I can’t remember if I ever posted this piece or not. It comes from an activity in the 2013 Word Up youth writers camp where I stole a few minutes of office time to sit down with the young writers.

Poetic License
July-October 2013
(From a Word Up! youth writing camp pre-write)

Freedom of mind, freedom of verse!

Freedom of mind, freedom of verse!

I write; therefore I am
liberated,
unenslaved to form or convention,
dogma or creed:
I can write
blank verse,
free verse,
open form,
closed.
Sonnet or doggerel,
Stanzas or not:
For free words flow in fragrant streams of Logos,
Truth inspired,
the Measure of Meaning
ushered from the Source of invention,
spilling through canyons of eternity.

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