reply to post by coyotepoet
Again, I do always appreciate feedback.
But when you say "this is how you write a poem," you must understand that it may be read as arrogance.
Perhaps you mistook my title for meaning that I am a shy novice at poetry. This is not the case. When I say I have not shared much of my poetry, I
meant here at ATS.
I was first published over 12 years ago.
I have self published a few chapbooks, I regularly perform spoken word in my community and earned my BFA in Creative and Dramatic Writing.
I experiment with many different styles and literally have written thousands of poems. Some as short as a single sentence, others a few pages long.
This is my most recent. It was inspired by Rumi.
I'm not saying all this to gloat, but simply point out that I am not a novice.
You are absolutely correct though. The heart of poetry is being able to say the most with the least. Granted, there's a lot of wiggle room (especially
in spoken word.)
Also, what of the topic do you consider to be BS?
This is from my experience of discussing God with those who do not believe, do not want to believe, and yet still demand answers from those whom do
believe, even though they will not listen.
I also acknowledge that words are not fully capable of capturing the Truth that is God.
I have poems that deal specifically with duality. This, however, is not one of them.
Duality is the best gift we have been given. It allows the Experience to be complete. Without it, we could not be.
I do not believe I said anything in my poem that contradicts this. Do you?
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