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Brevity’s my cup of tea in poetry— usually. I relish rhyme. Meter’s sublime. To me, they’re prime— most of the time.
On second thought, I’d rather have blank verse. Express your thoughts sans rhyming patterns, please, while making sure your meter is sustained. Just iambic pentameter will do. If you compose a lengthy blank-verse piece, each word must have a reason to be there! Though similes and metaphors are great, you need not cram one into every line. You’re free to show emotion, but don’t feel each line must be awash in tears and angst. Wait! Who do I think I am? Drop all those restrictions. No other person can dictate to you precisely how to live—or how to write, how much emotion to show, how to convey it, how DEEP you should delve (Not all poetry is MEANT to be deep!) how frequently you should use figures of speech, the style or form that should be your means of expression . . . . Be it rhymed and metered or restriction-free, just give me honest poetry that touches me and lets me see a glimpse of you—or a glimpse of me! Date: January 20, 2020 Contest Title: Jump Poetry Contest Placed 2nd Sponsor: Sheri Fresonke Harper February 1, 2020, entered in Rob Carmack's Premiere IV Open

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Date: 1/29/2020 3:22:00 PM
hey, really nice jumping around you did there!! great way to take that theme. I wish I had thought of it!! and congrats on your win.
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Date: 1/25/2020 7:06:00 PM
Congrats on 2nd place finishing! I liked your creative take. And a nice clean finish.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/25/2020 8:23:00 PM
Thanks so much, Matt. Janice
Date: 1/25/2020 12:25:00 AM
Wow..The way you expressed each stanza in different form is superb.. I thought about it before when Line conduct a contest on 'free vs structured'..But nothing came out from my pen since my ink was dry..Brilliant dear poet..Congrats on your win..
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/25/2020 8:32:00 AM
THANKS A MILLIOM, Jenish. Janice
Date: 1/24/2020 9:02:00 PM
Janice, you taught me something today, I wasn't sure what she was asking. Congratulations on your win.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/24/2020 9:23:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 1/24/2020 5:33:00 PM
Congratulations Janice on your second place win in the "Jump" contest. Thanks very much for reminding people about the craziness of poetry and how you can jump between forms and combine them. Despite the mix of forms, you kept the poem under your control. Thanks for entering it.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/24/2020 9:25:00 PM
Sheri, I am SO HAPPY with my podium win. THANK YOU. And thank you for sponsoring! Janice
Date: 1/24/2020 8:34:00 AM
Love this, Janice! So much to explore in the world of poetry! I write much brevity and free verse but every once in a while stretch those poetic muscles, roll up the sleeves and get into meter and rhyme!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/24/2020 8:39:00 AM
Thank you so much, Kim. Janice
Date: 1/21/2020 9:48:00 AM
Love this, Janice! And oh so cleverly written, too! I hope this piece does well in the contest! :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/21/2020 10:08:00 AM
Thanks SO much, Laura. Janice
Date: 1/21/2020 7:37:00 AM
I enjoyed this dialogue on poetic styles and the contrasting viewpoints--skillfully executed--your message's well delivered. All the best, Janice.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/21/2020 10:09:00 AM
Thanks so much, Vijay. Janice
Date: 1/20/2020 9:10:00 PM
Wow! Just love how you executed your jumps so flawlessly, like a champion Olympic figure-skater! And the great form exhibited within each form! I predict a gold medal for you, Janice. This is a resounding fave for me! Thanks, Gershon
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 1/20/2020 10:49:00 PM
Gershon, your kind words have certainly MADE MY NIGHT! God bless you. :-)