Advice To Poets

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Advice To Poets

Postby Ierrellus » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:25 pm

Do not lament a midnight heat
That cannot move from head to feet,
That aches for words, but will retreat
When summoned bare at noon.

No fleeting wisp or taunting sprite
Can force its insight into sight.
You simply write because you write
To share with all in tune.

Your poems must have their time alone
Before they speak for more than one.
The best of poems are never done;
The worst are done too soon.
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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From the mad poet of McKinley Ave.
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Re: Advice To Poets

Postby humunculus » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:15 pm

Excellent!
Most poets nowadays chicken out on rhyme schemes and meter. You nailed the form.
Content is not too shabby either.
The only thing people defend more fiercely than their illusion is their denial.
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Re: Advice To Poets

Postby Amorphos » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:59 pm

I prefer non rhyming poetry, but this is an exception and if it works and just rolls along like that, then the poetry is happening.
The truth is naked,
Once it is written it is lost.
Genius is the result of the entire product of man.
The cosmic insignificance of humanity, shows the cosmic insignificance of a universe without humanity.
the fully painted picture, reveals an empty canvas
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Re: Advice To Poets

Postby Ierrellus » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:43 pm

Thanks humunculus and Amorphos. Rhyme is an old device for aiding memory. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. If the poem has something to say, it is only a matter of personal preference as to how it is written. I hope this short poem says something useful.
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