Kurt Beard

Freshman - 530 Points (10-03-1982 / Columbus Ohio)

On Poem - Poem by Kurt Beard

I like poetry
You can break the rule of grammar
You can write a sentence without punctuation I wont stop you or will I
You, can put, way, too much! punctuation in a sentence
You have to spell words right but don't have to use them well
or dew you?
You can write a long sentence about the poets ability to write a short sentence
You can rhyme for a time
then return to prose I suppose
You can let participles dangle
or hold them up
You don't care and neither should I
If it's not clear it's called a poetic expression
As long as it ends fine that is fine.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression, poetry, rules

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I told my college creative writing professor I didn't enjoy writing because I didn't know grammar. He told me to just write poetically then no one would notice.
I wrote this to be a bit silly yet true. I do enjoy poetry because I am free to take the rules then break them. This poem breaks rules just for fun. As you read remember fine (fee'-nay) is a music term meaning finished or end

Comments about On Poem by Kurt Beard

  • (8/3/2015 2:14:00 AM)

    Totally with you on breaking the rules. I do know them but have much more fun when breaking them and upsetting those tried and true poets of old. Yes, as a musician first of all, I remember - fine. Lovely and tantalizing poem, I enjoyed it very much. Lifted my poetical spirits, I appreciate that! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 18, 2015

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