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  • Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hi If anyone is on line. Reply to me now.

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  • Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:03:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi my name is Susie Sunshine. I would like to know. Has anyone read any of my poems. This summer I am going to publish my poems. But just for me and my family. Then I am going to look for a publisher. If anyone on line would like to read my poems. Please do and let me know what you think. Thanks Susie Sunshine

  • Anirban Sengupta (5/9/2007 1:38:00 PM) Post reply

    i am from india.i have been writing english poems for many years though i am a tech student. please read my experimental poem 'no escape from love'.comments are welcome.

  • Mad Scroach (5/7/2007 5:25:00 AM) Post reply


    I am a 23 year old Australian poet. I’m fairly new to poemhunter… I thought I'd post a link to my recently completed poetry manuscript SLOW DANCING WITH A SLEEPWALKER.

    Thanks & take care,

    Mad Scroach

  • Ananda Alves (5/6/2007 1:11:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies


    I'm new here but I just posted 3 poems of mine.
    I'd like to know if they're good or bad, what can be extracted of them, those things.
    I'd love if you could send me tips and comments.
    I'll reply each one of them.
    Thank you!

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    • Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:11:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi I read some of your poems. There pretty good. Please feel free to read my poems. Let me know what you think. My mom inspired me. Thanks Susie Sunshine

    • David Poltergeist (5/9/2007 7:37:00 AM) Post reply


  • Jessica Ellis (5/3/2007 2:39:00 AM) Post reply

    I took poetry classes at college. I especially miss the workshopping. I have been trying to write my way out of a rut with 'How to accentuate a stain'. Please help. I appreciate constructive criticism.

  • Michael Pacholski (4/28/2007 3:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    This is called 'Freeform Workshop'. What I figured I'd see was suggestions/assignments/challenges and poetic exercises. Not quite getting that so I'll start a challenge for anyone willing to pick up.

    1) Write down five incomplete phrases of between four to six words each. They don't have to be the first ones that come to mind, but you shouldn't take more than ten minutes. By 'incomplete' I mean that the phrase cannot form a complete idea or sentence.

    2) Once you've chosen the five phrases, you can begin writing the poem. All five phrases must be included in the poem.

    3) Once you have written a word, that word cannot be edited or deleted (exceptions are mistakes in punctuation and typos) . But you cannot go back and change a word, nor can you go back and add words.

    4) Same goes for individual lines. Once they have been written, they cannot be deleted, moved, or changed in any way. Once two consecutive lines have been written, you cannot go back to add anything between them.

    There's a peculiar form of Japanese fine art where, once the artist applies the brush to canvas, they cannot go back and change because the act of lifting and moving the brush back damages the canvas. I do this once in a while after I've edited a poem into oblivion. When Miles Davis Quintet was recording 'Kind Of Blue' Miles'd come in with these barely sketched out phrases and he'd ask the band to play and improvise, keep going and see what they could come up with.

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    • alice sunderland (4/30/2007 10:59:00 AM) Post reply

      michael - please show me an example of what youve come up with for this exercise. simply my curiosity - and it may give me more of an idea of what to do. cheers. al

  • Gemma Nolan (4/23/2007 6:56:00 PM) Post reply

    hey i've just joined, and i didn't know where else to write! ! i'd like you to read my poems, perhaps leave a comment? ? my poems are: Difficult Times, and Dear Grandad (R.I.P St. Patrick's Day 2005) thanks, Gem xxx

  • Alaric Darcy (4/19/2007 10:44:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    i need help with a poem it has got to be about water heres what i have wrote so far
    the crystal blanket comforts the rocks beneath it
    the gentle waves flow back and forth onto the sand
    reaching no destination

    plz help me finish it

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    • Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:18:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi My name is Susie Sunshine The water comes and the water goes. No one knows where it will go Does this help Sunshine

    • Hannah Chiz (5/1/2007 4:44:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      take out that last line for now and save it for the very last line of the whole poem. Its that line thats tripping you up, it doesnt belong in the middle of a poem, its a conclusive sentance. take it ... more

    • Brandon Butler (5/1/2007 11:57:00 AM) Post reply

      the crystal blanket comforts the rocks beneath it the gentle waves flow back and forth onto the sand reaching no destination with no hesitation drifting far and wide Wave break on shore, with ... more

    • Sam Finley (4/25/2007 11:53:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      i could probably help you but you wouldn ... more

  • 1111 51 (4/19/2007 7:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I wrote a poem but I don't know how to post it. Someone can help me?

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    • Ernestine Northover Rookie - 1st Stage (4/24/2007 6:18:00 AM) Post reply

      Some people manage somehow to copy and paste onto Poemhunter, but I go to 'Member Area' the click on 'Manage Your Poems' then click on 'Submit a Poem'. Schroll down and you will find a box to type you ... more

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