Writing Poetry

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  • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 2:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hey groovers!

    Hope you're all having a really good day so far (and if you live in Britain then I hope you're having a good Bank holiday weekend and the weather where you are is brilliant!) .

    I'm writing out of curiosity really. I was wondering if you could tell me whether you think my poems are good enough for publication- you can be honest, I don't mind- because I was thinking about sending a few off to a publishing house? Either that or to a record company to see if they want them, but I'm a bit undecided. What do you guys think? Record company or publishing house (please read my poems and leave comments because it's really helpful!) .

    Thank you in anticipation, xXx Mary-Elizabeth xXx :)

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    • Dustin Bennefield (5/30/2006 7:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      A little stuck on a topic but if its from your heart your goos to go even if it is a little depessing. Inkweaver

    • Lydia Francese (5/28/2006 5:16:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes, I do think your poems are good enough to be published. If you don't mind, could you take a look at mine? -Lydia

  • Dustin Bennefield (5/24/2006 1:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Fountain Of Light

    A Beautiful Light
    Oh how I cry at its beauty
    Shining so lovingly
    I wait to visit this Garden
    The Garden of Light
    Flowing from the fountain, God

    Beauty beyond compare
    How could I dare
    To sin against this great light
    This is a great fight
    Tears pour from my eyes
    Wanting to see My God

    Bound to this accursed Earth
    Sin surrounded
    A Storm raging in my mind
    I am so strong in the lord
    His word pours from my mouth
    Infinite light descending on Darkness

    Shaken so drastically
    Burning until his hand,
    Such a cool hand,
    Saves my soul from the fire

    To every corner
    Neverending light
    Clause or none
    Provoking Darkness into
    The smallest nook
    Not existing

    The Complexity of his being
    So simply put
    Why is it so far away?
    Its Not!


    Copyright 2006 Dustin Bennefield
    Rate this and many more.

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  • Richard Cock III (5/23/2006 12:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Hello everyone, once again.

    A quick question.

    Short poems or long: Which do you prefer?

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:06:00 PM) Post reply

      I think it depends on how well they are written. Some epigrams can be excellent and I sometimes find longer ones (over about 400 words) can drag on a bit but that's not always true- some ones over th ... more

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    • Ruby Malobago. (5/23/2006 10:25:00 PM) Post reply

      For me it really depends. I like the ones in between. For me to be able to read a long one will depends a lot on the structure and contents. But often the short ones gives such an ummph that you don't ... more

  • Eugene Issaus (5/23/2006 12:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi everyone.

    Hum i've just got a... perhaps silly question which i would invite you guys to give opinions on: is rhyme important to poetry?

    well this question comes to my mind since i see that traditional poems stick to rhymes and modern poems are more free about it. when i'm trying to write my own poems i sometimes find the intention to 'rhyme' the lines together may hinder expression- perhaps because i am not a native english speaker so rhyming is not an easy job for me.

    so i'm thinking of how important is rhyme to poetry~

    and of course i invite you all to take a look at my poems~ they are written within the last two years but just 2 months ago i 'discovered' this site and decide to put them up~

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:11:00 PM) Post reply

      I don't think rhyme is particularly important but it can add flavour to the piece. I think rhyme is useful if you're writing songs but it's not entirely neccessary. Rhythm, on the other hand, is q ... more

  • Dustin Bennefield (5/22/2006 12:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello every1. My name is Dustin and I'm a beginner poet. My poetry is good and I like to write but people who read it really doesn't understand it. Why is that? Read some of mine and tell me if you can understand any of it.
    Dustin Bennefield
    A.K.A Inkweaver

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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:16:00 PM) Post reply

      That's great that you're a beginner poet and you love to write! I'll go and read some of your poetry and I promise that I'll try my hardest to understand it. We're the same age so I reckon I'll be on ... more

  • Kev Elmer (5/19/2006 6:24:00 PM) Post reply

    I've put a poem up here called 'stood out in the cold' I would like your views on this if possible. Good and bad comments are both welcome as I'm currently looking to improve my poetry (as we all are) to the next level. So I thank you in advance.


  • Nibedita Deb (5/19/2006 8:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Why are 'Poem Of the Day's being repeated all over again. Can't they choose the poem of the day from latest poems. Do these have to be old, classic poems that we have read thousand time? ?


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    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/21/2006 12:31:00 PM) Post reply

      I agree with you- I reckon they should choose ones that 'we' as a poetry community has written. I guess that'll just leave us reading the 'random poem' which is, in fact, not random at all; they just ... more

  • Adeaze An (5/12/2006 7:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Ok, I am suffering from severe writer's block. Is anyone available to help me? Send me a message or post something so I will recover and have ideas again.

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    • Kev Elmer (5/19/2006 6:21:00 PM) Post reply

      Try writing a poem with some1 else, its hard to do but gets your mind working overtime. It can be joint work for a poem, or a poem in reply to a poem. Wrodks for me and there is alot of enjoyment in t ... more

    • Nibedita Deb (5/19/2006 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

      Dallas, Love works magic. If you are in love already spend some time with your beloved to overcome the block. If you aren't, think of being in love. This helps me, and so I recommended.

    • Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/15/2006 10:18:00 AM) Post reply

      Along time after my friend died and i wrote a poem for her. I was unable to write poems, wat i did was just wait until something, anything came to me. Even if it sucked. then i would rework it change ... more

    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/14/2006 3:59:00 AM) Post reply

      Listen to some music. Avril Lavigne, Bus ... more

    • Ernest Mayer (5/12/2006 8:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      It's Friday. Go see a movie, talk to so ... more

  • Dana Tyrrell (5/12/2006 4:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    i was just pondering (as i often do while i shouldnt...) do the majority of writers have 'pen names'?

    If so, should i adopt one, even though i am happy with using my name?

    yours in thought, Dana

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    • Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/15/2006 10:15:00 AM) Post reply

      No way. ur name is F'n awesome. I only chose my name...cuz i was really bored with same ole sarah. There are like 4 of my friends named sarah. It gets really annoying when someone says sarah and all o ... more

    • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/14/2006 4:00:00 AM) Post reply

      Dana, you have a really cool name. Nah, wouldn't use a pseudonym unless oyu have something to hide or if your real name is not particularly in your gfavour (thinking back on it now, maybe I shoulda u ... more

    • Ernest Mayer (5/12/2006 5:58:00 PM) Post reply

      A lot do, but if you like your name, than stick with it. 'Ernest Mayer' is actually a pen-name; my real name just sucks.

  • Richard Cock III (5/11/2006 9:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    In your opinion, what must a piece of literature contain in order to have or achieve any form of artistic merit?

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    • Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/13/2006 11:58:00 PM) Post reply

      In mine, well, it should have some sort of heart to it. A meaning. A life. Or to make people think about how or what they can change in their life. Nice question. Sweetie Sarah

    • Nibedita Deb (5/12/2006 8:25:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Emotions compressed into words, like rain compressed into drops...Love, N.D.

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