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7/22/2016 8:19:10 PM
Topic:
Please give me *serious* critique

Ranjit Iyer
Posts: 4
TJ_Arnone wrote:
Actually, I more than like your non-rhyming sonnet. Trying to understand the meaning here (had to look up the bigly words, pusillanimity and appellation). Are you saying the narrator was cavalier and lacking in the courage necessary to pursue his secret love?



Thanks for the comment! I thought I should have been more specific about the poem's theme, myself. I basically wanted to discuss the idea of "beauty without description."
7/22/2016 1:45:48 PM
Topic:
Isolation

Terry Robinson
Posts: 32
Don't just dismiss me as unusual,
Spend a day inside my head.
Don't talk to me.
Sit in silence with me.

Your world isn't my world.
Sitting on the sofa is my world.
My tea, sat on its coaster,
is my world.

A dredge of voices
keeps me silent.
A fear of hearing torn words
stretches my understanding.

I am pregnant with inertia.
My birthing has no due date
and I experience no feelings of growth,
just a barren, desolate contour around me.

'Get out', you say.
'Meet others'.
'My mind gets out', I say.
'My mind has conversations'.

I am comfortable in smelling
only me. Tasting only my lips.
Touching only my body.
Belonging, only to me.

If my world is cold,
I can't feel it.
If my world is isolated,
I can touch it.

If it is bitter,
I can't taste it.
If it is noiseless,
I can hear it.
edited by trobbo44 on 7/22/2016
edited by trobbo44 on 7/23/2016
7/22/2016 11:08:00 AM
Topic:
The Lone Wolf, Critique please?

Key V.
Posts: 1
Perhaps I could rely on the maps,

the paved roads and tracks but everybody's seen that, in fact..

I take the route unknown where werewolves roam,

this? Yeah this is my home, everyone's known,

The deer in the leaves, birds in the trees,

can't forget mosquitos that always catch your neck or toe,

the rowed boats, so sundown star shows,

everyone goes..a lot of water, we're more celestial,

adventure's of the night time forever unknown,

heavy heap of fur, with such fragile bones,

we're outsiders, the unwiser,

proves that i'm just more in tune with my provider,

the flame that forever burns fire,

big brown eyes that would never expire,

to the rocky mountain top the trek gets higher,

forever in the moment to howl notice prior.
edited by KEYANKH on 7/22/2016
7/22/2016 3:11:18 AM
Topic:
What is your style?

Robert J. Martinez
Posts: 2
death till dawn wrote:
abuse, depression, sad love, betrayal, dark, sad, deep




Sometimes I think as you. I like such "unhappy" style.
7/22/2016 3:04:44 AM
Topic:
Debasish Dey (just joined)

Robert J. Martinez
Posts: 2
Hi, Debasish Dey! I am Robert, I am new here too) Nice to see you here! I wish you success!
7/21/2016 10:55:58 PM
Topic:
A POEM ABOUT WHY I STOPPED WRITING POEMS

Tom Arnone
Posts: 7
For someone who stopped writing, your, A POEM ABOUT WHY I STOPPED WRITING POEMS is not too shabby! Actually, it's very good. Keep writing! :-)
7/21/2016 10:51:46 PM
Topic:
Honest Critique please.

Tom Arnone
Posts: 7
Not bad at all. A little editing here and there -- but, lots of possibilities. For instance: Last stanza, second line: remove I; and, last stanza, fourth line: remove When. Like this:

But close to it I surely was,
My narco-ed mind amid had lain,
At hell's door without a fuss,
With maddened mind I'd cut my vein!

Improved word flow.... :-)
7/21/2016 10:22:56 PM
Topic:
A hundred or more there were

Tom Arnone
Posts: 7
Interesting and touching, Gabe. I wish I understood the meaning. Who are the hundred or more and their betters?
7/21/2016 10:17:57 PM
Topic:
Please give me *serious* critique

Tom Arnone
Posts: 7
Actually, I more than like your non-rhyming sonnet. Trying to understand the meaning here (had to look up the bigly words, pusillanimity and appellation). Are you saying the narrator was cavalier and lacking in the courage necessary to pursue his secret love?
7/21/2016 9:04:40 PM
Topic:
Can someone critique my poem about a ant death

Tom Arnone
Posts: 7
Nice, if unusually worded, imagery. Your use of the comma is unnecessary in stanza one, line four; and in stanza two, line two and four. The commas in stanza three, lines one and two are debatable. Of course, you may, rightfully, disagree. I, too, am often plagued by visitations from departed roaches and water bugs.... ;-)
7/21/2016 8:31:28 AM
Topic:
Critiqued and Noticed

Victoria N. Kuster
Posts: 2
ranjit8791 wrote:
Hi all!




If I want to get my poetry *seriously* critiqued and noticed, what should I do? Can I do that right here on poetrysoup (where do I post?) or do I also need to visit other websites, social media, books/magazines, etc.?




Thanks!



Hi, I think you can pubish your poetry here, but the best way for you is to post it on other sites too. In my opinion it will be cool thing)
7/21/2016 8:21:46 AM
Topic:
Well hello there!

Victoria N. Kuster
Posts: 2
Hello, nice to see you here! I am a new too)
7/20/2016 10:37:02 PM
Topic:
help

KJ Hooten
Posts: 3
I used to post poems all the time, and had no problems. I tried posting one tonight and it didn't show up. So I tried again. And again. Is it supposed to take time to be accepted? Have the rules changed? Am I in a different universe?
edited by hooten on 7/20/2016
7/20/2016 3:14:35 PM
Topic:
Watch The Secret Life of Pets Movie Online

ladak rubi
Posts: 2
Watch The Secret Life of Pets Movie Online
7/20/2016 9:12:51 AM
Topic:
Israel declares open war on France, Europe...

Indiana Shaw
Posts: 1
Seems the "Jews" are behind a lot of things claimed in history to be in the hands of "Others" . . .

"Will" we ever "Learn" or do Know but just pass a "Blind eye to it all . . .

"Until" it ends up in your own "Backyard" ~ I guess not . . .
edited by Indiana.59 on 7/20/2016
7/20/2016 7:17:39 AM
Topic:
Please give me *serious* critique

Ranjit Iyer
Posts: 4
Beauty Poem 1


What cherubim or spirits shall entreat
To preach the litany of thy beauty?
If rhyme and meter be the judge,
Then let my odes of bygone years
Fill dunes of sweet romanticism
With the stink of pusillanimity and nonsense.
Shall the minstrel regale thee in coquettish glee,
When springtime comes? What are his lyrics and songs
To describe the rapture of the gentle looks
That I long to hear alone.
Will spiteful maidens sob in the arms of their lovers
As you busily pass on the corner road?
What to speak of such frivolous indiscretion?
Only beauty without appellation will know.
7/20/2016 7:14:18 AM
Topic:
Critiqued and Noticed

Ranjit Iyer
Posts: 4
Hi all!




If I want to get my poetry *seriously* critiqued and noticed, what should I do? Can I do that right here on poetrysoup (where do I post?) or do I also need to visit other websites, social media, books/magazines, etc.?




Thanks!
7/20/2016 7:07:08 AM
Topic:
New to poetrysoup

Ranjit Iyer
Posts: 4
Hello All!




My name is Ranjit Iyer. I live in Chennai, India (although I used to live in southern California, USA). I am new to this forum.




I have always considered myself to be an aspiring poet, but I haven't written that much lately. I am trying to get my poetry noticed, *critiqued*, and published. Can anyone help me with this process (websites, forums, social media, books/magazines, etc.)? I would certainly appreciate any advice you could offer.




Thanks again!
7/15/2016 3:45:55 PM
Topic:
Can someone critique my poem about a ant death

The Seeker
Posts: 2
Ants in the afterlife? Then I assume we'll still need Raid (sigh).
7/15/2016 2:21:28 AM
Topic:
Feedback appreciated. Constructive criticism okay,

Jolene Cheyney
Posts: 58
David, I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. Positive comments encourage me to keep writing.

Blissymouse, thank you for helping me to make my work better. I used voice dictation and that's the numeric form that was chosen by the cell phone. I will go make the changes right away. Thank you again.




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