writing poetry is so flipping hard
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(05-25-2014, 12:15 PM)LorettaYoung Wrote:  Hi Billy: It is much harder than I thought it would be; calm the inner beast; not for me; I can't tell you how many days that wolf was in my head no matter what else I had to do. As ellajam, I am completely uneducated in writing. Yes, Billy, I like to rhyme; I have intense love of music and the rhyme gives me a rhythm, it's like a different language; making words sing. The rules; meter, dactyls, all that stuff confusing for us new ones, and for me, if it doesn't sound right; the rules don't mean much. Talking about the wolf; I tried to make all the changes that would make it a real poem, I thought I made those changes, mostly, but for sound, and reading I like the original better; for sound; even though I understand the criticism; and that is another dilemma; must we be right to be poetic; or do we have some license here. Good question billy. Loretta
This has happened to me too, editing is a skill I am just learning. Sometimes I need to throw out all the edits and go back to the original and start again, making fewer and more gentle changes. The insight I gained in all those attempts to implement suggestions stays with me; I know my own poem better and can sometimes make better and more subtle choices the second time around.
billy wrote:welcome to the site. make it your own, wear it like a well loved slipper and wear it out. ella pleads:please click forum titles for posting guidelines, important threads. New poet? Try Poetic DevicesandWard's Tips

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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 ellajam - 05-25-2014, 06:20 PM
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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