writing poetry is so flipping hard
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i see those new to poetry feel so badly for them. i know poetry is still very hard for me to write. i see the leanne's and the milo's of the world and wonder how much effort they must have put into the learning of the thing.
i never realised how much work i would have to do in order to be one of the mediocre poets. i think my excuse is memory, i just find it impossible to remember all the things about grammar, punctuation and poetic devices. it seems there's so many fuckin' rules that have to be followed.

i understand why they have to be followed i just struggle remember them in the first place, and then meter cropped up and wiped it's ugly face across my arse. since learning a very small amount about meter it seems an iamb is not always the iamb i thought it was, sneaky little bastard can be something else.

i've always said i love seeing newb poets works because in them i see the biggest improvement. many come to the poetryfest at a young age with a good capacity to remember what they learn. the ones that try and learn are the ones who i see the biggest difference in. these are the sort who start churning out original well thought out and edited poetry. i envy and admire them so much.

Keith our mod is one such person who actually grew before my very eyes in poetic stature. not sure if he's old or young but he really did grow. so did some others over time.

many just left, they didn't, it seemed want to learn. i often wonder how they're doing.

not sure why i wrote this post except to say it was after reading lorretta's wolf poem. it reminded me of my own poetry, though i haven't improved in a huge way, i have improved.
do i have a question? i suppose not, i'm just rambling if i had to ask a question it would be;

does learning the craft of poetry calm the inner beast or stir it up.

i think my answer is somewhere above
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writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-19-2014, 12:01 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-19-2014, 12:22 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-23-2014, 05:07 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-25-2014, 10:24 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Keith - 05-25-2014, 11:38 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-25-2014, 06:30 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Todd - 05-25-2014, 09:13 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-27-2014, 04:14 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 12:27 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 03:22 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 05:36 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 06:35 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by just mercedes - 04-24-2016, 06:58 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 04-24-2016, 12:45 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 11:29 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-28-2014, 05:39 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 01-09-2017, 09:29 AM



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