Poetics and Poetry Discussion


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Stephen O Hanlon Male, 46, United States (3/20/2005 8:16:00 AM)

Poets are the worst critics in the world! I myself don't feel qualified to criticize someone else's work. You either like something or you don't. People have this idea that poetry should be written a certain way and apply rules to how it should be written. Who makes the rules? And isn't it our job to stretch and bend them? Don't we all have the same goal in mind? To feed the imagination! To convey our innermost thoughts to paper! And we do this so that people will read and maybe find some comfort in what we are trying to say.

I hate to see people argue about who is better or who has more manners or who insulted who, but I must admit a little amusement at some of the comments posted here. You've just gotta laugh folks! I don't even know what a Stanza is! Now thats funny! ! !

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