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Neopoet legacy

Where can I spread my words
To kneed & form to beauty
Where can I find some eyes & minds
To peruse with care, not duty
Where can I find a home
For the longing in my pen
& others with such passion
Writing lonely in each den
Where effort, skill, reflection
Help polish works of heart
I love my Neopoets
Where my writing blooms to art.

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Just a little doodling write after I was asked to write what Neopoet meant to me x
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Anni. A hearty little gem.
Thank you for sharing.

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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thanks Rula, will it do for your needs?

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Anni

My dear friend always told me "Water the seeds of joy first"

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dear Anni. Perfect!
Will be posted soon on Instagram and other social media.
You will be notified as soon as it's there.
Thank you dear!

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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I still haven't gotten around to navigating. How do people find time to have any REAL life experiences? Heheh... I am told instagram is good though, so I should make the effort.
Cheers

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Anni

My dear friend always told me "Water the seeds of joy first"

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like it, like it! Just the thing for our little site on the social media sites! I think that you have painted a great picture of Neo. I love the mention of " writing lonely in each den. Typo alert! [kneads]. Hope she gets it before it gets posted! ~ Gee.
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Thanks I kneeded to get knead in the ... nee, for that typo!!!

Chuckle!

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Anni

My dear friend always told me "Water the seeds of joy first"

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Typo noted and corrected.
Thanks for drawing our attention to it.

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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It’s certainly more interesting than seeing everybody’s omelette for breakfast on the social media sites! And poems come from all continents too. To be a poet you need to be engaged with other poets and talk poetry. Your poem is a warm and welcome one about this site which I spend some hours in each week as many of us do

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

I think I first arrived way back about 13 years ago. I've had 2 time outs for health & other reasons, but there is nothing like this place as far as I know - it's a bit like a good folk club (if you enjoy folk music) for poets. Nobody has the same opinion... or rarely, but you always know you will find others who really do want to read & write & share info about good poetry, to me that is such a great thing, I feel literally hungry for it... well maybe I should say I crave it, I am keen to get more poets here so I hope it might encourage others to join... The more people we get the more great minds we will have to hone our skills with side by side.
Love your presence here by the way, I feel very humbled as I don't have a poetic background academically... just years of writing lyrics mostly, but I'm genuinely keen to be enlightened any time. I asked Jess to suggest any books etc. that might be useful... If you can think of any I'd be very happy to explore them.

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Anni

My dear friend always told me "Water the seeds of joy first"

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Getting into this poetry thing I would consider a few things:
I would keep scrapbook somehow (or on computer) poems that move you, poems that you want to go back to.
In the bookstores or libraries see the section, usually "literary essays" or "criticism , and seek out books about the craft of writing poems, the philosophy of poetry, ways to learn to read and interpret poetry. Read about poetry! read about the past poets,the modern poets. Poetry is a craft like painting or composing. learn poetic forms, devises, stances, and aspects of rhythm, rhyme and all the rest.
And lastly read poems, especially anthologies, and try some with notes by given editors. When you find a poet you like, read alot of their work, and read critically. No poet is above criticism.

This is what I tell beginners, people who come to my workshops with very little formal training or poetry in school. I have been following this routine for about 50 years, and always learning.

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

I think I've done lots of the former suggestion for most of my life, but I feel queasy reading from another's point of view... I just feel, as a writer, interpretation should be the realm of the writer, anyone else's opinion is just guessing, even if they have some background knowledge. It's an attitude I could do with challenging, clearly. I can't very well ask Emily Dickinson or Keats, what they were REALLY on about... So much of good writing is extremely personal & obscured intentionally (much of MY best anyway). I don't know that I always enjoy literal "what I did on my holiday" works as much as evocative, abstract writing... I was reading a science fiction story recently, after 20 plus years of the last read, & I was struck profoundly by the realization that he was such a poet (can't think at this late hour who it was!). The beauty was that his description evoked the sense of what he was describing, not the direct language of description.. It was beautiful! I digress... I will take your advice & thank you.

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Anni

My dear friend always told me "Water the seeds of joy first"

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Yeah, we all love it.

I truly admire your capacity for disguising it as compassionate humanity.

cheers,
Jess
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So glad to hear that, losing a bit of faith here with the above kind of comments etc. Cheers

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Anni

My dear friend always told me "Water the seeds of joy first"

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