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Emotional chat

sunday 26th 3pm New York 8pm GMT

We will be discussing emotional poetry:

1) how do we write it without being melodramatic
2) how much of ourselves should we expose
3) does emotional mean sad?

We will discuss anything that is in keeping with the theme .



I can be accused of becoming melodramatic, I guess, being British and having so much in that vein from the past floating about in my blood!!!

Passion may be for humour, for fear, love-whatever moves our 'spirits.'

How much to expose is up to the poet, but as long as that exposure isn't vulgar, distasteful, then there's not much that need be covered up!

Emotional doesn't at all only mean sad, passionate, yes. Many people who write poetry are forced to it by their dire circumstances and it becomes an outlet for emotions, or a cathartic for them; in fact very many write due to something extreme, like being in love, or desperately ill, and this adds a poignancy to the poetry which, if it is good, can move us too.

I said a bit for you Lou!
Love Ann

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

that was very well said.


Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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