Yepper...ralwus fellar'...I be Jethro Bodine here...don't like all that fancy talkin' bout....how ri-min' po-at-tree is luzzin' itz charm...Folks around these partz-been fuedin' over dat fery thang for yearz...!
OK, lol. This is simply NOT true. Of course you are never going to make any money off of poetry...unless you become a well-known tenured professor, and then it is salary...not money off the poetry itself.
There are all kinds of publishers. "Important?" You mean like Bantam Books or something? Because, again, you are not going to make money off of poetry. There are important and well-known publishers to poets, however. Look at Poets & Writers magazine, for starters.
And we have actually seen a great flowering of poetry and people who want to write poetry since the late 80's and the creation of the first MFA programs in writing at universities. Now almost every college has a program. Also, the internet has made it possible so that people can easily publish their work...I'd wager there is more of an audience for poetry than there ever has been in history.
There are even publications that cater to metered and rhymed poetry--but no, that's not considered 'modern,' however, if that's what you like, OK. There is an audience for it. There is even an audience for people who only want to write sonnets, .
Well it seems prose poetry is the emperor with no clothes as many of the poems are really a bunch of nonsense by people who try to outdo others with stuff only they understand. That's my reflection on it, you know, like many of the poet laureates who become politicized and aim to please and are bound by their title losing their freedom to write at will and with true heart.
I miss those rhyming poems and can sit quietly enjoying a book of poems. Shopping for some are just horrors indeed n leave me wondering...where is that person coming from? lol ..no flow, emotion, sense of something I miss it, yeah
Rhyming does tie one down. It is very difficult to write some things properly by having to search for a word or two that will rhyme. So one is tied to that. I think that is the number one reason it is now looked down on. E A Poe had no problems with it nor did any of the other greats.
You might want to attend a poetry slam sometime if you haven't already. At the ones I've seen, meter, rhyme, all those things that can supposedly tie a poet down, along with spectacular displays of wordplay tend to go over very well with audiences, while free verse might not be as popular.
Some poetry readings I've heard become very much like rap performances. But then, what's rap but the poetry of the urban poor given a beat?
I hope that all poetry on any given platform prevails. I many times do not rhyme many because I have found pleasure in my own style (away from boundaries)from my heart. Yet, for enjoyment or to re-stimulate myself I will read my favs and poetry with rhythm helps set a great tone.
rest easy, my friend rhyme has not met its end it is going quite strong and has all along while this one is pure cheese and deserves no more than a sneeze there are rhymey poems galore that with the critics still do score
Poetry is fun and all that, but I am totally hopeless with it. If asked to pick out the top notch poetry I would probably pick the wrong poem. I actually think some of the poetry amateurs write is best because they are doing it for fun.
Did you read the link? It is from an unbiased source. (I didn't write it.) And why do you seem to enjoy harassment and also calling people names?
What did you study? If at all? Because I don't see much evidence of any sort of appreciation for anything like that in anything you say, anywhere. IE, spelling, punctuation, and tone.
FYI, English is a Germanic language, but the two diverged long ago.
My post was an encouragement to poets out there who seemed to think poetry is dying. It isn't. You have turned a positive thing into a negative thing, and I don't understand it at all. I never have. And it does make me angry...You cannot bring yourself up by bringing others down. There are a few universal laws in life--this is one of them.
Oh, let's hear something obvious! Brilliant, truly. Fine lines and distinctions are obviously beyond you. That's why you need to stay out of anything approaching poetry.
It would be nice if you learned how to spell and punctuate in the language you choose to write, in, however.
And remember, this is a writing site. This is a writer's thread. Maybe you should learn a little bit about it before you post anything. And trolling gets less and less exiting, I'm sure, with the number of aliases you have and the older you get. Can't really make a career...or much of anything...out of unintelligible, schizophrenic posts. FYI, it does indeed piss me off that they've let a slew of your kind in here.
All you understand is flirting and...I don't know. Frankly, it gets silly. Makes people want to go back to using ID photos as avatars. Chris, on the other hand, gets art...he'll understand what I'm saying.
@Lita - I've been reading the posts here, it must be a first in the Arts forum (no, wait! I remember that thread about modern art. Where is that hubber anyway? LOL) And no, I'm not tantrum. My alter ego is focused on writing adsense-friendly hubs and does not participate in the Forums.
Gee, this has 'taught' me so much. Like, don't post positive comments encouraging other writers to write what they enjoy.
Of course! We must have simplistic object lessons here so that trolls who feel like sh*t about their existence can enjoy a few moments of notoriety from the negativity (for no reason other than their own horrible reflections) they bring to every thread.
Remember, at the end of the day, nonsensical, schizophrenic 'playing' dies with you...with the mountain of other electronic bilge out there.
Anybody with the guts enough to put their heart into their writing...has their work.
I have to apologize to mirajraha. It seems that what I said about poetry dying have made quite a mess. I'm from Peru, and in my country nobody publish poetry. There's no money for that. In a lot of countries is the same. That's why I ended up here in hubpages writing in English, as spanish writing sites are not so good as this one. As I'm a scholar and student of languages, I have to state that tantrum is right. Spanish and Portughese are different languages, just as English and Spanish are. Many words in common though, as Eng< dictator sp< dictador
eng< apprehend sp< aprehender
eng< constitution sp< constitucion
for as you know English also has many words with latin roots.
I hope lita s. will not be angry with me for pointing this out, but I think it's my duty, as a scholar, to clarify this.
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”
Oh, for heaven sakes! Geez. How about some American common sense?
It is a GIVEN (and I know this...apparent if you pay attention through the thread) that these two language are different languages. I dunno...what tips you off is that they originate in different countries?
I simply stated that they were 'similar.' Which, as far as my scholarship goes (admittedly limited to M.A. level), and any research out there I've seen, is true. They are both romance languages and the words are often very identifiable to speakers from both languages. From what I've read, there are theories about Portuguese having become 'latinized.' Anyway! It is clear that the two diverged at a later date than did English and German. They are very closely related.
Ignorance is not grasping what my post was actually supposed to be about...and then running with convenient name calling, because I suppose at least that will make you (supposedly?) feel good about yourself.
And it just could be that we approach poetry a little differently here in America. I don't know. I kind of doubt it though. When I attended the University of Iowa (not as a poet, but a painter, but some know that the Writer's Workshop is world famous), we hosted many poets from all over the world. Real poets know it is NOT about a big publisher. And you will never become rich becoming a poet. However, there are legitimate publishing venues for poets. There are all kinds of venues.
And again...some people take poetry seriously. An avocation. For some, it is a hobby. All this is fine. My intention was to say that there is a place for everyone. This instead got turned into some ridiculous need for somebody to prove just one point ad nauseum.
Hello, I have quite a lot of poems that I am considering putting on here. Any ideas what the traffic is like for poetry, does anyone read it anymore?It doesn't seem as popular as it use to be.Thanks.xxx
Would you keep on reading if a poem rhymes or doesn't it matter to you at all?I feel some poems, don't read as easy as the ones that rhyme, especially when it's more of a blog/letter/message to express some sort of...