Clifford Liles has won, been placed or shortlisted in many poetry competitions. His work has been published in magazines and he is currently preparing his debut chapbook featuring a thematic selection from his over sixty sonnets.
Previously, I laid some of the groundwork to discussing the rhyming structures in sonnets. To some, that will make this an interesting article. To others, they may have some recent paintwork that they’d prefer to watch dry instead. This month I’m going to cover some of the details, so stand by for some terminology. Some … Continue reading Enclosing Rhymes
For some, poetry is not part of their lives, perhaps being only a vague memory of reading examples at school. For some, it is an essential means of expression: exploring their feelings about a potential partner, the end of a relationship or of wonder at the natural world during their last walk. Welcome to readers … Continue reading Neither Rhyme nor Reason
In these blogs focussing on sonnets, I have been encouraging you to try writing one for yourself. If you’ve already done that, what’s next? Just how good is that sonnet you’ve laboured over? Do not leave it unseen in a pile of papers or unread on your smartphone. Release it into the wild wide world … Continue reading The Promise of Magic
La création de poesie attire ceux qui adorent le langage. Writing poetry attracts those who find great interest in meanings, the look of words, their sounds and sometimes long and twisty history. Whatever I say about techniques in this second part of my blog about diction in poetry, do not forget that first and foremost, … Continue reading Diction – Part Two
La création de la poésie attire ceux qui adorent le langage. The writing of poetry attracts those who find great interest in the meaning of words, the look of them, their sounds, and their sometimes long and twisty history. I am once again faced with a blank page in my own writing and am led … Continue reading Diction