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  • Tracker Ogryphon (2/24/2008 12:52:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    I will check out your poem. I have also posted more of my five hundred poems.Thanks

  • Dmitriy Kokarev (2/23/2008 3:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Im a new member here and so would really like to get to know everyone better, but the reason Im posting this here now is because i have posted a new poem entitled 'The Queen' i would really appreciate if you check it out and let me know what you think of it and also the poem 'Goodmorning Sun'
    Thank you all in advance...
    Take Care

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    • Tracker Ogryphon (2/28/2008 1:56:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Just in case there are mwembers out there that have not heard about this. It is called the poor mans copyright. In case you cant afford the archived copyright. 1.Copy all of your poetry on CD or Pr ... more

  • Aaron Tate (2/19/2008 9:04:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Okay this weeks people...

    GreenWolfe 1962
    Sylvia Chidi
    Blanche Hardin

  • Aaron Tate (2/19/2008 8:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    A Fun New Idea..
    Well I've came to a conclusion that most of the more experienced writers, do infact and indeed, read just as many poems as they post. This is good, it gives us all a decent amount of critque. I thought it would be more intresting if we got a good decent size group of atleast 100 people, to take some time on poemhunter and examine a specific 'active' member. Or probably 3-8. We could pick one, then everyone try to read as many poems of the person, and disect them to understand their meanings, and then give a comment of decentcy explaining your thoughts on it. To start it I'll name a poet. Please take time to read some poems and understand new meanins along with old ones. Thank YOu. Please promote this, and post a comment. Tell your friends about who the poet or poets is or are.. thank you all

    Aaron Tate

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  • MCKENZi : ] (2/18/2008 5:35:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    HELP PLEASE! i have a new poem titled 'no title yet' it's a work in progress.
    it's not complete yet. you can send your advice in a message or comment.
    thanks : ]


  • Sreelekha Premjit (2/14/2008 3:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    how much of the poetry written is for the self ie how much weightage should be given to the opinion of others? how do i know how good my poems are?

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    • Meg H (4/11/2008 10:23:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I'm not saying you should or should not do this (it's just a suggestion) but what I do is I write a poem down. Whatever comes to mind, I put it on paper. Then I wait a few days before I go back and r ... more

    • Tracker Ogryphon (2/20/2008 3:31:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I believe that sufficiant reading of ones poetry does 'correct possible problems. It also allows for the poet to analyze their own work. I have recently joined and have posted eighty six of five hun ... more

    • MCKENZi : ] (2/14/2008 7:48:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      hello: ] why does it matter if people think it's good, its your work. so, who cares? we all like compliments; so look at the comments people give you..they sometimes give good advice to help better yo ... more

  • I LOVE MY S.O.S! ! ! ALWAYS & 4 EVER..! ! .. (2/12/2008 8:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    i think i should write it more like a poem and not like a story.

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    • Coach Roth (2/23/2008 5:34:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Creating images and conveying emotion are most important however you write. Try reading some Bukowski to make you more comfortable with it(or my poem When You Jump From A Bridge which is mostly a pros ... more

    • Goldy Locks (2/13/2008 12:17:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      both: poem & prose, combined, if you so desire.

    • Goldy Locks (2/13/2008 12:16:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      write it however you feel & see fit.

  • Corazon Pancho (2/11/2008 2:26:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    does confidence is really needed when presenting a poem that i made by myself?
    becasue i'm really shy of it... and i keep on hiding my poems...

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    • MCKENZi : ] (2/15/2008 9:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      good question. in my opinion, it's easier over the internet since most likely you'll never see these people in actual life. but if it's your work, you shouldnt be ashamed of it. i'm sure your poems ar ... more

    • Goldy Locks (2/13/2008 12:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      confidence is critical, crucial, and completely contagious. So yes, it is needed - when presenting poems, attitudes, and expressions.

  • Corazon Pancho (2/11/2008 2:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    what are the important things to do if you will write a poem?

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    • Michelle Evans (2/19/2008 6:31:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      I think it's always useful to have a rythmn; probably a simple one unless you're really confident in writing otherwise it can go from poetry to a flowless mess.

    • MCKENZi : ] (2/11/2008 7:28:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      i think most of the time it sounds better if they rhyme, but it doesn't always have to. also, it needs to make sense. i read other people's poems to get ideas. just never copy, make it yours.: ] good ... more

  • David Floren (2/10/2008 9:28:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Great advice for those who fear that others will critique their poetry:

    Don't sweat over the approval/approval of others who might or even will judge your work. In Volkov's 'Testimony', a biography of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, I will never forget what Dmitri said about his critics. He basically said that it is impossible to satisfy them all and that when one has enough confidence in one's own creative powers, then time spent worrying about satisfying the critics is time lost! Of course Dmitri had been professionally trained for years by some of the world's best musicians and musicologists. Of course he depended on his creative work to sustain him financially, as a professional composer and conductor (and foremost a pianist..he nearly won at the celebrated Chopin piano competition) . So of course he was in a position to suffer or benefit more from the ebb and flow of professional opinion. But despite this, he ultimately felt his creative work would suffer by a fear-based overlay of constant concern for satisfying his critics aesthetic and opinion-based judgments. Even though Volkov's book itself has been critiqued as a possible fraud, I still take inspiration from Volkov's representation of Dmitiri. Truth or fiction, it doesn't matter. The truth is I was inspired.

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