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Martin Swords Male, 64, Ireland (10/2/2008 10:34:00 AM)

Hi R&R Workshoppers Most of what I write does not follow strict

traditional formats, I tend to focus on imagery, word creation,

and internal Rhythm and movement within the text.

However one of my poems - 'It's Better With the Good Eye ' - is a

Villanelle, and I was very happy with how it worked, although I found writing

strict rules was difficult. I don't like strict forms, sonnets etc. easy, and

feel that image and wonder suffer at the hand of form.

All the more respect therefore to Shakespeare and the others who succeeded.

All comments welcome.

Thank You All.

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  • Tulsi Hanumanthu (10/4/2008 4:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I disagree with your statement that 'image and wonder suffer at the hand of form' A true poet is he who DOES NOT LET image and wonder suffer at the hand of form. Content sans Form is as bad as Form sans Content. Form is as IMPORTANT for Poetry as some of the things you've mentioned: imagery, word creation, internal movement etc.s

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    • Martin Swords (10/5/2008 11:38:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Thank you for your comment which I am taking very much to heart. Please consider my poem 'It's Better With the Good Eye' ...a Villannelle. Do you not feel that non-formal work can also be poetic, mo ... more

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