Shawn L. Bird

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poem- gone March 27, 2015

Filed under: Poetry,Reading — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:14 pm
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There was no way to stay.

Whatever choice was made

was bound to be wrong,

because this song we create

requires we pay again and again

for our harmonic




Still reading Jodi Picoult’s Mercy.   Do you write poems for the characters you read about?


11 Responses to “poem- gone”

  1. I’ve never done it! But I totally should! (Do you write poems for the characters you read about?)
    There are so many characters that now come to my mind

    • I’ve been writing poems in response to Outlander for a couple of years, but this is my first Jodi Picoult book. It’s making me very stressed, which leads inevitably to poetry.

  2. Your poems based on this book are making me curious about the book. I seem to write a lot of poetry from songs on the radio pulling some memory or emotion out of me.

    • There are a lot of authors that write to music, and set a tone/scene in their head by choosing appropriate songs. I never do that myself, but it seems to be popular. I know Stephenie Meyer, for one, posts a play list of all the music she listened to while writing a particular book.

  3. I do, but not always conscientiously. It’s more often pointed out to me than it being obvious. So I guess subconsciously I think about them 🙂

  4. The cost of harmonic dissonance is outrageous fortune, with all manner of slings and arrows.

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