Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Good Poetry

Leo Larry Amadore Avatar Leo Larry Amadore - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Good Poetry which was written by poet Leo Larry Amadore. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Leo Larry Amadore

Best Leo Larry Amadore Poems

+ Fav Poet

Good Poetry

Good poetry
is deeply felt,
is clear and musical --
not muddy and confused,
not inept and thoughtless;
not mere dumb prattle.
A poet must
shape language
to his special needs,
understand its proper uses,
harness its power and,
above all, use it
to display, to celebrate,
to glory in his own innate
creative spark.

Copyright © Leo Larry Amadore

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 4/30/2015 7:17:00 PM
    Well said, Leo. I appreciate good poetry primarily for its use of language more than anything else. I use rhyme for humorous verse, free verse or blank verse for serious. Thank you for reading Humpty Dumpty. / M

  1. Date: 1/22/2015 5:44:00 PM
    Great GUIDELINES! For me poetry is TRUTH and HEART.. After that if very creatively written it sings!!! This write speaks pure truth to me... You nailed it my friend.. A7..

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:56:00 AM
    I have found a new favorite poet of mine here. I FAVE you!!

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:20:00 PM
    Hi Leo yes I can see your reasoning here, very good penmanship, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 10:59:00 AM
    Good explanation of what poetry is and what poetry is not..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Your kind comments are greatly appreciated..Sara

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 7:16:00 PM
    good poetry felt, it paints a picture...tells a nailed it with this one....enjoyed the read!

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 11:02:00 AM
    Uh oh, I suppose some of mine might feel confused, Leo.:( We do "shape language", but in doing so it isn't always understood. This one though, is "Good Poetry" cause you are shooting from the hip. Things to ponder, thank you for sharing! Mikki

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 11:43:00 PM
    Thank you for these guidelines, Leo. I hold your poetry in highest regard, so I will think about all of what you said here, very carefully.

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 5:11:00 AM
    Yes this is so true- I do hope my words fit this well meaning explanation of true poetry, from a novice all the best, brenda : )