can post a poem in the hope of getting some constructive criticism without fear of ridicule or sustaining a verbal mauling.
I'm real sorry that you feel that way The opinion I stated to chops was my opinion
which I also stated and I was after all stating it to chops, not synthetic.
I can only wonder if you've read any of my other posts to synthetic?
Please tell me if this sounds like "ridicule or sustaining a verbal mauling." to you?
Here are just a few examples
Not sure what you're looking for here??? How long have you been
writing poetry? Are you posting elsewhere on these poetry blogs?
What are others telling you about your writing? Have you tried any
I try to give people my honest opinion and if you're posting in a critical forum,
I assume you are looking for help. Unfortunatly, I don't see an improvement
over the last post of yours I commented on. I think the best advise I could
give, would be to find a poetry workshop where you can get some help
with your writing skills.
There is no malice intended toward you here Synthetic. I do try to help
folks where I can, and my opinion should only be construed as my opinion.
I was trying to be diplomatic. Like many, I have a harder time fixing my own poetry than I do others.
I think, perhaps, that is the problem here.
A little trick I learned from an old girlfriend is to print, or write
a poem out in the form of a letter. For me, and others, this helps to show where there is a problem with
context and clarity.
I wanted to come back here to apologize. Sometimes I will economize on my use of words to make a point and come off sounding abrupt, or offensive. It usually has nothing to do with whom I'm writing to, I may have something in mind I think is more important that I want to move on to. I may be making breakfast and it's time to turn the eggs. What I meant to say was: You probably don't need to explain, I think you're trying to write irony, but it's just not coming out that way, or at least it's not for me.
Let's see, if I wanted to write using irony, what would I do? Heck synthetic, this is the internet. I could go to google and search for irony. I could use wikipedia to get some backgound and understanding of irony. I could read poems and stories and jokes that use irony, I could pay attention to, not only what is being said, but how a writer is using it.
I don't think irony is coming home and not finding someone and then not hearing their voice. I think it would be more like hearing someone's voice and then finding they're not there.