Oh I agree Christopher....I just want us to "critique" not really judge....that can seem awfully harsh to some. I don't want to see a poet get discouraged because of an innocent comment that was taken as offensive or judgemental. Some people get offended and leave the forum, possibly discouraged enough to lay down their pen.....that is what I DON'T want to see. When poetry is the display of someone's soul, how can anyone label it as BAD Poetry? I just know that 1 or 2 really got their feelings hurt today, I hate to see that....Variety is OK, and also remember we have Beginners thru Publishing Worthy poets in here ! Of course, we're gonna see a variety of quality & style! Let's just be careful as to not damper the spirits of those just starting out.....they are our poets of tomorrow. Jumping off my soapbox for good!!
- poet FemmeFatale
"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet
[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 08-14-99).]