Writing prompt No. 77
A weekly writing exercise to get you started.
February 14, 2013
“I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!” Elizabeth Bennett famously says in Pride and Prejudice. Nevertheless, much truth can be encapsulated in a rhyming couplet. For example, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.” So try your hand at a sonnet. Let the rigid structure force you to word and reword until the beats fit.
Beata Rybka is an editorial assistant at Madavor Media. Her work has been published in a variety of national publications including Gluten-Free Living Magazine and Volleyball Magazine, as well as on the Web.
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