writing poetry is so flipping hard
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I'm one of those people caught up in the excitement of learning new techniques. Even though I'm old, I have never edited before and have no formal education, so it's all new to me, I've watched endless Shakespeare and never wondered what an iamb was. I'm having a ball.

Sometimes I get frustrated by not being able to channel the poetry I was writing before through the new forms I'm learning, right now my old style which used to come easily is difficult. I'm in that awkward stage. Smile I'm writing a lot of bad poetry but it's fun so I don't care, and I can work on it to at least take it as far as it can go.

The pigpen dilemma: One member who I really respect says "This may be the best piece you've posted," another member who I really respect says "There is so much wrong here it may not even be salvageable." I'm beating my head against one of those at the moment, trying to remember that I can always go back after I wreck it, but it's interesting to look at it from the critic's eye.

It's an odd hobby with very little to show at the end, but it's mine. Big Grin

And yes, Keith posted some amazing pieces in NaPM, consistently interesting, a standout. And billy, I've read some fine pieces you've posted here. I've read a lot of the practice threads where you weren't overly concerned with perfection and you were playing within the forms. You came up with some great stuff. There are posters here with skills you and I will never have the time or brain to develop, that doesn't mean we can't write a load of shit, some of which will somehow be good.Hysterical
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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 ellajam - 05-19-2014, 08:20 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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