use the right word. When editing, take your time, read aloud, plunder a thesaurus. Bring your work alive with your words. The right ones are life or death.
Words “belong to several of the senses at once, as if each one had eyes, ears and tongue, or ears and fingers and a body to move with. It is this little goblin in a word which is its life and its poetry, and it is this goblin which the poet has to have under control.” — Ted Hughes (from Poetry Is, 1967). His poem becomes a pond “as deep as England” in Pike.
it feels like the gun companies are waging war on us, consumer by consumer, selling lies and false promises. Yet we must find poetry, because that is what we do.