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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (6/29/2013 8:08:00 PM)

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Adam, this is pretty awful, even for imitation 19th-century magazine verse! " Feeling the wind between your hair" ? See what happens when you think rhyming is more important than writing a good poem? Stop writing! Please. immerse yourself reading for a year in the best contemporary poetry. Until you do that, you're going to keep writng these amateurish verses.

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  • S. A. S. (6/30/2013 12:02:00 AM) Post reply

    Some people just write because it's fun for them, it's what they do instead of whittle. I do think it might have been more interesting to hear about a guilty sky, but, hey, that's just my bias.

  • Adam M. Snow (6/29/2013 8:22:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I will forever write, it is my passion and I will keep on writing til it comes that I shall die.

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    • Lamont Palmer (6/30/2013 2:11:00 PM) Post reply

      Continue writing Adam. But read some contemporary formalists who can help you to freshen up your diction and syntax. Robert Pinski, John Holland, Marilyn Hacker, and the Irish poet, Harry Clifton. You ... more

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