|BrokenCrust I'm just curious, who are you writing for?|
A broad readership (perhaps those who watch alot of TV) or the approval of other poets or yourself?
I write mainly for myself. I enjoy the feedback I get here, so yes I write a bit for some cheers from others (those that post work must all do this at least a little), and yes I am hoping to make this piece (and some others) appeal to a broader audience. I have no delusion that my poem will appear in the paper one day, be read by everyone who will then all go outside and do good stuff. It might be nice to be able to get a piece into a non poetry publication. Maybe not this one, but what I'm learning in the work-shopping of this piece will apply to others. That it is focused on how I write and is on a subject I feel something about, makes the process work faster.
|I feel that this piece has been given a lot more gravity over others for no apparent reason |
More gravity? How so? I have no control or influence on this site. Tony explained how selection works for this forum: I am not part of it.
Perhaps you mean that you are surprised at the number of replies? I didn't make folks reply, nor think differently about the poem than you. You think it is crap. OK I got that. You said why. I got that too, but disagree in the most part.
I'm very grateful for the help others have chosen to give, I'm trying out what they say and either using it or making a case why I'm not. I am receptive to the crits and prepared to listen to them and learn. That is what this forum is about. The poem is better and I hope I will take what I've learned and re-write other poems and improve them too. What is so bad about that?