Be Honest

Let's be honest. Five weeks ago, according to one of the many spreadsheets which rules my life and tells me what to do because waking up each day without an extensive and comprehensive list of what I'm supposed to do is a scary concept, I should have published a post called "Be Honest." It was, again, according to the spreadsheet of wonders that I made sufficiently long ago that I can pretend it was made by someone who had a better plan for this blog than I do, supposed to be about how it doesn't matter what we make, as long as it's honest. I even made the header picture. Well, I got the picture from someone who took a picture of paintbrushes and I put a caption on it and I uploaded it to a draft post. Sufficiently honest enough yet? Well...

Punchlines in Poetry

What's the most important part of a poem for you? Is it imagery used, the rhyme scheme, the length, the strength of the emotion, the rhythm? For me, it's the punch line. No seriously, I mean it. Regardless of whether the poem is intended to be amusing, satirical, or in any ostensible way comedic, having a strong payoff is key to making it all come together. Here's why!