poetry is way cool i like to see/hear attention paid to the rhythm of the words, the pattern of punctuation. and for me, less is more; i
favour brevity where possible. anything too long-winded (not long per se) or florid generally puts me off.
do women like it?
some must, maybe many do.
Liking poetry is not a "gender-specific' thing. Peeps either like it or they don't.
BUT. I will tell ya when it's time for cards (valentine's, birthday, apology) .... the more raving about how fabulous, wonderful, beautiful,
singularly magnificent, love love love you, lol, you get the picture..... in other words,
I once found myself in the dentist’s chair, waiting for the Novocaine to take effect. And the dentist said to me, ‘Ah, you’re a writer, aren’t
you? Just a minute...’ He vanished from the room and reappeared a moment later brandishing a sheaf of carefully handwritten verses.
‘Now, you must be completely honest,’ said he, thrusting the papers into my hands. ‘I want your professional opinion.’
They were unspeakably bad. Sentimental but pretentious guff, executed (I almost said ‘excreted’) in what was supposed to be blank verse. I was
very grateful for the numbness of my face.
(I’m a boy, by the way. The avatar is an old friend of mine.)
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