Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make
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(11-23-2014, 01:52 AM)bena Wrote:  Quote by milo a few posts back:

"As.far as poetry getting better as you age? That is almost pure poppycock. As far as I know, Yeats is the only poet considered to have improved with age after his development period."

I have to disagree.  I've been writing poetry since 8.  From 8-14 was the forced rhyme crap plentiful with clichés. From then to about 19 was the woe-is-me crap.  It was all crap until around 19 when I got married. 

all along this journey I have had many things published, and probably not due to their merit.

I'm most proud of my work the last 20 years. 

so neeners, mr milo.

love ya,

melicious the vulture ....................
you'll never see me coming, dammit.

I have been writing since I was twelve, so my poetry has definitely gone through some major changes.  I used to write soppy, sickeningly syrup for poetry.  At twelve, what else do you write about?  But I truly found my writing voice in 2003 when I started my path of seeking truth.  I"m now 57, and I have found that reading has really improved my writing, for if you write of something you know nothing about, you're going down a slippery slope.  I write rhyming or near-rhyming couplets most of the time, but I have been known to write without it as well.  I do use the archaic language when writing spiritual poetry, for I feel you show respect and reverence in using the 'higher' speech.  I much prefer to write in story form, so at times I do not even call my poetry, poetry, but epic prose in rhyming verse.   Just my two cents worth.  

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(01-13-2022, 03:05 AM)DragonBlue Wrote:  
(11-23-2014, 01:52 AM)bena Wrote:  Quote by milo a few posts back:

"As.far as poetry getting better as you age? That is almost pure poppycock. As far as I know, Yeats is the only poet considered to have improved with age after his development period."

I have to disagree.  I've been writing poetry since 8.  From 8-14 was the forced rhyme crap plentiful with clichés. From then to about 19 was the woe-is-me crap.  It was all crap until around 19 when I got married. 

all along this journey I have had many things published, and probably not due to their merit.

I'm most proud of my work the last 20 years. 

so neeners, mr milo.

love ya,

melicious the vulture ....................
you'll never see me coming, dammit.

I have been writing since I was twelve, so my poetry has definitely gone through some major changes.  I used to write soppy, sickeningly syrup for poetry.  At twelve, what else do you write about?  But I truly found my writing voice in 2003 when I started my path of seeking truth.  I"m now 57, and I have found that reading has really improved my writing, for if you write of something you know nothing about, you're going down a slippery slope.  I write rhyming or near-rhyming couplets most of the time, but I have been known to write without it as well.  I do use the archaic language when writing spiritual poetry, for I feel you show respect and reverence in using the 'higher' speech.  I much prefer to write in story form, so at times I do not even call my poetry, poetry, but epic prose in rhyming verse.   Just my two cents worth.  

Peace out....
)O(
DragonBlue

Whether you write better as you grow older is a function of how bad you were to begin with. Non-native English speakers get better at writing as they age, out of practice. Their native counterparts, on the other hand, particularly the precocious ones, peak when they are young, and become stuffy old codgers moaning about Brexit and Greta Thunberg in their dotage. Their writing is correspondingly shite.
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