Wednesday, March 20, 2013
While reading poetry this past weekend I was introduced to Carl Sandburg. I'm not a very big fan of poetry, my perspective is the shorter, the better. Out of the three poems by Sandburg that I read, two of them were very short, with the third fairly short. I found that Sandburg liked to use personification in his poems, "a lot", I enjoyed reading 'Fog', 'Grass', and 'Chicago'. I found the poem 'Grass' had a very dark theme, mostly covering death. In 'Chicago' Sandburg's use of personification shined it's brightest, with Chicago being referred to as being 'wicked', and 'crooked'. Sandburg used terms that usually apply to human kind towards the city Chicago.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Last Sunday my family and I traveled up north to Wabash to attend a symphony at the Honeywell center. We were treated to the works of Copland, Debussy, Enesco, and others. While listening, I found myself entranced by the peaceful, and at sometimes exciting music. I found myself playing out a story, and adding pictures to the beautiful sounds. I've experienced this before by listening to songs that I enjoy on the radio or pandora, but this was something grand. I left satisfied with my creative juices flowing, and my mind at ease.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Well I have never written a blog before, although I have read tidbits of some before. I enjoy reading, and occasionally writing, and I am an avid movie fan. My favorite type of literature and film would have to be science fiction, some of my favorite books are the Harry Potter, and Eragon series. Movies that I thoroughly enjoy are Avatar, Slumdog Millionaire, and the new Star Trek film. Watching movies like those fuel my creative imagination, and encourage me to continue writing.