Poemhunter Statement, Which I Stumbled Upon Here Today, & My Poem Comments Poem by Bri Edwards

Poemhunter Statement, Which I Stumbled Upon Here Today, & My Poem Comments

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THE 'STATEMENT':

'Writing a poem is not about bringing some words together to create some charming sentences. It's so much deeper than that. Writing poetry is a bridge that allows people to express their feelings and make others live every single word they read. Poetry is to educate people, to lead them away from hate to love, from violence to mercy and pity. Writing poetry is to help this community better understand life and live it more passionately. PoemHunter.com contains an enormous number of famous poems from all over the world, by both classical and modern poets. You can read as many as you want, and also submit your own poems to share your writings with all our poets, members, and visitors.'

(author unknown to me)

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MY POETIC COMMENT ON PH's STATEMENT:

I'd much prefer 'some charming sentences', to (some) 'poetry' lines I've read on this site.
But, YES, poetry can and sometimes does go deeper than 'charming', and it's alright......
as far as I'm concerned. Expressing thoughts [and feelings] is 'fine', especially if they're MINE,
but no one makes ME 'live' every single word THEY've written; THERE I do draw the line!

There are many things poetry MAY do, depending on the poet's 'seed' and the reader's 'soil'.
There are some things a poem can NOT accomplish, no matter how much a poet does TOIL.
'Classical' vs. 'Modern'? What is what? 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet'
is a Shakespeare line idiom ('the names of things do not affect what they really are') . Neat!

(May 8th,2022)

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: poems,poets
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Today I discovered one way to solve a recent problem I've had trying to read the first line or more of another PH poet's poem. Sometimes a mysterious (to me) black box covers the beginning of a poem. BUT IF I SCROLL DOWN A BIT BELOW THE POEM I FIND THIS: 'Download image of this poem.'
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Savita Tyagi 08 May 2022

Like your poem so much better than PoemHunter's statement. Good that author is unknown!

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Bri Edwards 08 May 2022

Thanks, Savita, my good friend. Yes, we will have to hunt him/her/'the author' down! ! : )

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The Testimony you rendered to the ‘statement' of PoemHunter is such of beauty, and elegance, is so unique. Thank you Bri, for sharing your take on. Liked it.

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Bri Edwards 10 May 2022

You are a man of exquisite taste! ;)

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Richard Wlodarski 09 May 2022

I really like the PH statement. And, as always, your witty assessment. Thank you, Bri for that and for your solution to the problem with the mysterious black box.

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Bri Edwards 10 May 2022

Yes, the 'black box' problem, which Kim Barney claims he has not encountered. Actually, sometimes the bottom of the 'balck box' is almost touching first line of a poem and I don't know it's the 1st line. ; (

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Great analysis and appraisal by you Bri.....Would love to give you 100 for this poetic statement

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Only a keen detective like you can find out the mysteries surrounding Poem Hunter.....

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Bri Edwards 09 May 2022

I think NO ONE can 'find out' all the mysteries, alas, whatever it means. ;)))))))

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Bri Edwards 08 May 2022

ALSO....please read my previous comment on this page. : )

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