Dan Brown

Rookie - 62 Points (20.02.1988 / Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK)

Defying The English Teacher - Poem by Dan Brown

The best possible words,
with the best possible meaning,
in the best possible order,
with the best possible structure,
in the best possible way.
That’s what I was once told poetry is.
But I pushed those boundaries,
and wrote in many different ways.
We should do poetry our own way,
no matter what anyone says.


Comments about Defying The English Teacher by Dan Brown

  • (2/9/2006 10:17:00 AM)


    this, this is definitley the truth
    im with you on that
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  • (2/6/2006 10:38:00 PM)


    An excerpt from Wallace Stevens poem, 'On the Manner of Addressing Clouds'

    Gloomy grammarians in golden gowns,
    meekly you keep the mortal rendezvous,
    eliciting the still sustaining pomps
    of speech which are like music so profound,
    they seem an exaltation without sound.

    Dan, I liked your poem.

    An interesting read is the book 'American Poetry, wildness and domesticity' by Robert Bly
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  • (2/6/2006 7:55:00 PM)


    Amen to that Dan. Well said.
    Rusty
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 6, 2006



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