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  1. t.cobbler profile image60
    t.cobblerposted 13 years ago

    I have written a few. I write as a creative outlet. anyone else do the same? However it means nothing if no one enjoys them. so feel free to read them.

    1. Abwaan profile image60
      Abwaanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy poetry
      With cool flavors on my tangue
      Although poetry is not lickable
      Like a sweet chocolate
      I can still taste it with my mind

      Do't let your pen
      To run out
      Keep it full with ink
      that never dry up
      as if it is supplied with infinite source

      1. Sassypoetic profile image61
        Sassypoeticposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Abwaan

        Poetry is beautiful ..  My colorful spirit runs so free... Like ocean waves on a deep blue sea... Keep on writing as it heals the inner soul.. Taking you to another dimension before losing control... 

        though I am new to this page, I'll soon be posting poems on here that is breathtaking...

    2. Pearldiver profile image70
      Pearldiverposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If writing is a creative outlet for you... then why does it concern you as to whether or not others enjoy it? hmm
      Some of the best poetry that I have read.. I have hated at first. hmm

      Good luck with your goals here.

      1. t.cobbler profile image60
        t.cobblerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting.. As with all creation in this world. It needs to be viewed, enjoyed, shared. for if it is not. then it is no longer an outlet. does that about cover it?

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          china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          You are right - if we only write for ourselves then we don't need to publish it, just put it in a forgotten draw with the other stuff of sentimental value - but no other value.

          1. t.cobbler profile image60
            t.cobblerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            it's the truth. If it cant be enjoyed by others. then you may as well keep it too yourself, and never write it down.

          2. Sab Oh profile image55
            Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            ...................... roll

    3. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hear ya' on the creative outlet part. See...Men can "bring-it" with the Poetry! (Shoot...juz' look at all the men on Hub Pages...that can "bring it" with the Poetry thang! Poetry is a gift if you can harness its' energy...and if you can...then more power to ya'!

      Welcome to Hub Pages by the way...even though it looks like you have been around here two months. You have many great poets on here...on Hub Pages. Welcome to our cyber-part of the world. I'm going to shoot on over to your view some of your works...Best of success in Hublandia...Our Poetry Hub Home!

    4. t.cobbler profile image60
      t.cobblerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have just written another. from what I have been reading. poetry has a wide range.

  2. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages and Welcome to the Forum. Do have a great time. smile

  3. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I dabble as a way of seeing what I can come up.  I set up a blog for "storing" them.   smile   Welcome to HubPages.

    1. t.cobbler profile image60
      t.cobblerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      that's allways fun.

  4. Joy56 profile image68
    Joy56posted 13 years ago

    i think i love poetry, writing it and reading it

    1. because i love the written word, but have a very big problem with concentration, and find long hubs hard to get through.

    2 I feel everything so deeply ..... poetry is a great outlet for ones emotions.

    3 It is a great way of communicating.  Hard to make money from, that is not my intention anyway

      So yes for me a huge thumbs up for poetry.I

    1. t.cobbler profile image60
      t.cobblerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the key is to not concentrate. let your mind go, and the words will come.

  5. akulkarni1234 profile image60
    akulkarni1234posted 13 years ago

    i wonder as a poet we have no restrictions .how do we rate if a poem is good

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      china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Poetry does have restrictions - there are rules for certain kinds of poetry that make it what it is, and breaking those rules makes other poems what they are.

      Without any structure or understanding of the rules poetry becomes something else that does not speak in the same way any more, it has no depth.  Long winded expounding of weird thoughts in what looks like poetry is just people letting off wind and trying to disguise it as poetry, often these people think it is 'powerful' or 'insightful' when in fact it is just a rant. 

      Emotional outpourings are closer to poetry and fulfil a need of the writer to get some good or bad stuff out - just telling some things is not good enough sometimes and the feeling that the emotions are amplified by looking like a poetic form is satisfying.

      Many people have many different ideas of what makes good poetry but mostly they are confusing what they like with a definition, rap music style is about in the middle between non-poetry and poetry - it kinda is and kinda isn't in a way.

      Maybe the only thing that makes poetry good is whether it means more to you than what it is directly saying.

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        ralwusposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think you are full of it like so many professors. Sorry. No I'm not either. It needed to be said. I hate poetry.

        1. Sab Oh profile image55
          Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          "hate"? That's a bit strong.

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            ralwusposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Mewlhouse has a hub that will explain that better than I can.

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          china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Hate - or don't understand?  I have a brother in law who actively campaigns against any form of public art - he does not see anything in it at all.  He says he hates art generally.

          I have checked out Mewlhouse and can't find any hub that you describe - but then I got reading his great poetry.

          Maybe you just prefer real stuff, that you can physically  handle etc ?

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            ralwusposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            He removed that great essay. Dam. He is a great man and I respect him a lot. I understand poetry, I write some of that crap myself, but I hate it in the sense that it has such a wicked hold onto my skinny barb-wired-soul. Now, you understand?

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              china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Now you put it so poetically - yes big_smile big_smile

  6. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    I find it easier to express my true feelings in poetry than in my other writing. Although poetry has rules-it also allows for one to use more word play and express their ideologies or abstracted thoughts with satire without explaining in depth as to make perfect sense-but rather leave the words up for each person’s compression of the writing. When expressing youself by writing a story, recollection or thought it needs to flow in some manner so that the reader can place events, situations and outcomes in order to make sense of the story or idea being described. Where as poetry allows the writer to focus more so on the emotions not the 'story or recollection’ or even having a complete thought or justification within the poetry.
    Not entirely sure if I made any sense with all of that, maybe I should have written a poem in response and not attempted to express a complete thought  big_smile

    1. t.cobbler profile image60
      t.cobblerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      very good.

  7. Ivann profile image60
    Ivannposted 13 years ago

    I adore poetry (:

    It takes up most of my hubs.

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    ahorsebackposted 13 years ago

    Poetry is many things.... heaven in
    it's stroking of loves soft skin.
    And in the telling of leaving hearts
    not ever to return again.

    Or the fall of an empire where gods
    vengeance speaks to man.
    And in the raising of  child
    with  kindness and gentle hand.

    It's about soldiers...a line of candles
    dieing in a blowing wind.
    And too ...the hold of a
    mistress' breath locked forever in.

    And forever are the words written
    on tablets of grey stone.
    For me though.. heart words  slowly
    pulling me away from alone.


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