Thomas Vaughan Jones
(2/25/2014 10:17:00 AM)
Hmm. Anyone can write " poetry" and everyone should be free to have their say. But who is to say that the poetry is a higher form of language if there are no guide lines. I have read in many forums where a poem is published, and the other wannabees jump in with critique. Far better to read, mark, and inwardly digest the art until you can put a poem together which can go forth and hold its own. Besides, it's so much fun learning the formal level of poetry. It makes the poem so much more interesting, both for the writer, and more importantly, the reader.
(2/17/2014 11:56:00 AM)
I agree 100% with you there Doris. Whos cares about the confines of structure or form. For me the essence and meaning are all. If it hits a chord with only one other person then great, if not, what the heck, I enjoyed writing it. Many blessings to you.