Do you like poetry?

In a Perfect World, A Series on Lost Love and Rede - My poetry and prose essay book - you can purchase it on amazon.com if you want - and support a starving artist...LOL
United States
October 29, 2006 9:33pm CST
I wrote a book of poetry and prose and you can buy it on amazon.com. It's called In a Perfect World, by Michelle L Devon. Who here likes poetry? Do you read it? Do you write it?
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@denax1 (709)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I like some poetry but I always have trouble understanding the true meaning the writer is trying to express.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
Instead of getting down to analyzing the meaning the poet intended, try to find what it makes YOU feel and what it means to YOU. See, that's the one thing I have found when I do poetry readings of my stuff is that most people don't get the same thing out of it that I meant when I wrote it - but the way I look at it is this - if I made someone FEEL something, sparked an emotion in them, then I've done my job as a poet! Even if it doesn't match what *I* felt when I wrote it, make sense?
• United States
3 Nov 06
Interesting post Michelle! It's really cool that you wrote a book! I read the previous comments and it reminded me of when I went to college...just a few years ago. I never really understood all that was taught about meters and things. I would read the poems required, and make lame attempts to write my own poems for the classes, but they always turned into disasters. I never understood the whole concept, really. I guess looking at it now, as writing from the heart or soul, I might be able to churn out something that at least one person would like. I still read poems from time-to-time, but haven't tried to write one since school.
• United States
3 Nov 06
Thank you! Yeah, I do think that's the key to poetry - to write from that place of emotion - and when you do, surely someone else has experienced that emotion and will be able to connect with it. That's the comments I get the most on my poems is that someone FELT something... next time you are embroiled in emotion - try writing about it then and make it poetic - don't force it to make sense or rhyme or have meter - just write from the passion or emotion and see what happens.
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I love reading and writing poetry. I have been doing it since I was a young girl. I also write my own greetings for my homemade cards that I make for family and friends. Do you cover a wide variety of subjects when writing your poetry or do you mainly stick to certain ones?
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• United States
2 Nov 06
I started out writing poetry. Before we ever got a computer, I would sit as our desk and bang out my poems on an old 1950's manual typewriter. I thought I was doing a great job until we finally got a computer and I found out that the writing world saw rhyming poetry as an amateurish venue. It was probably 3 years before it dawned on me that I needed to write what it was that was in my soul, and not what everyone else deemed as being "right".
• United States
2 Nov 06
That's exactly right honey - the very best poetry is not that which rhymes or has meter - it's that poetry that when someone reads it, they feel a connection to the emotion which you used to bleed your heart on the page...
@tareqfayyad (1675)
• United States
30 Oct 06
oh...i love to read poetry...i promise u i will buy ur book and read it.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Ahh, thank you. That's very sweet of you!
• Indonesia
3 Nov 06
yes i do, ilike a poetry...
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@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
18 Apr 11
When I was in my late teens/twenties I used to write a lot of poetry, but it was always in the middle of my sleep. I would wake up in the middle of the night grab the pen and book, which I kept handy and start writing. After I had finished I would just turn over and go back to sleep. In the morning I could never remember what I had written in the night and had to read it again to remind myself. Nowadays, I have started writting again, but this time round I seem to write it when I am in a conscious state. It is certainly a good way of expressing ones inner feelings.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
18 Apr 11
Congratz it has always been my dream to be published.Um i like poetry but it really depends what it is about and well i used to write it in high school but I havent done it as much.
• India
6 Nov 06
I more than love reading poetry. I relate to verse more than I ever could relate to prose. At times, I even think in verse...seriously. And yes, I do write too. Though i call my writing 'My Thoughts'. Mainly because i don't think they conform to any rules of poetry. A critique may tear my writing apart, but it still is remains a reflection of my thoughts. In the last year of so, I have written over 400 verses. Most are short pieces. But hardly anyone has ever read what I have written. The thing is, my writing is so personal, i feel i am letting someone peep into my innermost self when they read what I write. Besides my family, only a few others have read my writing and though they have asked to publish it, I have often told them to get in touch with my sister about publishing them posthumous ha ha ha.
@mizu20 (349)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I like poetry as well. I find it to be relaxing to read, for me poetry is kind of like reading a fictional book with a deep intellectual under tone, that leaves you inlighten.
@Hemant259 (421)
• India
6 Nov 06
not really.