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Form and message

Often the visual form of a poem can be a way to reinforce the message of a poem. Just a little something to consider

on commentary and such

On a poetry site which prides itself on being a workshop type site it should be taken for granted that everybody will get Some feedback to help us all become better writers. Many struggle with leaving such commentary. This is understandable since there are site where honest comments are often met with hostility. What is NOT understandable to me is to receive comment then not bothering to respond. A simple "thank you for the read" is not much effort.

On commenting

Hi ya'll! Deer season is now over so you will all be seeing a bit more of me here. I use the months outside hunting to store up imagery to use in my chicken scratchings that some kind people call poetry lol. Why post this blog? Well for those who have known me for years I reckon I don't need it. But for all ya'll who have recently arrived it will likely be a good thing to know a bit about my methods of commenting. So, to start out I seldom comment on a poem which I see no redeeming quality in.

THIS is poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AHCfZTRGiI (HURT by Johnny Cash) if you haven't heard this you should........

Greetings everybody

I expect ya'll are becoming weary of my leading the last 2 workshops. Understandable. Hence I'm asking for volunteers to lead the next shop. About the only real requirement is having been on site at least 3 months. Everybody has something they can teach about poetry and if you are interested don't worry about being out there on your own. My being the workshop director I can assure you you can have all the help I can give you.......or as little as you want. So just holler here if you are interested and we can discuss the idea......stan (scribbler)

HURT by Johnny Cash

For those who think traditional poetry is dead......

Johnny Cash
This song, originally written and performed by Nine Inch Nails, is of disputed meaning: is it about self harm, doing heroin, or both? Either way, no matter if it reflects… Read More

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

At long last

Hi folks. I finally got my book completed. It is for sale on Amazon and titled BEYOND TRAILS. I'd like to thank everybody here who helped me hone my meager skills and encouraged me to continue writing . A special thanks to Geezer and all the site owners and operators.Stan Holliday

Wholey self serving announcement

Well, I finally have a real book published. title is BEYOND TRAILS.and will be available via Amazon about July 16.

Narrative poetry workshop

Just a word of thanks to all who suffered through this workshop. I hope it honed your skills in this type poetry

This month's contest give everybody a chance to show they learned something because the contest requires a particular rhyme pattern ...ABAB. Of course non participants should also check the contest out lol

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