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  • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/7/2014 2:53:00 AM) Post reply

    There is no point in stealing other people's works, you're just wasting time and you will lose the respect of your peers. Be original and gain respect from everyone.

  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/5/2014 2:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    The more we read others' poetry, the more we get enriched with others' pretty styles.

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/7/2014 1:08:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Poetry is MEANT to be read and shared. It is said that in order to know someone, you must first read their poetry. Styles are not important in a way, more the message.

    • Abekah Emmanuel Freshman - 2nd Stage (9/6/2014 3:35:00 PM) Post reply

      That is absolutely true and realistic. Some are too pompous to take critical look at their fellow, s work... but that is selfishness to me. let us be more democratic and share ideas.... Thank you.

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/5/2014 10:30:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    As new comers or late comers the poets have to achieve certain standards in their poems which they have to try their best. Also I think that every thing observed by the human being that is useful for thoughts and corrections in behaviour of humans can be used as a theme in the poems which have importance to society and public. But it must be borne in mind that we are not entitled to make unfair judgements and conclusions on the observation we have made.

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/4/2014 10:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Individual capabilities are not always equal. And poetic talents and taste is different sometimes. The real creation of a poem and theme is subject to the experience and observations oneself makes and then comes the word power. Unless the poet had acquired the correct word power the poem is sometimes mistaken in that angle. Voracious reading habit is also good to get the ideas from such noble minded world famous poets which is helpful for the mind in future.Ideas and opinions including clarity of mind is essential to a thoughtful mind always as a positive quality to be reckoned with.

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  • Melikhaya Zagagana Rookie - 1st Stage (9/4/2014 5:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Let us stop sulking poets about our abilities, give yourself a room to grow and enjoy the journey. It is normal to doubt yourself but not to critisize yourself let others do that for you.

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/3/2014 2:34:00 PM) Post reply

    When inspired go with the flow don't worry about errors those can be corrected later on...write about what you know and you can always research your topic online or at the local library..mostly enjoy your creation and share when you are ready to release your work...remember it is the poets' view so you are the sole voice of your poem..

  • Abekah Emmanuel Freshman - 2nd Stage (9/3/2014 1:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    it is always a pleasure to see my pen scribbling something on paper! Even though it may not be appealing, at least, I learn to write!

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/6/2014 11:03:00 PM) Post reply

      The written word is not always appealing, but then it does not have to be at first. If you give words and letters time to evolve, then you can create something worth reading

  • Aidan Cost Rookie - 1st Stage (9/3/2014 6:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I feel as though my poetry is a bit drab and dull, I would love any suggestions on how to improve it.
    thank you

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/3/2014 7:34:00 PM) Post reply

      5 things that may help: 1. First up, don't panic. A lot of poets think that their work is not very good. 2. Don't be afraid to change words in your poems and have a play before submitting them. ... more

    • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/3/2014 2:36:00 PM) Post reply

      use some descriptive adjectives..

    • Pranab K Chakraborty Freshman - 2nd Stage (9/3/2014 8:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      No substitute of reading good poetry. Good does not depend on popularity, the writing which brings another journey through intelligence and aesthetic essence of beauty.

  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/3/2014 5:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I started writing poetry, stories, and short stories in my childhood. My late dad encouraged me too much, my teachers, and my environment too. I loved poetry too much, so I spent a lot of time on different kinds of global poems to all poets. Thanks.

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  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/2/2014 2:04:00 PM) Post reply

    Writing poetry is a great job, so one must read a lot of different poems, listening to other poets' audio tapes, and even write any style. Thanks.

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