50 WAYS TO WRITE POETRY

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50 WAYS TO WRITE POETRY
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 10:38pm

Write at least one of each form.

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 10:40am

We sometimes get impatient when we don't get an immediate response to a poem, but we also object when initial responses are limited to "Thank you" or "Great work", brief negative comments, or comments bawed on misunderstandings which could be quickly resolved by a second or third reading. So I often read a poem when I get here (with increasingly limitied time, that's not always every day), and if I have any questions or doubts or even wonder how to respond to a sensitive topic, wait for a while, even for a few days, reread the poem many times, and see what others have said.

Several poets post here occasionally, not on a regular basis. I wish they'd stop by more often. Poets don't need to have a finished poem ready or almost ready for publication to post here, and we don't rip each other apart. We don't need dozens of posts a day but we'd all gain from having more participation.

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 1:39am

Thanks for the discussion about how long it takes to get a response on the board.

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 11:27am

Naani

Thanks for inspiring this, Ray!

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Registered: 12-15-2004
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:16am

Couldn't agree more Rose.

 

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Registered: 07-15-2000
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 2:33pm
  • Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

    --Josephine Hart

    iVillage Member
    Registered: 12-15-2004
    Sun, 04-01-2012 - 5:39pm

    NAANI

    Once more dear friends,
    into the breach.
    We shall slay the monsters
    that deny our sleep.




     

    iVillage Member
    Registered: 12-15-2004
    Thu, 03-29-2012 - 7:40am

    LANTURNE

     

    iVillage Member
    Registered: 12-15-2004
    Thu, 03-29-2012 - 7:17am

    Jackie, glad you liked it.

     

    iVillage Member
    Registered: 07-13-2008
    Wed, 03-28-2012 - 10:45am

    Ray, beautiful imagery! I love the first verse, especially.

    iVillage Member
    Registered: 12-15-2004
    Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:05pm

    Dear lady, this is not perfect, but then, I enjoyed it so much that perfection pales when compared with your perspicacity.

     

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