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Poetry websites

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Eureka!, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Any recommends from the poem loving posters of TES? I am interested in sites that accept members' efforts, I suppose.
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    No. Poemhunter takes submissions from members but it's mostly drivel and the site itself is so full of graphics and adverts it's quite annoying. But you could have a look.
     
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  3. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    In what way would you say? Doggerel? Sentimentalism?
     
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Both.
    Lots of people writing because someone has told them poetry is an appropriate response to bad experiences but without knowing that
    poetry isn't just
    taking a new
    line
    every now
    and every then.
    It can be quite hard going because some people are clearly talking about awful things which have happened to them.
     
  5. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Something more whimsical for me I think
     
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    You got caught up in the rhythm there.
     
  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I felt I had to do justice to the source material.
     
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  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Beware of any person who has the habit of exposing the innocent public to their verse.
    They may have even nastier habits :rolleyes:;)
     
  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Poetry is all about creating patterns in words and language, isn't it? Those patterns are always interesting, I think, even when they're not particularly poetically competent.
     
  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    It's more a lack of pattern, Cute, than a lack of poetically competent pattern.
     
  11. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Taking a new line every now and then at the determination of the writer rather than at the determination of the length of the page constitutes a pattern, doesn't it?
     
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Not all about that.
     
  13. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    No.
     
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  15. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Poetry that breaks the ruler
    Write the wrongs
    Measures the ways
    Destroys the songs
    Ends the rain
    Loosens the tongues
     
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  16. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter


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    Goodness, how you miss the point, cute
    I had thought better of you, cute
    you have such an addiction to being contrary
    That was utter *****
    you are pursuing your argument to score cheap points

    I will bow out and leave you to gloat.
     
  17. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    "PATTERN - a regular and intelligible form or sequence discernible in the way in which something happens or is done."

    No.
     
  18. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    That has a pattern.
     
  19. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Gloating is not my style, cute. And what are you bowing out of?
     
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  20. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Lascarina scored a direct hit.
     

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