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Martin Swords Tiglin, Ashford, Co. Wic.. / Ireland, Male, 65
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  • (5/24/2010 6:25:00 PM)

    I like poems like this,
    bare and stripped down,
    the pictures are better.
    Reading this prompted me
    to post 'Still Dark' to ph
    Thank you

  • (5/24/2010 6:03:00 PM)

    beautiful, concise, complete,
    like a nut!

  • (4/14/2010 6:15:00 AM)

    Been there. Met this man, and woman.
    Smelled this smell, this sniffle.
    Is this only an Irish way of dying?
    Thank you.

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  • Martin Swords (10/5/2008 11:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Thank you for your comment which I am taking very much to heart.
    Please consider my poem 'It's Better With the Good Eye' ...a Villannelle.
    Do you not feel that non-formal work can also be poetic, moving and
    meaningful, eg. Seamus Heaney

  • Martin Swords (10/2/2008 10:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi R&R Workshoppers Most of what I write does not follow strict

    traditional formats, I tend to focus on imagery, word creation,

    and internal Rhythm and movement within the text.

    However one of my poems - 'It's Better With the Good Eye ' - is a

    Villanelle, and I was very happy with how it worked, although I found writing

    strict rules was difficult. I don't like strict forms, sonnets etc. easy, and

    feel that image and wonder suffer at the hand of form.

    All the more respect therefore to Shakespeare and the others who succeeded.

    All comments welcome.

    Thank You All.

  • Martin Swords (10/2/2008 10:20:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi Folks
    Experimental poem in style of J. M. Synge (Playboy of the Western World)
    Comments, good and bad please.
    Thank You All

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