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Read the Longer Stuff

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Below is the poem entitled Read the Longer Stuff which was written by poet Robert Pettit. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Read the Longer Stuff

When you have time, read the longer stuff.
                                   You don't know what you've been missing.

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  1. Date: 12/14/2011 8:41:00 PM
    HI,Robert. I love this crystalline, and I do read longer stuff of my friends here. When we establish relationships with other poets, it's just easier to make the time for their longer works. Normally, I just prefer short poems. Over 30 lines in most poems turns me off. I would prefer to read a book with lots of small poems than a book with several long ones. that's just me! But you are right, I am sure there are many well written super long ones out there!!

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 4:18:00 PM
    Speaking of deceptive titles... I like this though. The last line sounds much more real and serious than that phrase usually does. On a related note, sometimes long poems are not as good as their shorter counter parts because languishing as much time and thought on a line in an epic as one would in a haiku is impossible. The extra freedom they give the poet can be very bad. If the poet is very good though, it can be more of a good thing.

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    Date: 12/14/2011 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This has been one of the better comments I've received since I have been on soup.
  1. Date: 12/14/2011 1:16:00 PM
    I loved your write, it is so very true! It's a great poem, and I will read the longer poems as well! Bring em to me! Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 12:47:00 PM
    Too true x

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 12:18:00 PM
    I have been afraid to write the longer stuff.I felt as if no one had the time to read it when I did write it.So true your words are.