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Are You A Poet?

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Huan Yi
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0 posted 02-16-2007 09:39 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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Now who here if at all
has described themselves as that
and not been edged way from
or not looked at as an odd cat
that had walked into the room?

It really seems
a cheap trick
by an otherwise dull mind.


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serenity blaze
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1 posted 02-16-2007 09:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Don't mind me John, I'm no poet.

Just the slow kid in yer class.

Not to worry.

I'll send myself to the office.

Edward Grim
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2 posted 02-16-2007 11:53 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

I'm a human.

Head Cheese & Chicken Feet

Juju
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3 posted 02-17-2007 02:29 AM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

Meh.... I am an illiterate poet .   I don't mind having people think I am weird or foolish, but it is who I am.  Poetry is my love and I am willing to be called a fool than deny my love for poetry.  I may not be a good poet, but at least I am a happy, foolish poet.

Juju

PS:  I don't care if this makes me look dumb, I wuv poetry and eventhough I am no "Ed Poe."  Its my love.  

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thougts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

Marge Tindal
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4 posted 02-17-2007 08:22 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


Actually, I have never had anyone back away from me at the mention that I am a poet~

I have found that people want to hear more of why my 'word art' is so inspirational to me and I find that the people I meet are very interested in poetry~

New people that I meet, upon hearing that I am a poet, always want to know if I'm published ... now, I can happily tell them "YES"~

Well, that's my story ... and it's stuck to me~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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Essorant
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5 posted 02-17-2007 11:49 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

A king doesn't stop showing himself as king just because some people get intimidated at his presence.  Nor should the poet stop showing himself as poet just because his glorious aura is a bit intimidating to the lewd and less artful minded folk.
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6 posted 02-17-2007 12:53 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

quote:
I have no beloved, no house, no place where I can live. All the things to which I give myself grow rich and spend me. --"The Poet"

Excerpt from  "Life of a Poet", http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/lifeofapoet.htm

And that works for me.


Not A Poet
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I am Not a Poet.
Juju
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I am.... Juju

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thougts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

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9 posted 02-18-2007 02:20 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*grin*

Karen loves Pete.

Sunshine
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10 posted 02-21-2007 08:02 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

But Pete always makes me want to disagree with himself!
Huan Yi
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11 posted 02-22-2007 09:38 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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So what is a "poet"
as deserves any particular regard
or respect?

None to my mind;
in fact it's yet another definition
of a fool.


John


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Edward Grim
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12 posted 02-22-2007 09:49 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

"in fact it's yet another definition
of a fool."

Ha, yeah right on man. It's about time someone said that.

Head Cheese & Chicken Feet

Essorant
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13 posted 02-22-2007 10:10 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Then you must not have much appreciation for poets or poetry.  Why do you even post at this site?  
miscellanea
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    A poet is one who expresses; it may be through many apparent or  ELUSIVE depths of writing, social classes, etc.  I've read original poetry becomes DEAD after it is placed upon paper for others to interpret.  After the poetry has gained its 'permanence' on paper, does it not change, even to its creator, because the moment of creation has passed and circumstance has changed?  In essence, all of our poetry has died and is in metamorphis to others' interpretation.  

  At that point, we SENSE what appeals to us and what does not.  Strictly, personal choice.  This probably depends on background and location, as we all have different speech patterns and pronunciations.  Sometimes, the most common words can have the greatest depth, depending on their context, therefore, I can't say that great poetry is dependent upon great vocabulary.  Word choice, perhaps, yes.  

  Poetry is food for thought and music to ears.  What food may appeal to us one day, may not the next day.   If we ate only from the plates of "great poets", we may not perceive life situations, emotions, and images that unacclaimed people of expression leave for us.

   On some days, I like to read just for the music of poetry, not for the comprehension.  The alliteration, assonance, etc. can put me into various time periods, such as the Romantic or Impressionistic.

Although I have my favorites, I can honestly say that I can learn something from the beginning expressor, as well as the more "accomplished", which is simply a matter of opinion.    

   I thank you for posing the question!  It's a good one!  


  Incidently, Huan Yi, I like your play on words in the first line!  

   To answer the question, according to my definition, I am a poet, but how good can be determined only by the reader, and only at the particular time it is read.  If the words or thoughts would linger on beyond the reading, I might consider myself good for that instant.  Of the hundreds of poems I've written, only one begs me to read it over and over, soooo, I probably would not consider myself a good poet, but many are unique, having several layers, plays on words or sounds, as well as plays on rhythm.  I've never tried to learn the rules or rhythms of poetry or do I care to.  I am NOT a 100%er when it comes to any theory of any hobby, but I totally respect those who are.  I just don't have the attention span to stay on task.    

miscellanea

  

[This message has been edited by miscellanea (02-23-2007 06:27 PM).]

Edward Grim
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15 posted 02-23-2007 02:50 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Ess, I write poetry but I'm not a poet.

Are you saying that anybody that works on a car is a car mechanic? Are you saying that anyone who has hung shelves is a carpenter? Anybody that's rowed a boat is a ship captain?

"Then you must not have much appreciation for poets or poetry.  Why do you even post at this site?"

Quit trying to start a fight buddy, it's gettin old. And I'm seriously thinking about not posting on this site anymore so there ya go.

Have a nice day.

Head Cheese & Chicken Feet

Essorant
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"Are you saying that anybody that works on a car is a car mechanic? Are you saying that anyone who has hung shelves is a carpenter? Anybody that's rowed a boat is a ship captain?"


No.  Where did you get that from?  


"Quit trying to start a fight buddy, it's gettin old. And I'm seriously thinking about not posting on this site anymore so there ya go."

I'm not trying to start a fight.  Questioning and arguing things are part of this forum.  

Edward Grim
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17 posted 02-23-2007 06:03 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

I'm just saying that you don't have to be a poet to write poetry.

You might not be trying to start a fight but your tone is a little off. That's the nice way to put it.
Huan Yi
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18 posted 02-23-2007 08:58 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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The Fool
by Padraic Pearse

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/Poetry/PadraicPearse.html


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Not A Poet
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I think it is fair to say that anyone who writes poetry is a poet. Now surely what you or I call poetry when we write it may not really be poetry. That certainly does not make us poets then does it? If we write crap then does that make us crappers?
rwood
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Laugh~ Not a Poet~ possibly so, which would be more interesting on a bio, but less impressive to publishers. Who knows?

I once told my brilliant and excessively- active-brain-celled professor of biology that I was a poet in introduction, simply because the whole room was full of physic/science/math majors and I the only English major. Incidentally, I received an expected response, which was an eye-jerk-and roll movement in my direction. Every time I answered a question correctly in class, we all chalked one up for the poet. Made things more fun, what the heck.

Am I a poet? Yeah, I am. And a crapper as well.
Brad
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21 posted 02-24-2007 08:48 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

quote:
I once told my brilliant and excessively- active-brain-celled professor of biology that I was a poet in introduction, simply because the whole room was full of physic/science/math majors and I the only English major. Incidentally, I received an expected response, which was an eye-jerk-and roll movement in my direction. Every time I answered a question correctly in class, we all chalked one up for the poet. Made things more fun, what the heck.


Can't think of a better response than this one.


Huan Yi
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22 posted 03-07-2007 12:15 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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To be a poet
is in some way
to acknowledge defeat

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rwood
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23 posted 03-07-2007 08:32 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Nah, we're just more creative in the ways we pick ourselves up when we fall on our faces.
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24 posted 03-07-2007 10:34 AM       View Profile for fallenangel219   Email fallenangel219   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit fallenangel219's Home Page   View IP for fallenangel219

i    am    a    poet
 
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