Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(8/24/2005 7:10:00 PM)
In the spirit of Carter the man from the desert I announce what y'all have been waiting for: A rhyming poem about current events. No similarities beyond the rhymes.
(8/24/2005 4:02:00 PM)
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.. and you forgot the fifth thing, Lamont - you might even get a polite, helpful suggestion or two, via the messaging service... something far more valuable than the other four, and not infrequent, happily...
(8/24/2005 2:44:00 PM)
I think she means if the critiquer does not understand the sentiment of the poem its unfair to give it a low rating. For the record, the sentiment of the poem is secondary to me. I look for originality, fresh language and inventive phrasings. I read countless poems that make wonderful sense but are poorly written, employing warmed-over, cliched figures of speech or not attempting musicality at all. So whether I 'get' the poem or not, thats irrelevant to me.
(8/24/2005 2:32:00 PM)
I would say that for the poet NOT to understand the sentiment behind the poem that they WROTE is a rather significant failing! Your statement is priceless, Ahari. Unless we are dealing with something complex. We are usually not.