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DMP
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since 07-17-2000
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Oly, WA, the states


0 posted 07-18-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for DMP   Email DMP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DMP

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I just found this site a few days ago, one comment is this, too much love.  In reading through the poetry I see many cliches and themes which are over used and sappy, taking away from the general vibe of the love poem.  The poems that have stood out to me are the ones lacking the "I would die for you" lust but containing the truth of real love.  Aged love, fine wine love.  Even those can be over done.  I could go on, but I would like to hear others thoughts, reactions etc.  blah, blah blah
DMP


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Craig
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since 06-10-99
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1 posted 07-18-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

Hello DMP

If you check on the main site you’ll find that poetry about love tends to be the most popular, in fact a large proportion of all poetry written, that is being written, or will be written is on that very subject. The reason seems to me to be pretty clear, love is a pretty strong emotion and emotionally driven writers tend to let out those emotions in the form of poems. The consumer, or reader, is also guided when in such a state to seek out and read these emotional outpourings.

The cliches, overused words and sappiness you describe is probably due to the fact that the writer is either:

A) A beginner, in which case he/she will probably get better from being here.

B) Called Craig, in which case he probably won’t.

C) Overcome by the above mentioned emotion, in which case he/she is past redemption (and good luck to them)


Thanks for the chance to read and reply.


Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

Brad
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since 08-20-99
Posts 5896
Jejudo, South Korea


2 posted 07-19-2000 01:33 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Well, I agree but the strength of this site is in its diversity - I hope.  We have a forum for people more interested in 'serious' poetry and talking about it, and we have a forum for dark stuff, for spiritual stuff, and we have a forum for sharing whatever you want to share (two actually).  

I have never hid the fact that I'm not a big fan of the poetry you mention but that's just  my opinion - others seem to enjoy it. You are certainly welcome to peruse CA and even if the poetry isn't quite up to speed, you can try to make it better by offering your opinion.

Thanks,
Brad  
 
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