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by Jennet Jones
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: January Workshop - Jennet
Replies: 2
Views: 198

January Workshop - Jennet

Age of Wonders We live in an age of wonders. Come on, look at us. I don’t know who you are or where you live, but I can absolutely guarantee that you have access to some sort of gadget that lets you access the internet – because you’re reading this now. How amazing is that? I’m way over here, typin...
by Jennet Jones
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: December Workshop-Ariella
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: December Workshop-Ariella

This poem is about escapism. It's about the mind escaping on adventures via the medium of a beloved TV show, while the body is trapped in some sort of chronic illness. In light of the recurring theme of illness and medicalization (seen in phrases like "hospital maze"), the choice of a char...
by Jennet Jones
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: December Workshop - Arielle
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: December Workshop - Arielle

The first half of this sonnet is about solidarity and the second half is about nihilism. But it's metaphorical enough that I'm not sure what the context is supposed to be. The dynamic is reminiscent of the flower children, preaching "peace, love, and understanding" under the shadow of a mu...
by Jennet Jones
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: December Workshop - Jennet
Replies: 1
Views: 148

December Workshop - Jennet

Passing Each time an artist dies, the world's despair Displays itself; the media resound With cries that what is lost cannot be found Again; the talent is too rare. Each devatated fan speaks up to share Their pain. The lamentations now abound. In misery's morass no hope is found. Unless... you choo...
by Jennet Jones
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: November Workshop-Ariella
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: November Workshop-Ariella

Haiku 1 is ominous, but it's never clear what the threat looming in the wings is. The mystery works well to heighten the mood, because not knowing can be scarier than the devil you know. You might want to rework the first line into something less metaphorical, drawing on the haiku tradition of concr...
by Jennet Jones
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: November Workshop - Lavinia
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: November Workshop - Lavinia

Haiku 1 and 2 feel like a matched pair to me. Not only do they both involve images of sunlight and blackness and water, but they both invoke a sense of loss. Haiku 1 is expertly executed in the classic haiku style; concrete natural images evoking a mood, followed by a twist in the last line that cha...
by Jennet Jones
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: November Workshop - Jennet
Replies: 3
Views: 224

November Workshop - Jennet

1. No time for lovers; Family obligations waste vacation days. 2. Hot geologist! Mom thought him too young for me. (We exchanged emails.) American Winters New snow drifts above Last week's dirty slush remains A threat: icicles! Cobble scrapes the snowplow blade; Time to dig the sidewalk out. Sun sh...
by Jennet Jones
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: October Workshop - Lavinia
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: October Workshop - Lavinia

This poem is clearly about the turning of the seasons, specifically autumn. With your eye for seasonal natural imagery, I am really looking forward to what you write for haiku next month! I really like what you have done with the textile metaphors here: weaving, quilting, dyeing, and spinning. That ...
by Jennet Jones
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: October Workshop - Sierra
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: October Workshop - Sierra

This poem is about saying goodbye to friends, and about moving from one stage of life to the next. I love how the image of "white" carries over from the second stanza to the third. In the second stanza, the virginal white page symbolizes the emptiness before something starts - the silence ...
by Jennet Jones
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: October Workshop - Jennet
Replies: 3
Views: 180

October Workshop - Jennet

I blame the October homework. For everything. Free Verse Free verse is the hardest form of poem. The human mind seeks patterns in the storm of information That assails our frail -- Oh (expletive deleted)! Did you see? I nearly rhymed; we can't be having that. Quick, mix up the line breaks! That'll h...
by Jennet Jones
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: HOL 101
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1080

Re: Questions?

The class website isn't working for me anymore. I can reach the homepage, but the buttons at the top do nothing. I can't reach the lessons or the assignments. The website worked for me a couple weeks ago. I have tested this in Opera and in Internet Explorer. Help! Update: I can find the lessons and ...
by Jennet Jones
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: September Workshop - Mattie
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: September Workshop - Mattie

This poem is about the feeling of alienation, as seen through the frame of a self-introduction. Initially, the narrator feels alienated because she fears that her peers will condemn her if she reveals anything personal. Then she overcomes her fears, introducing herself with newfound confidence. But ...
by Jennet Jones
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: HOL 101
Topic: HOL 101 Introductions
Replies: 43
Views: 1827

Re: HOL 101 Introductions

Stephanie Iadeluca wrote:Hello fellow classmates! My name's Stephanie and I'm 29 years old (the oldest one here perhaps? haha)


Nope! I've got you beat by more than a decade. B)
(Also, hi again!)
by Jennet Jones
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: HOL 101
Topic: HOL 101 Introductions
Replies: 43
Views: 1827

Re: HOL 101 Introductions

Hi Sophie! Are you the same Sophie that I met on IRC the other day? Is your native language Afrikaans or Dutch by any chance?
by Jennet Jones
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: September Workshop - Jennet Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 127

September Workshop - Jennet Jones

This poem was written as a response to another poem, found here: http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/three_decker.html A Response To "The Three-Decker" Where once she towered proudly, where once she trod the seas, She's long been decommissioned -- just an old museum piece. But th...
by Jennet Jones
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: HOL 101
Topic: HOL 101 Introductions
Replies: 43
Views: 1827

Re: HOL 101 Fall 2015 Introductions

Hello, I'm Jennet Jones and I'm a First-Year Slytherin. (I was almost a Ravenclaw; my Sorting scores were tied.) I found HOL through a gentleman friend whom I had met through Harry Potter fandom. He mentioned being busy with something for HOL, I asked a few more questions, and the next thing you kno...
by Jennet Jones
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: HOL Appreciation Month
Topic: Week 1: Great Hall
Replies: 37
Views: 1470

Re: Week 1: Great Hall

And here's Jennet (not my art):
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Yes, she's wearing the trousers from the boys' uniform instead of a skirt.
by Jennet Jones
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: September Workshop - Arielle
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: September Workshop - Arielle

This poem is about the adolescent struggle to carve out an identity as an individual - or rather, of a setback in that struggle. The deliberate use of run-on sentences in the fourth stanza effectively conveys the eruption of words, of thoughts unstructured pouring out in an unstoppable flood. The du...
by Jennet Jones
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: Questions - Fall 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Questions

If there is a visual aspect to a poem that won't survive raw text formatting, how do you recommend it be sent to you and/or posted for workshopping?
by Jennet Jones
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Poetry Writing
Topic: Introductions - Fall 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Introduction

Hello! I'm Jennet Jones, a first-year Slytherin (and a hatstall). I'm really excited about the classes that I'm signed up for, but also a bit worried about the workload since I'm also holding down a full-time job in RL. We'll see how it goes. :) In real life, I work in a cubicle Doing Technical Stuf...

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