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  • Trynian Aiuyer (3/27/2014 11:25:00 PM) Post reply

    I like the feel of it!

  • Richard Blay (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 (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 (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

  • Melusi Nhlapo Rookie - 1st Stage (3/5/2014 7:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Who am I?

    Who am I?When my smile covers my sadness

    And my laughter says I’m happy while I cry

    Oh! Light be with me for the darkness has come to win my vision

    Oh! Won’t you shine brighter than ever my light

    And let all see who am I

    My love for the time is near were maybe my senses

    shall swallow me and finish me

    but I’m ready to begin my error

    but if this be no error then

    who am i?

  • Sabina Veizaj Rookie - 1st Stage (3/4/2014 3:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Introducing myself

    You, the other,

    What are you doing

    On my messy table?

    There are my fired dreams,

    My desires, my future thoughts,

    There is He, disappearing to nothing

    He has gone

    Just his candle of birth is firing

    Here is my sex, my ideas

    Growing up with me

    I am fuddled of my loneliness

    My wine is my blood,

    My blood is my wine of the speech to myself

    We are so together

    Giving up to sufferings,

    With Open arms to feel well

    You, the other, welcome,

    victim of my world!

    You the other

    Am i your victim?!

  • Suman Kumar Das Rookie - 1st Stage (3/3/2014 9:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Burning Bribery

    A never ending chain
    Enlarged its web
    From ground-floor to roof-top
    Of each building
    Everywhere in our society.

    An inerasable stigma
    An incurable infection
    Leading to corruptions
    Here and there, all over
    In our modern era.

    How shame!
    Laws and orders made,
    Promoted lectures, speeches
    And social awareness,
    Still all efforts in vain.

    Douse who will
    This burning bribery?

    Suman Kumar Das

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