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Angel E. B. Female, 31, Sweden (6/19/2013 4:21:00 PM)

I just have a question really.
Is it okay to put a line or two from a musician's lyrics (if it's credited of course) as a complement to your own poem?
Or is that not " allowed" in poetry?
I'm kind of new to this. But I had these great lyrics that I thought would go well with a poem I wrote.

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  • Rookie - 629 Points Jefferson Carter (6/20/2013 5:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    A, I don't really know the answer to your question. If you're " new" at writing poetry, you'd better start reading good contemporary poets. I can give you a list. I've read several of your poems, and they're pretty lame. Stop writing! Start reading! you might improve! (That is, if you care to....)

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    • Rookie - 629 Points Angel E. B. (6/26/2013 9:21:00 AM) Post reply

      Haha, wow, thank you for calling my work " lame" , that is of SO much help to me. I would think that a man of your respectable age would be able to express himself better or to show a litt ... more

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