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Poetry Friday: Freedom (and mood)

Today's post is part of Poetry Friday hosted by Keri at Keri Recommends .  Stop by today's host blog for more poetry links. As part of yesterday's #teacherswrite events, guest author, Jenny Meyerhoff, talked about mood.  The quick write exercise was to see a room through the eyes of a character feeling a particular way.   I am discovering that, though I am very much a character reader, I am not much of a character writer. She reminded us, " When the writer isn’t deliberate about mood, the reader is often left emotionally cold." Jenny's comments about mood did apply to some of writing I dabble in here and there.   I really wondered about mood in poetry.  It seems like an important piece.  One I rarely think intentionally about; so I decided to try it out a bit in two poems about freedom (yes, a little cliche since yesterday was the fourth). Of course, I didn't really accomplish mood so more practice is ahead.  It seems I did manage two d