Sunday, May 23, 2010

Here is to Lovely Sundays

Pam Wesely's wrote well of writing and her words fit well my mood.

Kate Elizabeth Bunce's Melody

How to Write a Poem

She knows how to write a poem.
In her lonely lamplight, she scratched down some pointers.

"The subject can be anything, but it must be love.
Victorian love,
forced love,
unrequited love,
lost love,
unparalleled love.
All good poem must be about love.

Then, you get a technique.
Of falsified emotions,
of fabricated passions,
of lacy synonyms,
of flowery adjectives,
of repeating prepositional phrases,
of alliterations.
Everyone needs a technique.

You write like a Dickens.
You avoid dumb chiches.
You emulate Frost, Byron, Shakespeare.
You drop names."

She knew how to write a poem.
She just wondered why no one listened to her.

A lovely Sunday to you all,


  1. I certainly know what that feels like. Hello, again, Simone!

    Southern City Mysteries

  2. Great post, Simone, very poignant, wonderfully ironic. "She knew how to write a poem.
    She just wondered why no one listened to her", I love that sentiment, it is very powerful.

  3. The richness in that painting.... Wow.

    Bisou, Cro.

  4. The dress she is wearing resembles the dress Lucy wore at the end of Prince Caspian.

  5. This is the Pam Wesely who wrote this poem when I was 18. It was published in our high school literary magazine (Hinsdale Central High School), almost 20 years ago. I am fascinated as to how you found this poem (and flattered by your attention, though I have to admit that I don't quite think that this poem is so great). Sorry to be so humorless about this, but seriously...WHAT? And who ARE you? I don't know anyone by your name, I assume it's a pseudonym. The Internet is so bizarre.

  6. Pam, What's weird is tht I found this poem by googling your name! I went to school with you in HTHSC! As far as being cited, just remember, every publication is PUBLIC :) Don't forget, there were 1700 classmates in your school when that litmag was published :) Genius recognizes genius.