Please Don’t Thee and Thou Me – Jacki Kellum How [NOT] to Write Poetry

Please don’t Thee and Thou me.
That’s such a stuffy start.
That’s not the way to wow me,
Just say it from your heart.

©Jacki Kellum February 3, 2006

Jacki Kellum Rules for Writing Poetry – Rule Number 1

  1. Don’t try to use stilted, pretentious, poetry-sounding words. Just talk.

©Jacki Kellum February 3, 2006

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Please Don’t Thee and Thou Me – Jacki Kellum How [NOT] to Write Poetry

  1. This is great, brief, pow-ing work. I can regret we don’t have thee and thou, because they’re actually parts of modern English, the language we use now. They were intimate forms of the second-person pronoun, which is why they were in the Old Testament, especially when describing human relationship with God. But, you’re right, they’re not real parts of how we write and talk today. Be direct–be heartful. Much better.

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