Thoughts on Poetry .
I have been writing poetry almost all my life for as long as I can remember, though many of my earlier attempts thankfully did not survive, leaving only a few remaining to be included in this collection. For some pieces, where I wrote them is more important than when, and in these instances there is a note recording the where together with a picture link. Along the way I have occasionally experimented with poetic forms, though mostly I prefer free verse.
Villanelle, because I love how repetition gives emphasis to the central thought, but mine are not absolutely true to the form -- that would be just too compliant to rules.
Sestina...perhaps, one day, when I am feeling masochistic or super-obedient...but until then, no thank you M' Arnout. Read Wikipedia on the sestina sometime when you need a quick headache.
As for the rest, I prefer alliteration to rhyme, also that meter and cadence do not fight each other, and I find I have a tendency towards ellipsis, but take them as you find them, and I hope you discover something to like somewhere amongst the dross
Copyright © Peter Huddleston Updated February 2017