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  • Richard Blay (4/8/2014 11:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Let the boy in you write first, then the man in you can edit later.

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  • Michael Hylton (4/7/2014 6:01:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    It's funny! But I've been searching through the forums on this site, everywhere I look all I find is people posting their own poems. Is not the purpose of these forums to discuss ways and techniques in writing poems?Is not the purpose to create ideas on how to write?If so, then where are the discussions, where are the techniques and ideas. I have not found any advice, techniques or ideas on writing. Maybe it’s just me.

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    • Richard Blay (4/8/2014 11:44:00 AM) Post reply

      I really agree with you. I think people are struggling to be noticed... the purpose of this forum is not met.

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  • Kolade Seun Rookie - 1st Stage (3/28/2014 7:40:00 PM) Post reply

    Dear readers, below is a poem meant to lament the disaster involved in a war or similar experience. The victims of war are not its only casualities, 'they are well out of it'... But we that remain behind to mourn these losses are the main casualities... We should avoid any cause for a violent process and embrace dialogue wherever we find ourselves...


    Its weird only when its a cry;
    Its mild and a norm to be without a fright;
    cataclysmic experiences bury forever plight;
    Unexpected predicaments to contend with all the remain might;
    weirdness conceived...

    Sojourn in the land of fear;
    Cheap commodities of fright for sale;
    what a journey to embark on by this new itinerant!
    Lucid variations of harmonious feeling of fear;
    pale pedestrians sail in their pairs...

    A new life of charade for the fear of fear;
    recurring encasulation of the reason for the tear;
    the fear to play;
    even to pray;
    All squadron withdraw, retreat and hide with personalities of lesser fear;
    still, no not one, that is not borne with this same fear.

    Critical critics are welcomed. For other lines of my thoughts, kindly check out this link:

  • Trynian Aiuyer Rookie - 1st Stage (3/27/2014 11:25:00 PM) Post reply

    I like the feel of it!

  • Richard Blay Rookie - 1st Stage (3/27/2014 3:01:00 PM) Post reply

    Has your mistakes given you any new idea(s) , well, consider them carefully before you discard them.

  • Obodokasi Agbor Rookie - 1st Stage (3/18/2014 6:33:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm here to learn for I have learnt enough to learn that every man is a learner.

  • Nonso Ibe Rookie - 1st Stage (3/18/2014 2:01:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Public masturbation
    Mental masturbation.

    I think my poetry is fine
    the problem is making money from it

    this is a problem because i don't want to do anything else

    i just got rejected from creative writing school
    i know i am good enough to get in
    i don't know why they didn't take me

    Poetry is easy
    so is blasphemy

    human beings are greedy
    except they choose not to be

    writing this piece is unnecessary
    i could plant my vegetables
    and rare my life-stock

    but i choose this,
    i choose you

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    • K.c. Ford Rookie - 1st Stage (4/3/2014 10:23:00 AM) Post reply

      You state poetry is easy to write and that your motive for writing what you call poetry is money. Forget it and go back to growing vegetables because lust for money will not produce poetry of substanc ... more

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (3/17/2014 9:43:00 AM) Post reply

    I am very much interested in reading, enjoying, singing good poems which inspires and gives lot of good feeling in the minds. I think that a good poetry must have some thing to say to the reader which pertains to the human emotions and human friendliness and universal compassion. I am very much interested to read the poems of Keats, Wordsworth, and also the famous works of eminent English poets as well as my regional language. Poetry I think is the best of medium to change the world to communicate love compassion, friendships, as well as non violence.

  • John Zwerenz Rookie - 1st Stage (3/13/2014 9:41:00 AM) Post reply

    On Poetics / On The Art Of Poetry
    The best poetry a poet can create must resemble effluent streams, containing as its quintessential necessity above all else- music.
    Music is the key to exalted verse, in its meter, in the sonic quality of the words employed, and in its conveyance of meaning, especially through the use of imagery. This last aspect gives birth to the mystical dimension of visual music. Only in poetry is this transcendental perception of visual music given full reign. The objective of the poet is to transfer the ineffable into a descriptive philology, through the use of rhyming, mellifluous verse. Prose cannot achieve these objectives, because prose, by its constrictive nature, lacks the essential prerequisites for the more musical expressions of what is most aesthetically bright, true, beautiful and eternal..Yet rhyming verse can achieve the miraculous. Truth is beautiful in itself, and poetic verse which, through its music, can marry reality with romance, is above all else a conveyor of the sublime. ~ John Lars Zwerenz? / Author: John Lars Zwerenz / Posted March 13,2014

  • Colinjon Mccartney Rookie - 1st Stage (3/10/2014 6:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am new to making poems to post and sometimes i struggle with inispiration etc to write would writing punishment lines out related to poetry help me?And if so how many is best to do?

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    • Trynian Aiuyer Rookie - 1st Stage (3/27/2014 11:23:00 PM) Post reply

      I wouldnt punish yourself for not feeling inspired... I think of inspiration more as a a mood- it comes and goes as it pleases. Punishing lines teach your mind that it has to be inspired all the time ... more

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