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Lot's of new faces while I've been away busy and quite a few old ones seem to still be around. What is it about this site that keeps us coming back even when definately know we have no time to do so.

Is it the layout? I've seen sites that carefully wrap your words in silk and graces, and do a good job as well. I seen people leave because their opinions and words have caused arguments. I've seen people reply to comments left on poetry posted years ago, so they are still in touch.

Probably the best thing I've seen is the development of peoples writing, but I must admit the thing I like the most, and learn the most from, is the hundreds of different views posted in response to peoples work. I am sure that this is what makes this site unique. As much importance is given to the presentation of comments as the actual work itself... and isn't that where we all learn!

Lot's of new faces (or should I say hands), though I have noticed a lot more work not being commented on, which is a shame. Writers want comments, your opinions count, it doesn't matter what standard you think your writing is at, I for one need reaction to see what I need to do to improve. I do not write poetry for poets or writers I write it for readers! (and myself of course)

Don't be afraid to comment, don't be afraid to challenge of reject a comment, your work is your own, your views are your own. And incidently this is only my views and opinions I have no conection with any of the people running or staffing this site.

I love poetry, I will rhyme anything as I feel it improves the power of my writing.... a view not shared by a lot these days. I am fortunate I never have to force rhyme I would scrap the piece if it needed this amount of attention, I'm far too lazy!

I have great difficulty, even now, in knowing what makes a freewritten piece poetry, and seldom comment on freewriting for that reason. The only way I can desribe this is to say that when I have read a poem and didn't realise it was not in rhyme, then it is poetry. I know a few of my colleaugues in the other camp say the same... when they read a piece and do not realise it rhymes it is poetry!

Anyway I've rambled long enough and will just end by saying I have attempted to start a new thread, I am not sure if people new to the site have been involved in these. We have had some damn good threads on Lit that have lasted for weeks, the 'Lit Org Ball' to name just one.

It is just a matter of putting your poetic submission into the comments on the THREAD...easy, have fun. Oh.. and on this occasion please write a load of shite!

Have Fun,

Ivor







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by ivordavies

Ivor's Thread
Here I am Ivor...Always ready to join in a thread...I'm adding a little Myku...It's a stinky one...Kacee

colonoscopy
prep plus six cups gingerale
burning butt-pooped out

( Posted by: Nitz Kitty [Member] On: March 15, 2006 )

Hear hear..
Ivor.

Speaking for myself , I've never ceased to be amazed at your ability to make any two lines rhyme- seemingly effortlessly ,and with such utter facileness.Its not without justification ,therefore ,that you are lionised on this site , just like another gent is on writersintouch.com.

Hope you'll excuse any presumption on my part - entirely unintended - in saying so : but the only pitfall ,or suboptimisation, in confining oneself to restricted circles, is the possibility -distinctly remote in your case- of becoming inward looking.

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: March 16, 2006 )

comments...
I know what you mean I currently have a storey up and am quite disenheartened that no-one has commented on it...Oh well readers/writers please lots of us do need comments to judge our work, we really do not know what quality or lack thereof a piece might have! I too love rhyming poetry and also cannot tell or have any knowledge of freestyle. Also, to all

I may not comment on things but it is not in and of itself a comment, mostly I find myself with nothing worthwhile to say. - or at least nothing I feel confident enough about to write down. as for why I dont comment on technique or style it is because I know nothing of these things...

( Posted by: wally 5 [Member] On: March 16, 2006 )

Typo
Just one correction - please read gentleman or person instead of gent. One would hate to , even unwittingly ,tread on sensibilities .Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: March 16, 2006 )

Out of curiousity
Am I considered one of the old ones? Laughing... Missed you Ivor, glad you found your way back home. Now if I can only find mine...

Nae ;0)

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: March 24, 2006 )

No change-6 years on?
Sorry it has taken me 6 years to finally reply to the comments on this! First thank you all for your words and this reply is in fact also my excuse to speak again to old friends. Yes, unfortunately Nae, I do consider you one of my old friends, though your profile here and on facebook, together with your most recent (2011?) poetry may prove otherwise to everybody!

I know I am the most guilty but I hope a lot of us can get back to writing on Lit again......

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: December 23, 2012 )





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