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  • Rookie Ernest Mayer (4/24/2006 9:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Two questions about poetry criticism in general, from your perspective that is.
    First question:
    Are you more lenient (or tolerant) with a poet or writer that you KNOW than with someone that you don't?
    Sec. Quest.:
    Are you less understanding if you really are not that fond of the poet or writer?

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  • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (4/21/2006 8:17:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello all, I've recently posted two new poems 'Boxes Of Poems And Books Of Chocolate' and another called '31'. I would appreciate it if people read and commented on these works, I would gladly return the favor

    your fellow poet, ~Dana~

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    • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (4/22/2006 5:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      wow, I am truly amazed at the reception I got towards my pieces from posting this bulliten! ! ! ! ! ! ! In particular I would like to thank: Bill Stewart, Kev Elmer, Peter Morgan, Patricia Gale, ... more

  • Rookie - 33 Points 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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    • Rookie - 33 Points 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.

  • Rookie 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 :)

  • Rookie 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....


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    • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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'.

  • Rookie 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:
    2.Alone in stony poem
    i hope you fulfill my request

  • Rookie 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 :)

  • Rookie 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......

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

    No one posts here. Meh...

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