Early this month I enrolled in a five week poetry course. Advertised as being ‘Suitable for all levels’ I was soon aware that most of the 20 students were more serious poets than me. The analysis of poems was interesting, though not something I particularly enjoyed. The exercises were stimulating, but I found the homework a challenge and it tended to dominate my week leaving little creative energy for blogging and other pursuits. I’m usually reliable and don’t give up easily, but today I decided to drop out of the course. Instead of spending several hours in class I’ve been able to potter in the garden, lunch leisurely in the sunshine, and generally relax. Dropping out was a good decision. For now I will stick to my ongoing writing group, and if I have spare creative energy I have a couple of useful books I can work my way through.
“This is not the place or time
to attempt to improve my rhyme.”