posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 10:05 PM
Originally posted by CHIYANNE
Originally posted by masqua
The idea that poetry NEEDS to be in rhyme is one that many people have, but I deeply disagree with.
yea but it sounds better dont you agree?
I most definitely disagree. Poetry is not about the art of rhyme, although wordsmiths like Coleridge also practice it. After all, he wrote The Rhyme
of the Ancient Mariner, which is, in my humble opinion, one of the most amazing pieces of poetry ever written. for myself, it's all about how thw
off the tongue and how they affect
the listener (or reader). Poetry is best heard, not read.
In many ways, attempts at making rhyme can produce awkwardness, because the choice of words is limited. To give free rein to your abilities as a poet,
I feel you need to loosen the bindings of restriction such as beat and rhyme.
yea but the content could be mistaken, dont you agree? and others might be against? I would not want to offend anyone.
As in anything else here, you are protected by the Terms and Conditions of this website. If you wish to present a spell as poem, it's all fair...
Bubble bubble toil and trouble
and would it be fair to critiqe a members original art? without being just plain downright mean?
If a member presented a poem and asked for opinions on it, then it would be fair. To be a critic of literary works presumes knowledge and very few
have that education to give. An acquaintance of mine is a contemporary poet, widely known and has a number of famous books of poetry published. He
knows that I write poetry, but never comments on my work. He doesn't because he would not want to cause me to give up trying and yet will not show me
my mistakes for fear of 'tainting' my poetry with his own feelings.
The best thing to do is read it and enjoy the experience of looking through anothers' eyes.