What do you find difficult in abandoning strict form and finding your own "voice" in your writing?
I am not criticizing form poetry however it might be observed that most forms are mimicry of the voices of masters in poetry.
I feel like when you go outside the realm of normalcy or what's expected you will be highly criticized and crtiqued.
What's difficult is to own and embrace your skill or difference while making it your own. Especially, if your creating something brand new that isn't derived from what's already done. A lot people love form and cadence because its already accepted and its traditional.
I agree, but do these thoughts bother you?
No. As a writer myself innovation is key to self motivation in practicing concepts and ideas outside of tradition or what's always being spoken. It's personal perception of trying to go out of the norm in being bold and taking control of the message
I find no difficulty whatsoever. I've always marched to my own inner drummer. What I find difficult is the reverse: sticking to someone else's prescribed and rigid format.
Where do you draw the line between writing the incomprehensible and adding traditional elements for readability sake?
I don't write "the incomprehensible" in the first place. ...
I draw word pictures.
lol whats wrong with a good fifty center if it is applicable and precise?
I didn't find anything difficult about abandoning strict form when I was younger. Though I started off learning from other poets (those that are considered "masters" in their craft), I quickly abandoned the thought that poetry needs to be strict.
Besides, what works and has worked for other poets does not mean it'll work for you.
I feel like when you stray from that path of what's expected, you'll find a wealth of inspiration.
I thought about this question for sometime. It kinda bothered me somewhere borderline in between. Let's say, we were all taught one way or another the classic ways of writing poetry, right? Firstly, I thought that it would be rewarding if I ever be able to "master" the classic strict ways but then I looked at my scribbles and realized that no matter how much time I spend on perfecting my skills I would never be able to stand out. So, secondly came the thought to throw it all out the window and just write originally, daring and forward... Yes, I faced it. It comes with a price of rejection, humoring my ways, plain criticism, sometimes gets ugly. It can definitely suffocate my muse and put me into the loop of questioning myself over again, a death note to self-esteem... But hey, poetry is an art like any other. Every person entitled for his own place and whatever fifteen minutes of fame he could get, that's my humble two cents here...
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