Do You Love to Write Poetry?
March 28, 2008 12:48pm CST
I love writing poetry. From far away we reach beyond ourselves to find our Life's Destiny. From nearest still we seek for peace and harmony. And even closer yet, with your hand in mine... we guide each other along with strength and company. From our hearts within True love begins a written testimony... of Life's Destiny. written by Elizabeth Damons
28 Mar 08
I love creative writing, particularly writing poetry. Because poetry is so condensed, you get to the very kernal of truth in things (if you're writing the way I do - maximum editing after the words are down on the page). I've notice some people who write poetry claim they never do editing - Either they do a lot of thinking before they ever put pen to paper, or they're better than I am at the whole thing. Or, of course, maybe they're not after the very best words in the very best order possible. I don't like to read drivel spewed up and put out for the world to look at, where the writer hasn't had the decency or knowledge or self-respect perhaps, to give it their best shot at producing something worth reading for other people. I work hard at my poetry, I expect other people should do the same. you can read some of my poetry here: www.squidoo.com/dogswhogarden
29 Mar 08
For me poetry is simply a way to help me express my feelings. It is generally not for critique or publishing, it is just for me. I rarely go back and edit my poems afterwards unless I feel that they don't quite work for me or say what I mean. I generally write prose so my poems generally turn out more like prose. I know there's tips and stuff I miss while writing it, but since I don't take it heaps seriously I don't mind.
28 Mar 08
Hi Elizabeth, that's a lovely poem. I really like it. I love writing. Mainly I stick with prose and short stories but I did write poetry for a while. My poems have very Christian themes as they reflect my beliefs. A Sinner Rejected A sinner rejected Hated and mocked A preacher slandered Scoffed and scorned A brother betrayed Lost and alone A sister depressed Sad and insecure A father unloved Lonely and ignored A Saviour rejected Hated and mocked A Saviour slandered Scoffed and scorned A Saviour betrayed Beaten and killed A Saviour restored Forgiving and alive A Saviour loving There for all by amymelissa