I realize that I have been missing in action here at the blog for some time now. I have been a bit preoccupied in the last few weeks, taking a couple of online courses, educating myself about writing.
There is one course that I am enjoying immensely, that talks about the craft of poetry. There is a fair amount of reading involved, as is studying the works of the masters and critically analyzing how they use poetic devices to craft iconic poems. There is also a creative writing aspect to this course which is a nice way to explore and experiment with different forms and techniques of writing poetry while getting constructive feedback for it.
The course is tough and I feel stretched to the edges but I am learning a lot and having a great time doing it. I have written a decent amount lately, probably more than I have in the months preceding.
However, that also means that along with family commitments and other obligations, this leaves little time for play, meaning playing with words for the blog. I expect this busyness to continue for the next few months and while I have enjoyed soaking up all the goodness from this exposure so far, I hope to very soon settle back into a routine of posting on the blog regularly.
So stay tuned folks!