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Forget your Hickory-Dickory-Dock
and comparisons to a summerís day.
Your inner narcissist should run amok
and put your nihilism on display.

Speak anachronisticílly, use a brogue --
sure reenact events youíve never known --
poems about the Civil War are vogue --
just Wiki it, and then make it your own,

and arbitrarily
break up the lines
within a sentence then
donít forget to
use en-
jambment, and if you must, slant rhymes
only, or an editor
wonít love you.

Poetry today is just prose without
the clarity of verbal sauerkraut.





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The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.


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The following comments are for "How Teachers Should Teach Poetry Today"
by Poeteye

In Your Face Poetry!
Sorry I missed this James...I thought I was the only one to miss poetry as it was in all it's glory back in the dark ages of my youth!

Call me stuck in a rut...but age has priviledges you know! lol

Maybe I'm just jealous, because without rhyme...I'm totally lost...and most modern poetry today is not "tender" enough for me...the eternal romantic!

So sue me!!!! By the way...I really enjoyed this.

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: March 28, 2012 )

why I write poetry
I never knew a scholar who
could elucidate on poetry poo.
Forget vague disasters
composed by dead masters
and don't wallow in bill & coo.

Poetry needs to expand
and promulgate across the land.
It doesn't take mules
or inkslinging fools
to twizzle bon mots in the sand.

So take it from me if you care
write with a devil may dare.
You can even be rude
with the multitude
by swerving around saviour faire.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 30, 2012 )





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