ivor or ivor.e hogg

(7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Totally Biased

I do not often write free form
to me it is not poetry.
Freely admit my prejudice
I think it’s just a passing phase
Although I can appreciate
poetic and well written prose
This does not make it poetry
When I consult my dictionary
it makes it very clear to me.
All writing must be one of those
It can’t be both at he same time.
Prose poetry cannot exist
an obvious oxymoron
Though modern writer still insist
that what they write is poetry
.It may be really beautiful
and well presented on the page
but definitely not poetry.
Why can they not be satisfied
with their well written thoughts in prose.
Why do they call it poetry
a dandelions not a rose.
Its meter defines poetry
it doesn’t even need to rhyme.
Even free verse had its rules
but writers seem to think today
There are no rules anything goes.
I nail my colours to the mast
Not afraid to let my bias show.


Submitted: Monday, February 04, 2008

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  • Thad Wilk (2/5/2008 12:37:00 AM)

    Hi Ivor! ! I might be biased but i think your right! ! *10*! !
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  • Mary Gordley (2/5/2008 12:10:00 AM)

    A man should stand up for his beliefs. You do that in fine manner in this write. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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