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What is Poetry?

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Rand al'Thor
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since 09-19-99
Posts 32
Rochester, NY, USA


0 posted 09-19-99 10:43 PM       View Profile for Rand al'Thor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rand al'Thor's Home Page   View IP for Rand al'Thor

What is poetry?
Why does it rhyme?
Must one always mark rythm,
cadance, and time?

Is punctuation important?
Commas, periods, and question marks in place?
Is grammar important?
Mis-use will cost face?

Are you poets so harsh,
if the endings don't match?
On poorly ryhmed prose,
will your ribbing latch?

Or can one let go,
a spirit set free...
To soar through the mindrealms
and invite you to join?

To journey the love of another,
the hate of another,
even the pain of another?

Dare I open my heart?
Bare my breast to your knife,
and allow you to pardon, encourage,
or even yank out the bloody thing and leave me lying there wondering why I feel like I am reliving Indian Jones and the temple of Doom?

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I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing...
-- Thomas Jefferson


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Julie
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since 08-20-99
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Houston, TX


1 posted 09-19-99 10:47 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Be as free as you like Rand. I'm not picky.
Something I've been curious about myself.


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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 09-20-1999 04:51 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Randal...you'll find we are a very easy group to get along with. Welcome to the group...and this was nicely done by the way.

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
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Listening to every heart


3 posted 09-20-1999 04:53 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Most of us encourage...all types of poetry and prose...so keep it coming, welcome aboard!
Nan
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since 05-20-99
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


4 posted 09-20-1999 07:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Give it yer best shot, Rand al'Thor...
Artur Hawkwing
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since 06-30-99
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5 posted 09-20-1999 08:08 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

...and don't stop at the moon, don't stop at Pluto, don't even think about stopping at Andromeda's Galaxy!
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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Illinois


6 posted 09-20-1999 08:23 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Welcome! We don't mind, here there is poetry of all kinds!
Rand al'Thor
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since 09-19-99
Posts 32
Rochester, NY, USA


7 posted 09-20-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for Rand al'Thor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rand al'Thor's Home Page   View IP for Rand al'Thor

thanks to you all... I was feeling whimsical when I wrote that...

I have noticed some bulletin boards are a little rough on newbies, so I thought i would dash that off as a kind of joke ...

I think this place is gonna be fun.

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Half a mind is a terrible thing to waste!!
 
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