Junk food is poetical [Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, 10:31 pm]
Poetry class was fun today. We had to divide into groups of three and pick the same topic, then each of us had to write a poem on the topic, one in lyrical, another in narrative, and another in dramatic style. It was hard at first, because when I write poetry I generally like to be alone, and I often have trouble sticking to a specific form if I'm not used to it. In general I think it's better to just go where my inspiration takes me, because oftentimes I will set out to write a poem about something, and have it end up totally different than I intended. But learning the different genres is good because it will give me more options to use in future.
So here's mine - supposedly it's "lyrical." Please don't make too much fun of it.
Continuing with this theme, I first need to share what I consider one of the most wonderful poems ever written, by Robert Frost. He's definitely one of my favorite poets. I said all kinds of things in my paper about it, but one was that he handles sadness so well. A lot of his poetry is lonely, but not so much that it's whiny and full of self-pity like a lot of the stuff I read today. So here is "Acquainted with the Night":
It's so beautiful and visual, and flows incredibly well. There's a whole story underlying there, we just don't know quite what it is.
Anyway, I parodied that poem. Yeah, I know, why? Well - I've noticed that some people tend to view parody as a form of reverence or respect. When done right, parodies can bring out even greater appreciation for the parodied object. Although in my case, that's probably only due to the sheer annoyance of the parody. Here it is anyway.
As much as I destroyed the flow, I should at least note that I managed to use the same rhyme scheme as Frost did. So there's something.
So - do I have a problem, or what? No, I'm really not condoning destructive eating behaviors here. Despite my reference to frozen yogurt there, I'm actually pretty much converted to the stuff at this point, once it really hit home to me just how much fat ice cream contains. And Ben & Jerry's actually has a nice little collection of frozen yogurts - there's more than just vanilla.
I hope high-Calorie ice cream will go the way of whole milk, for me. I really can't believe I used to drink a glass of whole milk every day. Well, my mom made me until I was about 17 so I didn't have much choice, but now that I'm a skim milk drinker, I don't see how I could have tolerated that fatty-tasting stuff. I can't even put up with 2% anymore. So hopefully once I get used to frozen yogurt, I will be more turned off to the high Calorie stuff.
Ah, the good old days when I was thirteen. I could eat twice what I eat now and not gain anything. Now it catches up to me.
So I don't know why I basically just wasted a whole entry on sugar. I guess I needed some fluff after those last two entries. Or maybe it's just Valentine's Day coming up. Ugh, don't get me started...
Vitality - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009