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  • Cassie C (4/29/2005 8:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I find that strict adherence rhythm and rhyme schemes is often the reason for 'lazy' poetry. It gives poets an excuse for not finding that perfect word, for diluting their meaning with cliches and folk sayings.
    Free form takes away the excuses.

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    • Cliff Matthews (5/25/2005 9:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Any poetry that contains cliche is likely to be a poor poem whether in free form or metre. I find that the exact opposite of your contention to be more common. Many 'poets' adopt free form because ... more


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  • Solitary Man (4/7/2005 5:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Personally, I think that freeform is the best style for self-expression because there is no formula and it is open for anybody. That doesn't mean that no discipline is required. I like all forms but I think beginners can gain confidence by starting with freeform writing until they find their feet. Just a thought.

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    • Aldo Kraas (2/10/2007 9:26:00 PM) Post reply

      I agree a 100% with it

    • Leanna Stead (4/27/2005 9:05:00 AM) Post reply

      You know, it's funny - but even though I agree with you, my experience was different. When I was growing up I had trouble writing freeform verse even though I wanted to very, very much. I found mysel ... more

  • Scarborough Gypsy (4/1/2005 10:36:00 AM) Post reply

    Order! Order!

    What the hell is going on on this forum? ? It's supposed to be a discussion about free form poetry. I feel like I've just walked into a class room where the teacher hasn't shown up.

    Ali, stop telling us to read the Photo poem. Enough is enough.

    Jerry, every time I read one of your comments you crack me up. You have the best sense of humour.

    The rest of you should read some more poetry.

    Kind regards
    Gypsy

  • Ali Khorvash (3/24/2005 1:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hello everybody!
    I want to suggest you read the poem: YOUR PHOTO by SHIRIN PARVARESH.
    I found that very very senseful and beautiful.
    Its rating is 9.
    so I invite you all too read it and submit your comments and vote.
    Im sure that you will enjoy it!
    Ali

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    • ***** ***** (4/26/2005 1:58:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes, Ali, you have asked us many times at this stage.. smile, S.

  • Morgan Barbaro (3/16/2005 6:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hi again
    here is a poem for christians

    god

    he lends us a helping hand
    he took his life for us
    he got beaten and died on the cross for us
    he always will help us believe
    he will never let you bleed
    he helps you through the good and bad
    he is are only lord
    God

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    • Willem VanVoorthuysen (5/8/2005 8:43:00 PM) Post reply

      Dear Morgan, You are so right! May God bless you for having the courage to witness in poetry. Keep writing Christian poetry, but also try to read as much of it as possible. That will help strength ... more

  • Morgan Barbaro (3/16/2005 6:11:00 PM) Post reply

    hi

    God
    He is mine
    gives me everything like:
    a helping hand
    a shoulder to pout on
    a person who you can talk to
    a person who never leaves you behind
    a person who you can look up to
    That is why we should praise him
    for dieing on the cross for us
    for giveing his life away for us to live
    all we need to do is thank him
    IN GODS NAME AMEN
    I WILL ALWAYS LUV YOU
    CHRIST MY LORD AND GODDESS

  • Morgan Barbaro (3/16/2005 6:02:00 PM) Post reply

    hey
    i love this poem because it relates to all the girls

    Love

    he is so cute
    i wish he wouldnt look at me
    his hair is so fine
    it glares in my eye
    his teeth are as pretty as me
    i wish he would take a 2nd look
    i try not to stare
    but i cant i wish he felt the way about me
    hopefully we will come together
    i wish this wish for once will come true

    by morgan barbaro

    P.S
    i hope you'll like it
    bye

  • natomeal speakerpaste (2/16/2005 3:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Byerline,
    i don't require cards
    i thought the jokers were the best part
    on with your literary art
    i appreciate your word toss
    i want to know your next thought
    now what

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  • Justin Byerline (2/4/2005 3:40:00 AM) Post reply

    here is some freeform
    i live in a box
    and call it a life
    wander around wondering who i will see or what is going to happens but it all seems the same to me
    i wake up day after day with love in my heart
    and are my intentions
    and go to bed completely dissapointed
    i look forward to poptarts and poker
    and a deck with no jokers

  • Justin Byerline (2/4/2005 3:37:00 AM) Post reply

    its funny that you can 'rate' the poems on here
    actually makes me kinda giggle because i dont know about the rest of you but i dont really care the rating my poems get
    they are my thoughs. can you put a grade on a thought?
    just seems like grading a blank sheet because half the time when people read it they dont really grasp it
    at least not to the length that the writer would.
    i consider my best work a poem called tour through insanity
    give it a 1 :)

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