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  • Rookie Red Blooded Black Hearted (6/1/2006 9:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    I was wondering if some of you could read some of my poems and give me a reply as to what I am like as a poet, just so I could do better with my writing.
    Thanks, Rissa: -)

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    • Rookie Lydia Francese (6/2/2006 9:24:00 PM) Post reply

      I think, as a writer, you need to do some free verse. I'm not saying that rhyming poems are bad or anything, I write them a lot. But sometimes free verse expresses feelings better. Overall, however, ... more

  • Rookie Richard Cock III (6/1/2006 3:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Am I the only one who prefers to type his 'poems' rather than write them?

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    • Rookie Mary-Elizabeth Conn (6/4/2006 1:35:00 PM) Post reply

      I write them out, edit them, type them up on the website and them write them down in a notebook so I can have a hard copy of what I've written incase the website screws up adn I lose my data. :)

    • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (6/3/2006 7:52:00 AM) Post reply

      im not sure about you but i actually write out all of my poems in a journal, then put them on here

    • Rookie Lydia Francese (6/2/2006 9:45:00 PM) Post reply

      No, you are not. I sit in front of the new poems list or in the forum and wait for a word in a poem to strike me into the urge to write (type) . -Lydia

    • Rookie Red Blooded Black Hearted (6/1/2006 9:32:00 PM) Post reply

      I prefer writing my poetry on the comput ... more

  • Rookie G Y (5/31/2006 4:31:00 PM) Post reply

    Please let me know what you think of this poetry..
    Thank you!


    My feelings for you make me wander off,
    Thinking of the good times we had,
    Make me smile,
    From the bottom of my heart

    From the first time I saw you,
    You have been attracted to me,
    I’ve never dared to admit this feeling,
    Because I’m scared,

    I’ve finally dared to admit this feeling for you,
    But your heart is flying away from mine,
    You’ve started to built a wall between us,
    Which is why I was so scared from the beginning,

    My heart is starting to fall like dead-leaves,
    You made me hate you and,
    At the same time,
    I love you

  • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (5/31/2006 12:11:00 PM) Post reply

    Following Dustin's suit here is one of my newest poems. Hate it, love it comment on it regardless

    much love, ~Dana~

    Who Might You Be?

    Do I know you?
    I swear I've seen you once before
    A reflection in the broken, dusty mirror

    Perhaps I passed you in the hallway
    One thousand, two thousand times

    Do I know you?
    By any chance a resident of my dreams?
    I know your face
    With a touch so familiar
    It echoes through my memory

    Should I know you?
    Sitting square before my eyes
    The perfect camoflauge

    And I too dense to realize
    Ask only one question,

    Do I know you?

  • Rookie Dustin Bennefield (5/30/2006 8:08:00 PM) Post reply

    Read this and rate it. Give me your honest opinion. plus rate, comment, vote many more.

    A Confession

    A mother and child
    So close together
    Yet so far apart

    A barrier between them
    So creativly smart
    Torn down by words

    A talk
    A confession
    A simplicity of trial and error

    Problems resolved
    Questions burned down
    A mind will soar

    An hour or two
    Words are complete
    What is born will end

    All in all
    They are both saved
    And end with an embrace
    And I LoveYou

    Copyright 2006 Dustin Bennefield

    Dustin Bennefield

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie 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

    • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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
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  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie 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

    • Rookie Ronald Stroman (5/24/2006 6:40:00 PM) Post reply


    • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie 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

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