Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(3/23/2005 6:24:00 PM)
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Thanks for your kind comment about my criticism. As for my own poetry, sorry I don't write any. But I am an avid poetry reader. As you know, I enjoy reading your poetry even though I am critical of it from time to time. I'm glad you're open to criticism. Others have a difficult time with it and actually believe that if you don't engage in an activity yourself you have no right to engage in criticism of it. It's asinine logic, of course, because it means you shouldn't criticize politicians unless you are a politician, and you shouldn't criticize films unless you're a film-maker, etc. If you’re interested in some other amateur poets around here, some of the ones I think are pretty talented are Lenchen Elf, Richard Hansen, Sherrie Gonzalez-Kolb, Christine Magee, and others that don’t come immediately to mind.Replies for this message:
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(3/23/2005 1:09:00 PM)
I would like to know if you have any potry on poemhunter, only I have looked for some and I canot find any, do you go under another name, Only I would like very much to comment on your work. I would like to find out which way your pen flows.Only I too am a good critic, if your poetry is as good, as you are a critic
then I shall enjoy reading it very much.
(3/23/2005 2:36:00 AM)
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Good evening to you Gypsy, you could place some brief comments right under the poem (s) , it has been done frequently before, although it probably needs to be considerably shorter than the poem itself.
(3/23/2005 2:04:00 AM)
Good Morming, Afternoon and Evening (where ever you all are) ,
I have a question that I wish to set free into this jungle. Does anyone know if the powers that be are thinking about adding a field where we can provide details (If we want to) on what it was that inspired a particular poem and the circumstances that it was written under?
And my next question is if we did have this facility would it a) Be helpful for the reader to provide more insightful comments and ratings on the poem?
Or b) Be seen as a failure on the poet for not having the ability to paint a broad enough picture of their poem in first place?
I for one would really like to give more of an insight into the background of my work. Look forward to your comments.
(3/22/2005 9:10:00 PM)
That's the old German in me, always tried to be on the forefront, also very upfront, if you know what I mean. Beats beating around the bush which is something the Innuendo People do.
I also pride myself in having a very keen eye (no sign of presbyopia or bias-jaundice) which helps tremendously to read even between the lines.
Relieved it wasn't anything personal, though.
(3/22/2005 8:46:00 PM)
Nothing personal.. but funny you were the first to respond..
(3/22/2005 8:40:00 PM)
Keep wondering Sonja. Why don't you just come out and say what's on your mind?
In case the wondering that you are referring to was aimed at me (presumptious, I know) the message I left for the wonderful new poet Gypsy was an explanation of how to navigate the site better.
But enough of this personal stuff, just wanted to spout out some things.
(3/22/2005 7:56:00 PM)
This forum was certainly becoming a place for people to sound out their thougts, but will it be eclipsed by personal issues, I wonder? .......
(3/22/2005 7:24:00 AM)
Gypsy, you now have a reply hidden under reply.
Just in case you have not seen that small number (it took me a while!) .
(3/21/2005 9:06:00 PM)
Can some kind fellow Poem-Lover kindly enlighten this SBK as to the meaning of the following words and/or phrase in Phillis Wheatley lovely poem “An Hymn To The Morning” copied below?
Line Words / Phrase
01 lays … nine
20 abortive song
An Hymn To The Morning
by Phillis Wheatley
01 ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
02 Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
03 In smoothest numbers pour the notes along,
04 For bright Aurora now demands my song.
05 Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
06 Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
07 The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
08 On ev'ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
09 Harmonious lays the feather'd race resume,
10 Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.
11 Ye shady groves, your verdant gloom display
12 To shield your poet from the burning day:
13 Calliope awake the sacred lyre,
14 While thy fair sisters fan the pleasing fire:
15 The bow'rs, the gales, the variegated skies
16 In all their pleasures in my bosom rise.
17 See in the east th' illustrious king of day!
18 His rising radiance drives the shades away-
19 But Oh! I feel his fervid beams too strong,
20 And scarce begun, concludes th' abortive song.
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