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James (aka Eustace) Bradley Male, 28, United Kingdom (1/23/2006 7:16:00 AM)

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In your opinion this may be 'laughably trite'.
However, I enjoy reading the poems of real people with real feelings. Just because it isn't published doesn't mean it isn't poetry. And how can you possibly write a good poem by following rules? Poetry is about freedom and creativity, not following guidelines. Poetry cannot be taught.

If you don't like the poetry, don't visit the site, but don't preach pretentious ways to write.

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  • Rookie Henry Phillips (1/27/2006 10:38:00 AM) Post reply
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    'poetry can not be taught' - wha.....? 'pretentious' = 'critical'? 'freedom' = 'whim'. Ever read anythin pre-1900 or any of the classical authors? All about the TENSION between formal rules and their transgression. To know and deliberately break the rules is more effective than no rules at all, my friend.

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