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 - The Free Press Young Verse-Writers...
The Free Press Young Verse-Writers Verse-Writers Verse-Writers ANOTHER week has been granted granted young verse-writers verse-writers verse-writers who wish to enter the Mother's t'-iy t'-iy t'-iy contest. contest. They have until Friday. April 25. to enter th"ir verses about mother, which will be published on Sunday. May 11 -Mother's -Mother's day. The prize verse will be given a special award "f $2 and others winning winning honorable mention will also be published. There are still many verse-writers verse-writers verse-writers verse-writers who neglect to heed our rules in sending their work. Will the following please, read carefully the directions published on this page and write again' Sarah Blechman. Iiis Warner. Florence Robertson. Betty Beystey, Shirlie Col bin, Mona Anderson! Ruth Reed, Julius Babicsak. Evelyn Laundre. Malfern Grenije. iladys Tuning. Marguerite Eldridge, Jean Campbell, Joseph Trytholl, Kenneth Rowley, Frances Hiiish, Mary Perkins, Marian Plsenroth. Polls Gerow. Phyllis Wagner, Maxine Manley. Eugenia Czastkewicz. Laurence Williams. Alice Post. Esnhelle M.vlejaj, Anna M'H'nian, Frances Osvf Id, Benjamin Benjamin Moglovkin, Get t rude Lawrence. K.ithryn Carleton, Gladys Harrow. Fteda Schneyer, William Crandal, Marguerite Hair. Kenneth Moll-hagen, Moll-hagen, Moll-hagen, Marjorle Bettesworth. Mary Wachocka. Jennne Mikan. Helen I.eppen, Margaret Finn, Frederick Smith. The vast improvement of Gwendolyn Gwendolyn Niles will strike forcefully all rrgular readers of this page who know her past work. Certainly Certainly here is a graceful hand K"Hin; ready to favor our patie with all manner of enjoyable things. The Call of the Sea By Edna G. Bennett. Age 17, Angola, Ind. (KriKlsh ln-liu!nr: ln-liu!nr: ln-liu!nr: M;n l.wi u 1 Sunlight, bright sunlijrht. And waves that wildly sing. In wheeling flight Gray seagulls fight, Their playful foam-tipped foam-tipped foam-tipped sting. Twilight, calm twilight, And waves that whisper by. Frail sea-nymphs sea-nymphs sea-nymphs fair Sport far and near In caves where white pearls lie. Starlight, pale starlight And waves that laugh in glee. On silver tides A black ship ris Ghost rambler of the sea. Moonlight, while moonlight And eager waves that urge "Oh, follow me, For I am free." "Oh, come," echoes the surge. Dawn light, pink dawn light And, waves that laugh at me Their wild, free call Where breakers fall. Have led me out to sea. "Near" and "fair" do not make rhyme tog.-ther, tog.-ther, tog.-ther, Edna. Apart from this your verse is quite good, although although in the first line of each stanza you might have given perfect perfect rjiythm as well as In the others. This would have made you work a bit more, hut it would have added to the s'tcnzth of your verses. You possess a natural Iv.-ical Iv.-ical Iv.-ical -one -one that we wish would become more popular with our young verse-writers. verse-writers. verse-writers. The first and second lines rhyme together, and the third and fourth, and the fifth Is left un-rhymed. un-rhymed. un-rhymed. It is more lovelv still, nevertheless, when the fifth line also rhymes, and It Is not so much harder to find a rhyme for It, either the sound of the first two lines, or of the third and fourth. Some of your lines are trochaic with an added syllable, as, for Instance: When the ihruhii .-row .-row .-row big tnA tall. while, others are iambic: 1 iiHtp to tb Hummer lr. etc. You must bear in mind the necessity of writing In one rhythm and not several, mixed. It would be quite easy to make your verse perfect in either iambic or trochaic, but to mix both in this way Is not good, and so long as you do this you will not come into masteiy of the technique of verse-writing. verse-writing. verse-writing. So put asirle ail mixtures for the present, and write in one definite rhythm and one definite form. As for making the line: When the tiruti grow bit iin) t.ill. Into Iambic instead of trochaic, nothing could be easier. There are various ways of doing It. starting by the simple one of merely prefixing prefixing "and". And tt!ir-n tt!ir-n tt!ir-n the shmtu fit tuli. But you could find more graceful and original ways of making the change. The chief thing is that after making it, you have pure iambic rhythm. So phrase your lines that their To Read and Remember The Poet A port lived in Galilee, ho.se mother dearly knew him And his beauty like a cooling tree Drew many people to him. He loved the speech of simple men And little children's laughter, lie came they always came aain. lie went they followed , alter. He had sweet-hearted sweet-hearted sweet-hearted things to say, And he was solemn only When people were unkind . . . that day He'd stand there straight and lonely, And tell them what they ought to do: "Love other folk," he pleaded, "As you love me and 1 love you !" I'ut almost no one heeded. A poet died in Galilee, They stared at him and slew him . . . What w ould they do to you and me If we could say we knew him? If" rem "Grentf ne p,. hv Witt.-r Witt.-r Witt.-r Bvnner, ltut'llieH. by J-VrM-m J-VrM-m J-VrM-m J-VrM-m J-VrM-m k A, Mtiipti ( um p.i liy. I The Wind-Woman Wind-Woman Wind-Woman By .loan White, Age IS, The Sandman's Spell By KM Witty. Age l. slon you have a strong tendency to write rhythmically. this tendency cannot develop itself. You must practice read the writings of others have written well, and try at possible chance to strengthen and beautify your Your rhythm is confused, so all we have sad to Ruth Is true In its application to you your verse. Take those heart and se"e how much good can put them to. Just be patient and for a little while, then you sure to go ahead speedily Rain By Maryella Benjamin, Age Lansing, Mich. (Knplirtli lntrutr,r: Miss It la raining out of doors I like to stay out of doors rain; When is it going to stop say? It will never stop raining. The rain Is a naughty raio; H makes puddles In the road; And you can't play any the rain, Ho I stayed In and sewed. i j For your first verse, this really bad. Maryella. But first stanza, "rain" and do not make rhyme, but you j rhymes in the first and third ; Then in the second stanza you ' neglected to make the first

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 20 Apr 1930, Sun,
  3. Page 76

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