Locus amoenus

Reading The Rings of Saturn is an adventurous journey. Today it led me to have a look at the concept: Locus amoenus latin for “pleasant place”, locus amoenus is a literary term which generally refers to an idealized place of safety or comfort. A locus amoenus is usually a beautiful, shady lawn or open woodland,…

Patchwork poem

… an ongoing investigation into form…  Today I’d like to share a writing prompt from Poets & Writers:  A cento, Latin for “patchwork,” is a poem composed entirely of fragments and lines taken from other poems and/or written sources. Try creating your own patchwork poem by incorporating lines from various poems in a poetry anthology….

2012: Reading to write

I love to read, but what I really need just now, in the middle of life, is to become a better writer. To achieve my goal I have chosen the best possible mentor, advisor and guide (no, its not Virgil…I definitively need a more modern supervisor, and I need her to be a woman). My…