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  • Clay Scott (9/21/2007 12:11:00 PM) Post reply

    hi my name is clay im new to the site i was wantin some feedback on my poetry so im here askin if yall will look at it and tell me ur oppions thank you http: //www.poemhunter.com/clay-scott/

  • Goldy Locks (9/17/2007 4:33:00 PM) Post reply

    Towards the end of the novel, Dorian realizes he was wrong to have followed Lord Henry's doctrines. He decides to change, to make amends and to rise above his mentor's cynical epigrams that cut the beauty of life to pieces. But his attempts at reform are shallow and superficial - and in turn the painting gains a cunning and hypocritical look.

    At last Dorian plans to rid himself of his terrible sins by destroying the portrait. Realizing that only a full confession will absolve him, yet fearing the consequences, he decides to kill the last vestiges of his conscience -for it is conscience that has brought him to where he stands now. He stabs the canvas. The servants hear a terrible scream and rush to the nursery, but:

    When they entered, they found hanging upon the wall a splendid portrait of their master as they had last seen him, in all the wonder of his exquisite youth and beauty. Lying on the floor was a dead man, in evening dress, with a knife in his heart. He was withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage. It was not till they had examined the rings that they recognized who it was.

    ~ Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • daughter of a seafoam (9/15/2007 11:21:00 AM) Post reply

    Hey, everyone.. I would really love to improve my writing.. I hope you can comment or give suggestions for my poems. Just click this link. n_n http: //www.poemhunter.com/daughter-of-a-seafoam/poems/

  • Goldy Locks (9/15/2007 9:43:00 AM) Post reply

    Jackson Pollack wrote: 'When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a sort of `get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.'

  • James Milks (8/30/2007 1:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    It is funny somedays the writing is easy (and if I am lucky even good) other days the writing is hard and almost forced. Insperation can come from the most unusual places. one day I am driving down the highway (I drive a lottttttt of miles each day) and in the medium strip there is the rements of a stone wall, it gets me thinking. Sometimes a song comes on the radio and envokes a feeling and blam there is another idea. I think Stephen King said best ' You write because you have to, your mind would explode if you didn't'

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    • Paul Butters Rookie - 1st Stage (4/20/2008 8:36:00 AM) Post reply

      I agree, even if it's taken ages for me to find this entry of yours! Stephen King was right too. Don't explode, keep writing! Paul.

  • Sasha Blume (8/28/2007 9:32:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi, if you are like me, then you probably enjoy poetry more than anything. I'm 14 years old, i live in Peru and english is my second lenguage. I've always loved poetry specialy free verse. About 3 years ago i started writing some, mainly in spanish, but i have some in english too. I will totaly appreciate if you could give me some advices and comments to my poems... Poetry is my pasion as phicics was for Newton..

    Take care!

  • Martha J. Eshelman-Smith (8/22/2007 2:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for new poetry forms - either recent inventions or forms from other languages. Suggestions?

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    • Stug Jordan Rookie - 1st Stage (8/22/2007 7:48:00 AM) Post reply

      An interesting form I came across a year or so ago is the Terzanelle. It's a cross between the Terza Rima and the Villanelle; and is one of the most recent hybrid forms I know of, though it's probably ... more

  • Blue angel Florida (8/18/2007 6:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Write from the heart, let it flow without critic, express yourself, and then, if you feel like, brush it :)

  • Mad Scroach (8/17/2007 8:09:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello poemhunters!

    Here is a link to my manuscript A Rare Dance Won With 8 Guineas:

    slowdancingsleepwalker.googlepages.com/araredancewonwith8guineas

    Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

    Take care,

    Mad Scroach

  • Sakthi Ravichandran (8/14/2007 12:40:00 AM) Post reply

    YES
    SO FAR I HAVE WRITTEN MORE THAN 120 POEMS AND POSTED IN MANY SITES.ALL OF THEM ARE IN FREE VERSE.
    DUE TO ENGLISH IS MY SECOND LANGUAGE AND LESSER AFFINITY WITH THIS LANGUAGE
    MOST OF MY EFFORTS GONE IN VEIN
    WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO TO ACQUIRE MORE NUMBER OF READERS

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