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hartfire hartfire 56-60, F 10 Answers Dec 24, 2011

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read TREES,by joyce kilmer.nice sentiment bad poetry!read almost anything by Keats,Shelly,Milton.even if they are off their game,this is good poetry.thats my story and I"M sticking to it.peace

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Poetry is any piece of writing with a surface meaning and a deeper meaning. There is no such thing as bad poetry.

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I've been writing poetry since my teens and I have yet to find an answer to this.<br />
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Cryptic poetry is my personal issue; it isn't a case of working to understand what the person writes, it *should* be me understanding (at whatever level) what the person writes. Some love such poetry, but it isn't for me when it's too cryptic. Rhyming poetry is easy for everyone who reads it, but only if it's done with a well balanced rhyming structure (cadence, for instance.) Othe than this I am open to anything and everything.<br />
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Poetry is highly subjective. I once wrote a poem of absolute 'rubbish' ... it had no sense nor meaning to me and I just wrote down the words. It was voted poem of the month and the explanations of why it was good spewed into the comments section, whilst I sat here laughing my head off because it was utter garbage.<br />
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Short of writing poetry for *yourself* in the style you wish, then your work is up for critical opinion. When you do that it's up to those who view the work to decide for themselves and if we like it or not, it is they who decide (ultimately) if you broadcast it. Forget all the 'tricks' to writing poetry; poetry has *no* boundaries and breaking the rules is included *if* you do it well enough.<br />
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Big subject that I could go on about for ages. These are just a few thoughts.<br />
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[Edit: Beware of poetic snobbery and 'know-it-all's'; trust me, there is still the element of snobbery that will continue forever and a day. Consider food critics and how they work ... that should give you the idea here. Express yourself the way *you* want to express yourself in the *way* you want to express yourself. That will take you 9 tenths of the way there.]<br />
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~F~

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Wow! that was wonderful! It gives me courage, heartens me. Thank you! Those critics... possibly the pickier they get, the less they enjoy their food. There is such a thing as just enjoying the moment. ;)

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Poetry as to rhyme<br />
at the end of each line

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poetry can be found in all things I think the things that makes it good is if you can relate to it or connect to it

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