Writing Or Reading Poetry....

js250 js250
Do you write or read poetry? If so, who are your favorite poets? What style of poems do you write? Do you show others your work?
06/04/2013
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MrWill MrWill
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Originally posted by js250
Do you write or read poetry? If so, who are your favorite poets? What style of poems do you write? Do you show others your work?
Roses are red,
So are tomatoes

My poetry makes little sense
Potatoes.
06/04/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am not a writer but I can if I put my mind too it. I like to read other peoples stuff though. I have a lot of friends who write Poetry and it is awesome. I will leave it up to them.
06/04/2013
evanescentowl evanescentowl
I like it when poetry is read aloud. I'm not super particular about format, but I looooove sestinas. I include a lot of those when I write. Two of my favorite poems are:

We Real Cool - Gwendolyn Brooks

We real cool. We
Left school.

We Lurk late. We
Strike straight.

We Sing sin. We
Thin gin.

We Jazz June. We
Die soon.

And Ozymandias by Percy Byshe Shelley (I said on a different thread that I didn't like Shelley -- by which I meant his prose)

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'
06/05/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I both read it and write it myself, and given that I put it all on my deviantart I do show others, in a way.
I tend to like writers like Edgar Allen Poe or William Blake, but I'm always looking for new poets to read.
Basically, the more melancholy the poem, the more I love it for the most part.
I haven't found many "happy" poems that appeal to me really, and I can't usually write them myself either.

I find I write and read based on my mood, so I suppose that makes sense.
06/05/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I used to write from time to time, but not in years.
06/05/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
I write poems. There's no set type, but mostly I like to rhyme. When I write things that don't it reads more like disjointed prose than a poem. I don't show many people my work; it's often personal, or at least feels that way.
06/05/2013
bratcat bratcat
I've tried my hand in the past at writing poetry, usually free form, however it's just something i've never thought i was good at. I do love to read poetry though! I'm very big on classic books, usually from the victorian age, my favorite story being Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass which are filled with nonsense poetry. Currently I'm reading the Inferno by dante, which is some of the harder poetry i've read, but i very much enjoy it.
06/05/2013
js250 js250
I have three large boxes full of notebooks that are nothing but my poems...and no one has read any of them. The only ones others get to read are the ones I make up while writing to them....

I love reading poetry and have a complete bookshelf dedicated to my addiction.
06/06/2013
bratcat bratcat
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Originally posted by js250
I have three large boxes full of notebooks that are nothing but my poems...and no one has read any of them. The only ones others get to read are the ones I make up while writing to them....

I love reading poetry and have a complete bookshelf ... More
Who are some of your favorite poets? and what is your favorite type of poetry?
06/06/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by js250
Do you write or read poetry? If so, who are your favorite poets? What style of poems do you write? Do you show others your work?
I do not really do poetry but my youngest daughter has 3 poems published in a book called "A collection of young poets'
06/06/2013
Kitka Kitka
I don't read a lot of poetry but I do enjoy it, I also used to write some of own but haven't done so in years.
06/06/2013
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
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Originally posted by js250
Do you write or read poetry? If so, who are your favorite poets? What style of poems do you write? Do you show others your work?
write and read
08/03/2013
Gr8pumpkin Gr8pumpkin
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Originally posted by LoveBug721
write and read
I like to read poetry when I come across it, but usually do not search it out.
I have written a few dozen poems, mostly when I am in highly emotional states, it helps to calm me down. I am also working on a novel, it is an adventure story, started out like gangbusters but my writing has slowed lately, too many other things taking up my time. Maybe this winter I can get back on it. I appreciate anyone who can write or is gifted musically, it is magical to me.
08/05/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
I read, rarely I write, I don't work on it but show others.
08/06/2013
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