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  • Vega Star (4/17/2006 5:16:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    If you like Haikus please check out my haikus. Some are featured on my front page of the haiku page.

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    • Santana Marasco (4/19/2006 5:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I've just posted a haiku, but i always feel like my Haikus should be more than three lines, but then they would cease to be Haikus... and then... well... i'd feel bad.

  • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (4/17/2006 11:14:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello folks!
    Hope you're all well and you had a fulfilling and satisfying Easter and that you ate loads of chocolate!
    I was wondering if you could possibly comment on my two new poems that I just uploaded. They're 'Romantically Damned No more' and 'Reject of Romance'. If you commented then I would, of course, return the favour.
    Thank you :)

  • Kev Elmer (4/16/2006 9:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Since everymind is great, and no two minds are the same. Would this mean most people would paint a different picture from a poem?

    In my mind a great poem will will read the same to everyone, but at the same time have a different meaning to the person reading it....

    Thoughts?

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    • Sonny Rainshine (4/17/2006 5:55:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I think that is the enigma of all writing, perhaps all language, and especially poetry. One word not only has several dictionary meanings, but also all kinds of connotations and implications. Indeed, ... more

  • James Papastamos (4/16/2006 5:14:00 PM) Post reply

    If you want your poems to be authentic, be careful on how you use rhyme. Too much rhyme makes the poem sound immature, as if written by a pre-teen. Not enough rhyme can affect the rhythm of your poem. I prefer using the ABCB rhyme scheme. My metrical pattern is always IAMBIC Tetrameter (4 feet / line) . Rhymes are useful, but they must be used carefully. Unfortunately, traditional poetry (rhythm and rhyme) is not as popular as it used to be. William Blake is an example of a great poet who wrote in a fixed meter / rhyme. But free verse is more popular these days. It gives the creative mind more freedom, but it also provides the author with an excuse to be lazy and 'anything goes'.

  • Charles Leonhart (4/15/2006 11:22:00 AM) Post reply

    hi all..
    i'm new to poetry...
    could someone write comment to me about my poem...
    i write two new poetry named:
    1.VOIR
    2.Alone in stony poem
    i hope you fulfill my request

  • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (4/14/2006 3:27:00 PM) Post reply

    Hey everyone! Me again! I've just written a new poem 'Dieting you Out of my System' and I was wondering if you could possibly leave me a comment about it? If you read mine then I'll return the favour! Thanks :)

  • Jeannette Broere (4/14/2006 8:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I really am new here on this site...
    Are there any people outthere who can help me as a dutchie for to learn more english words I can use in my poems? ?
    I like to contact them and give a list with the words I 'need' to know! !
    Please answer me by mail.
    Thanks a lot to all poets that will help me......
    XJeannette

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  • Jose Saca (4/13/2006 9:48:00 PM) Post reply

    No one posts here. Meh...

  • Ernest Mayer (4/11/2006 9:25:00 PM) Post reply

    I promise to return the favor to anyone who is willing to check out and give me feedback on my poetry. I don't have many on here, so it'll be easy. Plus, they're short.

  • Nibedita Deb (4/9/2006 11:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    If I were a dropp of water:
    - G.Sivaswamy

    I look up and see this sky -
    Sometimes dark and smoetimes bright
    And I really wonder - why;

    Why do people use might and fight;
    All but or one more dropp of water!
    Believe me, this is not a silly matter!

    Daily I see the long twining queues -
    Queues of people on the Municipal taps;
    Different face with different hues.

    But all have the same mission - perhaps
    To take home a few more drops of water.
    And I think - 'what if I were a dropp of water? '

    Umm... If I was a dropp of water,
    I would have fallen from the heavens above
    Falling down and down, happily down;
    No ego of going down!
    Because that is Nature - Free from all.
    It's a pity - I can't be that way!
    If I was a dropp of water -
    While quenching a thirsty man,
    I won't think about
    His caste, creed, colour or race!
    I will flow in my own pace -
    Till I see a smile of his face.

    If I were a dropp of water,
    I would be in harmony
    With my surrounding drops!

    Never getting in the way of another drop.
    Always getting on with each other
    Filling each other's gaps.

    It's really a pity I can't be that way!
    Now that I know that I am not a dropp any ore;

    That wonderful drop,
    Which is colurless
    Yet gives colour to life itself.

    The dropp which doen't know where it lands,
    Be it a desert, Ganges, or Cauvery!
    It just goes on till -
    It returns to his source- theheaven;
    At least I can try to become one!

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    • Mike Finley (4/13/2006 4:05:00 PM) Post reply

      It's a beautioful meditation. And water even in the tap continues to flow. Even when it's stagnant it flows within itslf? It rises via evaopration... it disperses as vapor... it falls as rain... i ... more

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