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PostPosted: Mon Jun 6 18:42:29 EDT 2011    Post subject: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

Poetry is a serious matter
full of serious issues and deep reflection
around every metaphoric corner....

WHO SAID?!?!

Don't tell Lewis Carroll or E.A. Robinson or Maya Angelou.
Please don't break the news to Shel Silverstein or the late great Dr.Seuss!

Take your hubble out of your waggle and calm the funk down!

If the words pour from your lips, from your pen to paper
it's poetry.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 7 5:54:04 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

iwrite - did you mean 'you hubble' or your....?

to green ham & spam. with a bit of hubble
bubble boil(s)
and trouble! heh



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 7 18:03:19 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

wylde wrote:
iwrite - did you mean 'you hubble' or your....?

to green ham & spam. with a bit of hubble
bubble boil(s)
and trouble! heh


yes, thanks for spotting the spelling error.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 9 20:05:53 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

You may wish to shoot me for saying this, but I believe the facile appearance of Lewis Carroll and Angelou's work cannot disguise the fact that their work is still serious and deeply reflective in nature. Although I do not disagree altogether with the message of this poem, I do not believe the examples given back up the point. Now, if you wanted to take the approach that you can also be 'deep' and playful at the same time, I'd be closer to agreeing.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14 16:57:31 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

Your disagreement doesn't bother me in the slightest. Will not change my mind about it either.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18 21:28:43 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

No one said you could make a horse drink water (but, you can watch him die of thirst). Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20 17:07:05 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

Your arrogance is nauseating.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 5 8:43:12 EDT 2011    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

Interesting work, iwrite. I don't know if Maya Angelou would be the best choice in mentioning having a laugh at whimsical poetry as most of the work I've read from her (although I'm not really a fan of her work) seems to be quite serious. Then again, I haven't read a great deal of her work so there could be a completely different side to her I don't know.

I would have probably mentioned Bukowski or Simic here as examples of the enjoyment of a whimsical write (or our very own maestro badmalthus here at GP). I agree with you here though, no one wants to sit around reading stuffy and pretentious stuff all day, I enjoy writing something for a good laugh as well!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 8 15:06:28 EST 2014    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21 11:17:14 EDT 2014    Post subject: Re: I'm not a Serious Poet Reply with quote

Poetry is a serious matter
full of serious issues and deep reflection
around every metaphoric corner....

As a reader I keep an open mind until my opinions factor in whimsical replies that help me in my writing.

I take the readings more serious than my responses

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