Don't Cry for me Argentina
Blog Posted:1/30/2014 4:47:00 PM
Okay, I am coming clean here and wish to hear what other poets think about this subject.
I am a very lucky man. My life
has been lived relatively free of heartache, pain, loss or suffering. I have not lost a wife, child or even many friends to tragic or young deaths. Most of the death I have personally experienced has been that of older relatives who lived long and fruitful lives.
But … and here is where the questions come in about your opinion …
I write a lot of poetry, in first person, about death. I have written many a poem about losing a child, losing a wife, poems
/love'>lover or someone else very near and dear to me … ALL FICTIONALIZED!!! I just seem to do a better job of writing my poems in first person. What do you think about writing poems in first person about an imagined experience? Is that, somehow, wrong? Or, deceitful? What do you think?
I sometimes get personal comments back from people saying things like, “Sorry for your loss”, etc., and I feel like I have lied to them about my circumstances. But, it’s only a poem. Written in a style that I seem to have the most success with.
What do think? Should I change my ways? Try to make these poems third person?
All comments are welcomed. I do value the opinions of many of you here.