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Good or bad poetry who decides?
Good or bad poetry?
While doing some research on Rabbie Burns I remembered that other famous Scottish poet William Mcgonegall.
Mcgonegall became famous for all the wrong reason.Despite his reputation as the "world's worst poet" McGonagall's poems are nowadays read, quoted and enjoyed more than ever, although perhaps because they offer more amusement than insight.
I remember this small verse that was allegedly by Mcgonagall.
On yonder hill there stands a coo
It,s not there noo
It must have shifted.
Here is a short one, which might have gave him a career in advertising.
You can use it with great pleasure and ease
Without wasting any elbow grease;
And when washing the most dirty clothes
The sweat won't be dripping off your nose
You can wash your clothes with little rubbing
And without scarcely any scrubbing;
And I tell you once again without any joke
There's no soap can surpass Sunlight Soap;
And believe me, charwomen one and all,
I remain yours truly, the Poet .Mcgonagall.
What is poetry?
Before I came to hubpages I had hardly read poetry never mind try to write it.I read this definition somewhere on the internet.
Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response.
Poetry by Mcgonagall
The different types of poetry
Is wide and so diverse.
I thought the only kind there was
Was rhyming it in verse.
It doesn’t really matter
If it’s Byron, Keats, or Blake.
The main thing in your poem
Are the thoughts your readers take.
I’ve had a go at writing some,
I do from time to time.
But the only kind that I can write
Is putting down in rhyme.
I’ve heard it said that poetry
Is, a painting done in words.
If that is to be the case,
My paintings must be turds.
Your poem can be funny,
Sad, or even from the heart.
Decide what kind it’s going to be,
And then just make a start.
Here are some from hubbers
Please take the time to read.
It lets you see how they can be,
So different indeed.
You can write a poem on anything
You only have to think.
Here is one by Wayne Brown
About the kitchen sink
If you like your poems more raunchy.
You don’t have to look too far.
Here is one from Ralwus.
About a women in a bar.
If you like your poems emotional
And a little bit more deep.
Here is one from Kimberly
This one will make you weep.
So now you know McGonagall
I’m coming on the rails.
The world’s worst poet?
It’s a toss up heads or tails.
If you liked this poem,
In this time of credit crunch.
Buy a book from Amazon,
And help me buy my lunch.
Before the flaggers hit me,
Or report me to the staff.
The verse iv,e written up above,
Was only for a laff.