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Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds Male, 56, United Kingdom (11/6/2013 5:39:00 PM)

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JC, when you write instinctively, with no regard for the need of form or formlessness, there is a freedom that allows you to mix both or not. Neither genre is preferable, despite your own preference. and as such, the touch of apathy to the norm. is exactly what may create the poetry of the future. What is fresh today may be dated tomorrow, but what we draw from the past has a place in today. The transmission of emotion and the moment, will out, however or by whoever, if the skill can cross that bridge to another's vista, who can be disappointed?And for once, the messenger might not be shot...; ¬)

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  • Rookie - 40 Points Linda Ori (11/7/2013 12:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    AMEN.....I rest my case. After all, in the end, what's really important is not HOW a poem is written, but whether or not the poem is able to " cross that bridge to another's vista" and be appreciated for whatever it conveys to that reader. When we get so caught up in the formalities of " correctness" , we lose sight of the content and purpose of the poem itself. I've read some poems with really questionable wordage, bordering on really bad grammar, but it actually turned out to enhance the effect of what was written and how it was to be received. If you were to enter a room full of people and interact with each of them, I'm sure you would find some that were practically illiterate, and yet they may have made the strongest impression on you. It's how the message is delivered that counts, not how correctly it was delivered.

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