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  • Rookie Tricia Mae Chua (5/10/2007 7:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Hello! Since this forum is on poetry writing, thought I'd engage you in a creative exercise of sorts. Read the line below and see where it takes you. Add on just one more line to it. I'll be collecting and compiling the lines for the next two days. Thanks!

    Peering through the narrow cracks on my dusty wooden floor

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    • Rookie Brandon Butler (5/18/2007 2:24:00 PM) Post reply

      Perring through the narrow cracks on my dusty wooden floor. I see a creature moving before.

  • Rookie Jade Hymora (5/10/2007 12:49:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi..I am pretty new to this website and looking for some comments on my poems...I need to know if they are atleast any good. Thanks

  • Rookie Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hi If anyone is on line. Reply to me now.

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  • Rookie Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:03:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi my name is Susie Sunshine. I would like to know. Has anyone read any of my poems. This summer I am going to publish my poems. But just for me and my family. Then I am going to look for a publisher. If anyone on line would like to read my poems. Please do and let me know what you think. Thanks Susie Sunshine

  • Rookie Anirban Sengupta (5/9/2007 1:38:00 PM) Post reply

    guys,
    i am from india.i have been writing english poems for many years though i am a tech student. please read my experimental poem 'no escape from love'.comments are welcome.

  • Rookie Mad Scroach (5/7/2007 5:25:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello,

    I am a 23 year old Australian poet. I’m fairly new to poemhunter… I thought I'd post a link to my recently completed poetry manuscript SLOW DANCING WITH A SLEEPWALKER.

    slowdancingsleepwalker.googlepages.com/slowdancingwithasleepwalker


    Thanks & take care,

    Mad Scroach

    madscroach@gmail.com

  • Rookie Ananda Alves (5/6/2007 1:11:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hi

    I'm new here but I just posted 3 poems of mine.
    I'd like to know if they're good or bad, what can be extracted of them, those things.
    I'd love if you could send me tips and comments.
    I'll reply each one of them.
    Thank you!

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    • Rookie Susie Sunshine (5/9/2007 10:11:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi I read some of your poems. There pretty good. Please feel free to read my poems. Let me know what you think. My mom inspired me. Thanks Susie Sunshine

    • Rookie David Poltergeist (5/9/2007 7:37:00 AM) Post reply

      NO, I WILL NOT READ YOUR HORRIBLE POETRY.

  • Rookie Jessica Ellis (5/3/2007 2:39:00 AM) Post reply

    I took poetry classes at college. I especially miss the workshopping. I have been trying to write my way out of a rut with 'How to accentuate a stain'. Please help. I appreciate constructive criticism.

  • Rookie Michael Pacholski (4/28/2007 3:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    This is called 'Freeform Workshop'. What I figured I'd see was suggestions/assignments/challenges and poetic exercises. Not quite getting that so I'll start a challenge for anyone willing to pick up.

    1) Write down five incomplete phrases of between four to six words each. They don't have to be the first ones that come to mind, but you shouldn't take more than ten minutes. By 'incomplete' I mean that the phrase cannot form a complete idea or sentence.

    2) Once you've chosen the five phrases, you can begin writing the poem. All five phrases must be included in the poem.

    3) Once you have written a word, that word cannot be edited or deleted (exceptions are mistakes in punctuation and typos) . But you cannot go back and change a word, nor can you go back and add words.

    4) Same goes for individual lines. Once they have been written, they cannot be deleted, moved, or changed in any way. Once two consecutive lines have been written, you cannot go back to add anything between them.

    There's a peculiar form of Japanese fine art where, once the artist applies the brush to canvas, they cannot go back and change because the act of lifting and moving the brush back damages the canvas. I do this once in a while after I've edited a poem into oblivion. When Miles Davis Quintet was recording 'Kind Of Blue' Miles'd come in with these barely sketched out phrases and he'd ask the band to play and improvise, keep going and see what they could come up with.

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    • Rookie alice sunderland (4/30/2007 10:59:00 AM) Post reply

      michael - please show me an example of what youve come up with for this exercise. simply my curiosity - and it may give me more of an idea of what to do. cheers. al

  • Rookie Gemma Nolan (4/23/2007 6:56:00 PM) Post reply

    hey i've just joined, and i didn't know where else to write! ! i'd like you to read my poems, perhaps leave a comment? ? my poems are: Difficult Times, and Dear Grandad (R.I.P St. Patrick's Day 2005) thanks, Gem xxx

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