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Rated: 13+ · Folder · Other · #1559373
Poems, I've written recently
I understand poetry like my wife understands cars. She knows how to get behind the wheel, turn the ignition on and drive like hell. It gives me no pride in admitting that my understanding of poetry is analogous to her understanding of cars. I can look at a form, set the rhyme scheme, look at the beats and take off but I couldn't tell you a sestina from a pentammeter. For me it's all ear. Having said this I understand the importance of structure in poetry. To me poetry is akin to making an explosive device. First you have ideas stripped down to bare essentials, then they are forced into the form. The form distorts and further compresses the material into an even more volitile essence, that is packaged as poetry. When a reader begins reading a poem, he/she figuratively lights the fuze and at the end, it explodes, fizzles or waffles in the smoke of ambivilance. Ambivilent poetry makes me shudder. I can almost hear the shriek of a "poet's" muse as the form rips her heart out.
Portfolio -> My Poems
    Rated: E · Educational · #2226355
    The eternal abstraction
    Rated: E · Experience · #2222810
    The awe and beauty of structured poetry is a thing of the past
    Rated: E · Experience · #2222762
    A poem about reconciling compulsion with reality
    Rated: E · Nonsense · #2197377
    Silly Poem
    Rated: E · Nonsense · #1812299
    A guy asks his friend about something that once happened.
    Rated: E · Folklore · #1740009
    Whispers from my muse.
    Rated: E · Action/Adventure · #1740004
    Whispers from my muse.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #1735792
    Different Expectations, different values
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1725188
    Rispetto: Contest Entry
    Rated: E · Religious · #1679234
    This is a poem about the biblical queen, Sheba
    Rated: E · Adult · #1645457
    A poem about a Role Model for UEN Winter Contest.
    Rated: E · Other · #1591993
    A Diatelle for a poetry contest
    Rated: GC · Erotica · #1580404
    A poem about a man, his wife and family planning.
    Rated: 18+ · Erotica · #1578140
    A poem about a faithless nagging wife and a best friend.
    Rated: E · Women's · #1575112
    A poem about an underestimated girl.
    Rated: E · Nature · #1561784
    The awareness of life
    Rated: 13+ · Nonsense · #1559376
    Poem about a smart woman
    Rated: 13+ · Romance/Love · #1556568
    Transition from reality to the Sublime
    Rated: E · Satire · #1553542
    A quatrain poem
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #1552707
    Poem for fantasy novel showing origins of life
    Rated: 13+ · Biographical · #1545921
    A poem about rejection and growing up
    Rated: E · Nonsense · #1545484
    A poem about my first love.
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