Ode To My Critique Group

>In honor of Poetry Month, I thought I’d write an ode to my critique group.

(And Diane, our Queen of the Meter, and all you other poem-extraordinaries, I apologize in advance, for I know this only-one-stanza, slightly-stretched-rhyme, a-little-off-in-meter ode probably doesn’t pass your poetry litmus tests!)


Writing is a lonely craft
Filled with rejection and doubt
But never do I feel daft
With my critique buds about.
Armed with coffee and a smile
You read with respect and poise:
Characters, plot, arcs, pace, style,
Bullies, bombs, and booger-boys.
Even when it’s not quite working
You find something worth praising.
So let me raise my glass to thee
Oh awesome peeps of kid-story!

Love you guys! And don’t worry – a book of poetry is definitely not on my horizon!

3 Responses to Ode To My Critique Group

  1. Laura Ellen 04/02/2009 at 15:26 #

    >Thanks gals – 🙂

  2. Diane T 04/02/2009 at 15:18 #

    >Feedback is great stuff;
    so’s fellow writers’ friendship
    Your group loves you too

    (Yay for haiku! No meter or rhyming required!)

  3. Jacqui 04/02/2009 at 09:24 #

    >Aww, I am feeling the love today too, Laura.

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