Walden Erasures, Page 7

I feel myself getting back into the creative mindset. These are working. I love that I’m killing two birds with one stone by recreating my favorite book and revisiting it at the same time. I just remembered that this first chapter is almost sixty pages long, so I will absolutely switch things up and get back to some flash fiction pieces or poetry very soon.

Walden Erasures, Page 7

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I feel like these are starting to become more poetic, too. Do erasures actually fit into a specific genre? It’s tough categorizing and tagging these posts, but that’s not really the point of them. Their existence is enough for me. Hope you enjoy!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Martin says:

    Not sure what genre they’d fit into. Maybe free form poetry? Maybe a genre of their own? Regardless, this is a form of expression that I adore.

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    1. The creative aspect and line breaks are definitely influenced by poetry, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a poem? It probably depends on the writer. I personally agree with you, that these stand-alone pieces are poetry, but who knows. Maybe somewhere down the line I’ll find a narrative arc to it all and call it prose.

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      1. Martin says:

        I understand. To me they’re poetry. I’d also probably say the same about the flash fiction I post on my own blog – though I recognize not everyone would think of that as poetry.

        But then again, what defines poetry? Couldn’t any artistic work be defined as poetry as long as it uses language in such a way as to elicit rhythm and emotion?

        Haha, naybe I’m just thinking about it too much.

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        1. Rhyme doesn’t necessarily have to be a part of what defines poetry. I think form, or the lack thereof, is more important, but I know what you mean.

          The best poetry is often larger than itself and the best prose is often characterized as poetic. It’s a grey area, but a good one to take advantage of.

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