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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Poem: "The Daughters of Befana"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 4th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>>Yes. She was not worried about the mens' feelings. <<

After you've seen a man with his pants off, it's hard to take him completely seriously.

>>She is very practical and down to earth. The poem styles often reflect that - she would not work in haiku.<<

Sooth. Much of a culture's flavor comes through its poetic forms. I love matching the topic to a form when I am dealing with something set in a particular culture. So I use haiku and tanka verses to capture the serenity and moment-to-moment flow of the Origami Mage storyline. Fiorenza has varied between free verse, which can do anything; and the stately grace of formal Italian poetry, the terza rima and the sonnet so far. I may well explore others later; there are many fine Italian forms.
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