Did I actually write an Ode to Half & Half? You better believe it.
Oh, Half & Half, how do I love thee
With your Half & Halfness you fill my cup
And join my sugar to make a happier me
As my energy levels move forward and up
From the day of beginning to lunchtime
More awake and alert for the day I feel
Ready to get writing and adding my thoughts
And through the days I will continue to shine
Never would I think of drinking an eel
Instead, only you I drink in milky knots.
Oh yeah. An Ode to Half & Half. Why can’t we write Odes to whoever and whatever we want? Why should it have to be something amazing like a soulmate or Mount Olympus? I mean, by definition an Ode is:
1. A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.
2. A poem meant to be sung.
Just because some of the most famous Odes are about things the author loves, does not mean it always has to be. For example, I can write an Ode about pluralized things like shoes, eyelashes, stickies, blades of grass, pants, scissors; or I can write about mundane things like toasters, refrigerators, paper, mugs, dummy books; or locations that encompass much bigger parts of the world like schools, hospitals, airports, countries; or even people like…oh, I don’t know, anyone.
I don’t think I have actually written an Ode since my senior year in high school. That was 10 year ago now. I like Odes. They are almost a randomly patterned poem, but of course patterned otherwise they couldn’t be called an Ode. They’d be just called a free-form poem.
There are plenty of types of poems to be able to express one’s self:
And this is just 55 to name a few. Hmmm, maybe I’ll go down the list and write one of each. Hmmm.
What do you think?
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It has been a buzz on Google Plus about the language support that the vast and reaching corporation has given.
Today, Google launched The Endangered Languages Project, a website devoted to preserving over 3000 ancient tongues that are only spoken by a few thousand people.
As a Linguist and a complete lover of Language, I understand that language changes.Read More
Built with the creativity of graphics and design in mind, my newest page will give any interested Reeders a glimpse into the creation of text and images to describe a piece of the world.
What will you learn with the images I find?Read More
I have added a new poem to my “Poetry of the Mind” section, mixed with descriptions and turmoils of our own lives. We live and breathe and try to find our own groove in this world.
…How simple that should be.Read More