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Poet deVine
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0 posted 10-19-2002 03:22 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Where are you in your writing life? What do you want to do with your gift? Where will you go next?
Janet Marie
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1 posted 10-19-2002 05:41 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

You mean I have a life???


I want to further develope my free verse...I have basically written rhymed poetry since a teen. I want to get more confident with free verse...learn the line breaks and work the imagery and so on like those here who do it so very well.

Most of all I want to find the words to describe the awe and humilty I felt when I saw the ocean for the first time ever last month...I am still at a loss to express all that I felt and saw when acheiving that life long dream.
(thank you MC)

It took me 44 years to get there..I hope it dont take me that long to find my words.  *L*
My muse is still on the beach


Poet deVine
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2 posted 10-19-2002 06:05 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Janet...I know what you mean. When something we've waited for happens, the emotion is so hard to explain. These are for YOU:
http://volusia.org/beach/daytona.htm

http://www.mbayaq.org/vi/vi_aquarium/vi_monterey_cam.asp
Janet Marie
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3 posted 10-19-2002 07:02 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

OH WOW...those are sooo COOL...that Aquarium Deck Cam in Monterey (first page, lower right corner) swings around out over the ocean when you put your mouse on it and drag left or right...

thank you Sharon!!!! I've been missing the ocean so bad since coming back!!  

S Arthur Grey
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4 posted 10-19-2002 09:19 PM       View Profile for S Arthur Grey   Email S Arthur Grey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for S Arthur Grey

Where am I?
Struggling with sleep deprivation trying not to let this get squeezed out of my life.
What do I want to do with it?
Let it freee all of that stuff ricochetting around in my head, or wherever it is.
Where will I go next?
Geez, I haven't a clue.  How about on a long vacation with another writer?  Now that would be a trip!
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5 posted 10-21-2002 09:49 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

thinking of quitting... that is where I am...and I guess that decision will tell me where I am going...If I stop..nowhere. If I continue...then it will be because there are things still needing to be expressed...
guess it is a selfish way of looking at things, but I write for me, and my style and or lack of talent haven't stopped me from expressing the things I felt were important to me. The rest of you...well...I always hope the things I write have some connection to at least someone that reads them, but the motivation is generally quite selfish...it is inside..and needs to be outside... ( smiling)

Yes..I am always gratified if something I write touches someone else, and yes other people matter to me... and yes I don't spell or type worth a hoot.. and yes... I

well you know... I care about all of you...
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I'm with Moth-girl... free verse is the final frontier for me.  I've written a few and am pretty pleased with them, actually, but I want to learn to work on this whole "cadence" thing.  

After that, I want to work on my website, and add more to my lists of formats and poetic devices.  In this I'd also want to expand my  own knowledge of formats and devices, just to better myself as a structural poet.

So I guess my two goals kind of glare at each other, but that's OK... I can do it.  

Parasite

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Before you place your poetry before the people.
~Andrey Kneller

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7 posted 10-21-2002 04:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ain't he sweet? *beaming at ron*

and what's next? I think I've got enough pots bubbling on the stove now...and? I'm still looking for some magic thread to tie those notes into something readable. Working on a short story...and I've got about 8 poems in my head fighting to get out.

I really just wish I could be normal.

HA!
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8 posted 10-21-2002 05:29 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I've been reading more and more poets lately, and I think after a while, their rhythms and devices get encoded into your own work, no matter how subconsciously.

I've been reading a lot of Joyce lately, too. Not so much his poems, but things like Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

As to what I'd like to do with my writing? Get published. Somehow get a way to be paid for what I love doing. I'm at a discouraging point right now -- not writing wise, just life wise. So it would be nice to be able to live off my writing. To that point, I've been submitting around, been published a few times in small anthologies and journals, and keep up a monthly reading schedule for an open mic here or there.

The last question I cannot answer. I think every poem just leaves a new question, getting closer to a new answer.
Janet Marie
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9 posted 10-21-2002 06:30 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Ron???
"thinking of quitting" ... "lack of talent"???

AHEM....now dont make a moth walk on her lips to shake some sense into you.

If I remember correctly you taint that far from me.... *L*

I got news for ya poet sir...poetry tis in your blood...ya cant quit..the muses take breaks...but sooner or later the need to write the emotions in words comes around....and as for that lack of talent comment..are you disputing me mothy worship??? my poetic judgement???

I didnt think so...
Janet Marie
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10 posted 10-21-2002 06:32 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

KA?? you cant "be normal" ....
youre a "Wonder"

anonymousfemale
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11 posted 10-22-2002 03:58 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

I'm currently fiddling around with a lot of styles at the moment. Some I'm happy with, others I'd prefer to burn.
Gift? *looks at Brian* Umm...I'd eventually like to get myself into a course that I've been looking at over the past couple of weeks and expand it further there. Hopefully something good will come out of that and I can terrorise the public with my lack of censorship.

Anti Lemming Crusader - Fight against the conformity!

Mark Bohannan
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12 posted 10-24-2002 12:16 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

In my real life as far as poetry goes.....hmmmmm ... well let's see, I still am turning to the gifts given to us as my metaphors  and settings but looking to expand them so they don't sound routine or same o same o.  In other words, I don't want someone to read my works and then hear them say to themselves " Well, this sounded just like one of his other pieces."

As for my gift.....first off you have to know that it has taken me a long time to look at my works as any sort of gift...rofl......but hey, at least I see it now.  ( Ask JM, she can tell you)   I would be very elated in just knowing that one of my poems meant something to someone enough to change a part of their life for the positive even if it only served as inspire in the positive manner.

As for where I want to go with my poetry, well part of that is in the works but will not say much now, the other part is that I wish to become more comfortable with free-verse and prose and expand in that area a lot more than I do now.  I have a tendency to rhyme and don't want my poems to become cliche' and I don't want to be seen as being only able to write in a certain style.  Don't get me wrong, I think it is a compliment if someone can read one of your works and not seeing a name on it ... just know that it is yours because of a signature style but I don't want to get locked into that.  I feel as if a lot of my works are that way.  Same cadence, same style, same o same o.  Don't want my poems to become mundane.  

If time were taken from the heart of man then we would have no way to measure the pain of love

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13 posted 10-24-2002 03:03 AM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder


Well, Sharon, I'd say I'm about where I've been for the last year or so writing wise. I have managed to cut a lot of the fluff out of my free verse and I've gained direction in my writing.  Over the last ten years of my writing life, I've advanced enough that I'm not complaining, but I still see room for improvement. (sorry about the pause, I just spilled water all over myself)  As for my gift, well, I don't think it's going anywhere, hopefully.  So I figure I'll just let it keep hiding until I have more time for it.  And as for what I plan to do next...simple.  I'm going to bed.
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14 posted 10-26-2002 05:02 AM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

I really feel that I have improved in my writting compared to poems written a couple of years ago, but I know that I can do better. I don't consider myself anywhere near as good as most of the poets here but I love to write poetry and as long as I have the urge to write I will do so with but one goal, to someday maybe make a difference in someone's life with my words.
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15 posted 10-26-2002 10:40 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I'm at the point in my writing life where I feel able to tackle what I want to do with my gift, which means I'm already headed where I'm going next.
 
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