(6/28/2013 10:03:00 PM)
I agree, especially with punctuation. Commas and periods lead your readers to slow down for a pause, and to stop for quick reflection. The meaning of your verse can be lost on the reader without punctuation, especially with abstruse verse. Why?Because he has to decide where to pause, if at all, and where to stop, before continuing. She may decide to do this in all the wrong places, and the verse may sound like a confusing jumble of random words. Often to feel the impact of the meaning, the reader has to be guided. Punctuation serves this purpose.
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- From The Book of Nightmares
This is the tenth poem
and it is the last. It is right