Writing Poetry

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  • Rookie Kev Elmer (5/19/2006 6:24:00 PM) Post reply
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    I've put a poem up here called 'stood out in the cold' I would like your views on this if possible. Good and bad comments are both welcome as I'm currently looking to improve my poetry (as we all are) to the next level. So I thank you in advance.


  • Rookie Nibedita Deb (5/19/2006 8:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Why are 'Poem Of the Day's being repeated all over again. Can't they choose the poem of the day from latest poems. Do these have to be old, classic poems that we have read thousand time? ?


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    • Rookie Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/21/2006 12:31:00 PM) Post reply

      I agree with you- I reckon they should choose ones that 'we' as a poetry community has written. I guess that'll just leave us reading the 'random poem' which is, in fact, not random at all; they just ... more

  • Rookie Adeaze An (5/12/2006 7:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Ok, I am suffering from severe writer's block. Is anyone available to help me? Send me a message or post something so I will recover and have ideas again.

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    • Rookie Kev Elmer (5/19/2006 6:21:00 PM) Post reply

      Try writing a poem with some1 else, its hard to do but gets your mind working overtime. It can be joint work for a poem, or a poem in reply to a poem. Wrodks for me and there is alot of enjoyment in t ... more

    • Rookie Nibedita Deb (5/19/2006 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

      Dallas, Love works magic. If you are in love already spend some time with your beloved to overcome the block. If you aren't, think of being in love. This helps me, and so I recommended.

    • Rookie Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/15/2006 10:18:00 AM) Post reply

      Along time after my friend died and i wrote a poem for her. I was unable to write poems, wat i did was just wait until something, anything came to me. Even if it sucked. then i would rework it change ... more

    • Rookie Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/14/2006 3:59:00 AM) Post reply

      Listen to some music. Avril Lavigne, Bus ... more

    • Rookie Ernest Mayer (5/12/2006 8:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      It's Friday. Go see a movie, talk to so ... more

  • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (5/12/2006 4:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    i was just pondering (as i often do while i shouldnt...) do the majority of writers have 'pen names'?

    If so, should i adopt one, even though i am happy with using my name?

    yours in thought, Dana

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    • Rookie Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/15/2006 10:15:00 AM) Post reply

      No way. ur name is F'n awesome. I only chose my name...cuz i was really bored with same ole sarah. There are like 4 of my friends named sarah. It gets really annoying when someone says sarah and all o ... more

    • Rookie Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/14/2006 4:00:00 AM) Post reply

      Dana, you have a really cool name. Nah, wouldn't use a pseudonym unless oyu have something to hide or if your real name is not particularly in your gfavour (thinking back on it now, maybe I shoulda u ... more

    • Rookie Ernest Mayer (5/12/2006 5:58:00 PM) Post reply

      A lot do, but if you like your name, than stick with it. 'Ernest Mayer' is actually a pen-name; my real name just sucks.

  • Rookie Richard Cock III (5/11/2006 9:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    In your opinion, what must a piece of literature contain in order to have or achieve any form of artistic merit?

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    • Rookie Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/13/2006 11:58:00 PM) Post reply

      In mine, well, it should have some sort of heart to it. A meaning. A life. Or to make people think about how or what they can change in their life. Nice question. Sweetie Sarah

    • Rookie Nibedita Deb (5/12/2006 8:25:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Emotions compressed into words, like rain compressed into drops...Love, N.D.

  • Rookie Sweetie Sarah<3 (5/11/2006 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Hey everyone.
    I'm just sayin ' yo, wat up? ! ' to all you fellow poets. If you would like me to read a poem of yours comment on mine, and ill comment back. Thats how i do.
    C Yaz
    Sweetie Sarah

  • Rookie Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/10/2006 4:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Heya everyone!

    Hope you're all doing well! I was wondering if you could read a couple of my poems (I know there are quite a few but recently I've been writing loads so I just uploaded them all! : P) .

    For people who are in a romantic mood I'd recommend:
    Butterfly Boy
    Supernaturally Yours
    Never Been Kissed
    The Girl Next Door.

    For those you you who want to have a laugh, I'd recommend
    Never Been Kissed
    The Girl Next Door
    Y Fronts

    The poems which are quite serious are:
    Road To Normality
    The Immortal Question: Why?
    The Meaningless Sorry.

    You don't have to read all of them if you don't want to, but I'd be really grateful if you did. I'll leave comments on yours too! Thanks very much!


  • Rookie Faith Elizabeth Brigham (5/9/2006 5:39:00 AM) Post reply

    I personally feel and this is only my opinion, of course, that true inspiration comes when we set our egos aside and just let the words flow. There was one brief period inmy life when it seemed as though I was unable to write anything at all. I believe the major hindrance came from a battle with my ego. I later learned the secrets of writing good poetry. Let your spirit guide you, write from the heart and believe in yourself! Lastly, never force your writing because it will show in your work. Oh, and before I forget it, always remember Rule #1. Write! Write! Write! Make time to write. It's alot like playing the piano. The more you practice the better you get at it!

  • Rookie Red Blooded Black Hearted (5/8/2006 11:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hey All my name is Marissa Ingram, I was wondering if any1 had any tips on writing really good poetry. I have some ideas but I'd like more so my poetry can be better than it is now.

    Thank you for reading.: -)

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    • Rookie Dustin Bennefield (5/22/2006 12:07:00 PM) Post reply

      Well we would all like to be a better writer. You should really just go with what you have poetry is from the heart and doesn't have to be understood or anything else. Just remember that you are bette ... more

  • Rookie Richard Cock III (5/5/2006 12:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 6 replies

    Any of you have any actualy methods or processes or even rituals that you go through before beginning a piece?

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    • Rookie Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/10/2006 9:59:00 AM) Post reply

      I write in the evening normally, but it varies. Best thing to do is carry a notebook around with you 24/7 so even if you're on the bus and you get inspiration it won't go to waste! That means hide a n ... more

    • Rookie Red Blooded Black Hearted (5/8/2006 6:25:00 PM) Post reply

      I try and clear my head and then think of a topic that I feel strongly about. Sometimes I don't even need to do that, if something happened that mady me happy, angry or depressed all I need is a compu ... more

    • Rookie Siona Doyle-McLaughlin (5/7/2006 7:40:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      No rituals in my case. Also, I found that I couldn't write poems that had to follow the specific teachings of formal poetry. Anyone who loves to write can be a 'poet' in his or her own right. What ... more

    • Rookie Vega Star (5/6/2006 9:56:00 PM) Post reply

      The only rule of writing is just let it ... more

    • Rookie Nibedita Deb (5/5/2006 10:36:00 PM) Post reply

      It may sound odd - but I make it a point ... more

    • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (5/5/2006 3:57:00 PM) Post reply

      i only write at night, that seems to hel ... more

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