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I'm new here. I tried many sites: Poetry WORKSHOP sites as well as Poetry SOCIAL sites. All have their share of MUTUAL MASTURBATION as well as the "NO SUPERLATIVES ALLOWED" rule. Believe me, this site is WAAAAYYY better than those.

The aggressiveness here is nothing compared to PC (I rather not mention the site name) wherein your works are ALWAYS criticized and "critiqued", but you'll go, "What the fuck is this guy talking about?!?" They’ll tell you: “It should be written this way”, but all you get is some silly, weird shit. Some praise your work even though it's just a freakin' nursery rhyme. Like I said, this site is WAAAAYYY better.

Let’s get back into writing poetry and help each other out rather than debating on whether or not a certain critique method is the most helpful. We all have our own minds. Let’s digest what reaction is given to us and use it to our advantage.

P.S. I really missed the transparency of this site so I got my ass back up here hehe

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I couldn't agree more...............scribbler

Very beautiful

But bow down to those schizophrenic.....what...leaders,
Here
Who know no more poetry?
Fucking more or less,
Yes they are nude and totally hopeless
Of course needless to say style-less

However your words
seemingly soft and serene,
They all say
I can never write poetry
As clean,
But I shall not abandon
And give it another try
I can't say why,
But I shall continue
To fly,
As high
As the embellished sky

Don’t forget to mutually with me

loved

Poetry it is, poetry it shall be!

Good blog, man.

Respectfully, Jim

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

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As for the "stupid" praises, I tried this one on a certain site just to see the reaction.

I ate a hundred pieces
of lettuce and tomato
because I'm hungry as a dog.

Guess what I got --

Nice write!
Brilliant!
Splendid!

WTF! Talk about sheer nonsense. This is the type of reaction we abhor. But a little tap on the back sometimes help. Don't get me wrong, every reaction should be reasonable.

As for the strict critiquing and "no superlatives allowed" site, I plagiarized a bit, tried rearranging the work of a well-known poet to see how they really critique.

Has I the heavens'
embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden
and silver light,
The blue and the dim
and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths
under your feet:
But I, being poor,
have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams
under your feet;
Tread softly because
you tread on my dreams.

Guess what I got:

This one is a little short and needs expounding. (blah blah blah)
Why do you always write cutesy stuff? You have to change these words ... (blah blah blah)
The last two lines are questionable. How does it tread on dreams? (blah blah blah)

Again, another WTF! These guys haven't read Yeats and they think they know better. Finally, a certain person reacted truthfully by cursing my damned soul for plagiarizing.

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Regards,
Dennis

"Death smiles on us all. All a man can do is smile back." ~ Maximus Decimus Meridius

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