Link: Dictionary of Rare Words

Splendid site. I may have a poetry challenge soon in which we try to use, in a poem, as many words as possible from this “rare words” dictionary. My trouble is that I frequently think in concepts for which I cannot find any words. Inventing words is very difficult at this stage of history, I think…

Robert Frost on Free Verse: “Cherished Prose”

Excerpt from How Hard It Is to Keep From Being King When it’s In You and In the Situation (the King’s Son speaks:) “Don’t let him fool you: he’s a King already. But though almost all-wise, he makes mistakes. I’m not a free-verse singer. He was wrong there. I claim to be no better than…

Poetry Challenge 7: Post Your Clerihews!

I need another week! But challenges are delicate things, and not to be trifled with. What part was hard for you? For me, the anachronisms didn’t really happen. Although I did manage to put my subjects into situations in which we don’t ordinarily think of them. Also, did you find yourself wanting to write about people you…