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(1/25/2006 5:43:00 AM)
An immensely sceptic view Henry. And all I intended to say has already been said. But I'll back it up anyway.
Writing poetry is a form of expression, whether it be good, bad, funny or sad, it is about a person putting thoughts, views, fears and ideas into words. I can't see how there is anything wrong with that. As long as that person enjoys doing so, and is pleased with the outcome, that's all that matters.
You've made writing poetry sound so formal, strict and structured. It isn't. In poetry, there are very few rules, and those there are, you make yourself.
As for 'writing about yourself'. A poem IS a diary. Its just easier on the eye and the tongue. Speaking from a personal perspective, I used to write to vent my feelings. There was no-one there to talk to, so I wrote it down. It helped me, as I'm sure it helps many, and until you've been and experienced it, I think your comments are unjust.
And while the out-pouring of emotion may be simplistic as content, what about the way it is expressed? The way it is structured, worded and read? Because I Know I'VE never found simplicity in that.
(1/10/2006 11:42:00 AM)
Hi, I guess I'm fairly new here, though I've been here a few days.
Feel free to check out my work and tell me honestly what you think of it, be it good or bad.
I can't agree more with Fab Ricciardi's advice on writing, and he couldn't have put it better. Just write what you feel, what you think, what you like, what you hate! Just let it flow freely into your words.
It feels so liberating being able to express yourself, and NEVER be put off after reading other people's work. A poem is only as good as the poet thinks it is, so go ahead. Write. And if you're happy with it, that's all that matters.
Over and Out.