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  Creative Writing 101
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Thursday, July 29, 2010
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This poem reflects a class I took. I like being called AD's resident Tinkerbell! This is for my classmates. We made a great team!

Words kiss the paper with tenderness

The whiteness dimples with ciphers and script.

She tests a word change, a new phrase, scratches out lines,

Begins again.  The process pleases her.

The professor's red pen matches his rum-ruddy face,

He shakes his head, then the paper, like a terrier,

As if his rough treatment will make her pretty words

Slide off, cringe and hide, slink away.

"Where's the stark reality? the sex and violence?

The language of the streets?

Do you live in Fairy Land?  Are you Tinkerbell?"

He believes he knows best what the world wants,

He is afterall, Mr. Hollywood.

He ignores the greed that buries his intuition,

And will not tune in to hers,

for love and joy and beauty,

For what matters to her heart on this day.



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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
At least he didn't make you write vampire stories. p
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Great insight and a bit of humor as well. I enjoy your perspective. Now a days profs want guts and gore on the page rather than reason and rhyme. Good on ya. J'nia
Reviewed by pat medlin
i find structured groups to be most inhibiting to forms of spends more time analyzing than verbalizing....i loved your way of saying this....besides i like looking at the world through tinkerbell glasses....dump the class and the rum pickled gives a shine
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Love it, for in poetry how can we be limited to structured words of what is wanted by the crowd over what is go Tinkerbell.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Thats it, write what you feel or want to write, the hell with teachers with "rum-ruddy" looks...;-)
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat

Beautifully written. I can identify, I'm taking a class too, not in poetry, but mostly fiction short stories. I've written over 100 poems, just to find out, I'm no poet. LOL.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
So very true, Eileen. This so reminds me of my universtity days. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
Very cool! I found myself in the classroom with you. Keep writing the beauty of your heart Eileen.

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